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  •  what kind of American are you? (4+ / 0-)

    I was politically active at 12. My Jr. High school had a bad reputation with the local paper due to a history of race riots, so my classmates and I organized and brought the editors in to make our case for our school. I saw speaking out then as my right as an American, and if I know the Frosts at all I have no doubt that Graeme does too. I don't think you should presume to know how familiar Graeme is with the financial and policy implications of his story, nor should you assume he does not know he was making a political act.

    You can't live in fear, and we can't beat these people if we cower before them. He has a lot of support from his family, his school and his community, and the Republican smear machine is not as powerful as you think.

    •  I don't recognize this thinking... (1+ / 0-)
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      Jon Bird part of a humane political program.  That's all I have to say about it.

    •  I have to say (0+ / 0-)

      My daughter, just turned 13 can talk about the political situation better than most adults I know.  She does have to listen to me, but she also reads and goes to the blogs for information.  She is also more conservative than me.  I would feel very comfortable with her speaking nationally.  She already does at school.  The Rebubs are afraid of her (so she says).  She has been 13 for all of a couple of weeks.  The child is able to speak for himself.

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