Using kids to get your way is one of the lowest ploys a politician can resort to, but that doesn’t mean that doing something under the guise of saving children to tug at our heartstrings is off the table. Time and again many of us fall for the same old propaganda tricks even if the argument makes no sense.
How would Martin Luther King, Jr. have felt about African American communities where his children would have to be afforded safe passage so they wouldn’t be harmed or even killed on their way to school?
Most gun violence is not interracial, but when it is white on black it makes the headlines.
Why is the Federal Government involved with Americans killing each other? A funeral for a Chicago teenager brought out the heavies, including Arne Duncan, Michelle Obama, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We have to wonder whether the slain youth would have been able to reconcile her life with the guest list and a media event in service to the newest push for extending big government control.