Children Will Be Children – Commentary by Frank Gillispie, 10/29/09
Have you ever watched a group of children playing? You will see all kinds of conduct on the play
ground. Some kids are believe that they have a right to rule over the others. Some are so spoiled that they ruin the games for
the rest. Some of them are bullies and some are even thieves.
For example, say there are children playing in a room. Then cannot agree on which game to play, so one group storms out of the
room. But on the way out they lock the doors to prevent the other group from playing there as well. It is the old "If I can't
have my way I will take my ball and leave” trick."
On another play area, one group demands that the game of their choice be played, and when the others object, they start
insulting them and calling them childish names. Some take this to an extreme, obtaining great pleasure out of making the other
Then there are the bullies. These kids try to use force and intimidation to gain control of the play area and impose their
games on the others. And of course there are the extreme bullies who make great efforts to steal the other kid's lunch money.
Now, those of you who watch real news rather than the slanted propaganda so common on TV today have already figured out who
I am talking about. And I suspect that you are the only ones who read my column. I write for people who think for themselves,
not those who devote themselves to parroting the party line of their leaders.
So, what do we need to do? First, we need to find all the children in our government, especially the ones who occupy grownup
bodies, and sent them back out to the sand boxes where they can play their silly games without doing any real harm. Then we
need to establish a set of political time limits so that when we mistakenly send a child to do an adult job, we can correct
the problem within a reasonable time.
We need to break up the two big gangs that these childlike adults use to boost their power so that mature people have a
chance to take responsibility for our actual children and their future. Then we need to make sure everyone has a strong
zipper in their pockets so that the bullies can no longer steal the money we are saving for our children's future.
I often hear statements about educating our young people so that they can take control of the nation when their time comes.
But worrying about their future is pointless if we continue on the path of destruction that will assure they have no future
Only when the childlike antics in Washington are ended and we are allowed to be responsible for ourselves and our families,
will our children have a chance to build a future of their own.
"A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives. A popular government
without popular knowledge or the means of acquiring it, is but a prelude to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both."
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." "
Copyright © 2009 by Frank Gillispie
email@example.com, Hull, GA
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