Stop using children as political pawns | Letters
January 16, 2013 · Updated 3:54 PM
I have a daughter in her late teens who is a freshman in college, and a son who is 13 and in middle school.
You'll have to take my word for it, I am a loving parent. As a matter of fact, I am a stay at home parent.
I have great disdain for people who use children as pawns in their political marketing. When they want to pull on heart strings they turn to, "It's for the children." I say, "B.S.!"
I have a visceral reaction to politicians who hide their intentions behind children: I want to stick my finger down my throat.
The latest is the current President of the United States gathering children around him to promote gun control. To be equitable, Mr. Obama needs to explain to the children that the spending during his administration will affect their lives when they are adults as higher taxes. He might also mention that the children's children will also be affected — if we are still a nation by then...
Matt Sato, Federal Way