Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Out of the Mouths of Babes

My dear, sweet nine year old boy just told me that he heard at
school that since Mitt Romney is a republican, he wants to bring back

He looked at me so seriously, and so aware of what he was asking, that
it broke my heart. He is really afraid that slavery - literal slavery - is going to come back.

Of course I assured him that Mitt Romney does not want to reinstate slavery. (For the record, I don't know Mitt Romney's views on slavery, only on the benefits of shipping jobs overseas for profit, his desire to overturn Roe v. Wade, and his desire to invalidate the marriages and rights of gay couples, and belief that he should choose whether or not my birth control is covered by my insurance... given all that, I may start to suspect he'd reinstate slavery, too)

It scares me that he hears things like that. What scares me more is
that he has to ASK a question like that, that he's honestly afraid
someone will be elected and literally reinstate slavery. What kind of
world is this?

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