posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 07:49 AM
There was an episode locally to me a few years back of a kid's birthday party. Neighborhood and school chums all came. There was a hotdog cookout, one
of those inflatable jumping things you can rent for such events. It was all overseen by the parents and older sibs of the kid having the birthday.
Safe, secure, strictly your average party for younguns.
Anyway, some of the playthings available were toy guns. It didn't mention if they shot nerf balls or squirted water. Well, one of the parents of the
kids attending were ticked that their child/children were allowed to even see these things and threatened to sue the host family.
No idea whether any lawsuit was ever filed. It all disappeared from the media after about a week or so. But the reaction by the parents of that one
kid started a community skirmish that made the comment sections as well as the letters section of the local news rag. There were no politics involved,
just a question of whether the host family had the right to allow toy guns to be accessed by the visiting kids.
We really have become a thin-skinned society. Parenting, in some cases today, doesn't even exist and in others, looks to be based on the policies of
the Spanish Inquisition.
In this case with Obama, I guess maybe it does come down to politics; if you're gonna preach an anti-gun sermon to the nation and then play with water
guns pool side, it's gonna stir the pot. It's worth talking about but I wouldn't get my Fruit of the Looms messy over it.
edit on 17-6-2013 by redoubt because: edit