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  • That’s a great reminder! Speaking of kids and their sense of fairness, I wanted to share something that happened with my 10 year old boy. I posted it as a Facebook status update, and I’d like to share it here:
    “Proud of my fifth grader and hopeful about the next generation. This might be long, but I think you’ll enjoy reading. Today when I picked him up from school, he told me what they were doing in his social studies class and said, “Why did they have to do it so complicated!” “How come?” I asked. “Well, the executive branch executes the laws but can also make laws, the legislative branch makes laws but then the president can use his power to veto, and then congress can over write it and then the president can send it to the Supreme Court to finally say if it will be a law or not!” (This might not be accurate, but that’s what I remember). And I said, “that’s right … just last week in Arizona, legislators passed a law that would allow businesses to deny service to gay people based in religious beliefs.” “What? Why?” he asked. “I guess they thought that was what their constituents wanted,” I replied and continued, “But then the Governor vetoed it.” He thought for a second and then recited, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” I looked at him with my eyes full of love. He, very seriously added, “You can’t deny people the right to be happy with the person they choose. That would be unconstitutional.””

    April 16, 2014
    • avivagittle

      What a wonderful story! Brought tears to my eyes.

      April 16, 2014
  • Brought tears to my eyes, too.

    April 18, 2014

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