You Are The Only Ones That Think Your Kids Are Cute

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, long an ardent supporter of Illegal Immigration Enforcement, and advocate for the enforcement of existing laws regarding same, was booed off of the stage during a speech in South Carolina, by protesters who evidently feel that free speech applies only to those with whom they agree. Egged on by liberal professors, these wastes of space, who were evidently never taught manners by their parents, did not allow Mr. Tancredo to make his case about the inherent wrongness of allowing in- state tuition for illegal aliens, when in state students were being turned away.

Now, you might or might not agree with Mr. Tancredo’s speech, but freedom of speech implies that he will at least be allowed to make his case. You are free to agree or disagree, but you are not free to impede his freedoms, and for them to do so sends a strong signal that their parents utterly failed in teaching them anything regarding the Constitution, or common manners, for that matter.

I have, throughout my life had children, been exposed to children of others, and seen how some have been taught right and wrong, and others are more like feral children in their manners and attitude. Unfortunately, the parents of these snot- nosed brats are generally the proudest- one example I witnessed was when a friend’s wife had brought her little Damien (complete with his own little 666) over to show him off.  ” Oh, look at him, trying to find himself, isn’t that just the cutest thing?”

At that time, the child in question was trying to drown a puppy in the water tank, and only ceased when I yanked him up by the nape of the neck, whereupon his momma became irate that I had laid hands on her little precious thing.
“Thing” was right- in the years to come, as this brat aged, both the father and mother coddled him, while his behavior grew worse, until they became afraid of him. Eventually, he was arrested for stealing cars, and sent to prison.

I can just imagine how the parents are on pins and needles waiting for him to be released. Before he went away, he had “issues”- and took it out on the sheetrock in their house. I was called on the first couple of times to fix the damage, but they quit asking me when I suggested some tough love. They did not want to hear of it.

And yet, they don’t want to hear how this is really their fault for not parenting as they should have.

These college kids are “acting out”, goaded by many of their professors, who think that acts of civil disobedience are the mark of the coming of age with students. That might be true if they had been taught civil discourse, but like the study of History,(which has been dropped as a requirement in Ivy League schools and minimized in many others), civil discourse and its sister component debate have been eliminated as a part of civilized behavior. And  their parents gaze in adoration.

Remember, you have freedom of speech- so does the other side. You also have the freedom to not agree with what someone says.
What you do not have the right to do, is to stifle someone’s free speech. When that is allowed, it might be your free speech that is the next to be silenced. And still the parents gaze in adoration.

This is why the American Nazi Party and the KKK are allowed to parade- there is scant support for their extremist views, but in this country, they have that right. Still, university professors rarely teach this, instead, probably lost in a drug- addled flashback to the sixties, when it was the free love era, and they still had hair, they focus on acting up when there is a speaker or cause they do not agree with, instead of instructing their student on how to argue cogently and peacefully. After all, if you want to counter someone’s argument, you have to hear that argument, or you lose by simply opening your mouth and showing your ignorance. And still the parents gaze in adoration.

Winston Churchill once said, ” If you are twenty, and not a liberal,you have no heart. If you are forty and are not conservative, you have no brains.” This is, or should be, the difference between the children and the parents, in the most basic sense. The one is idealistic and believes that the world is theirs to change. The other knows that some things should not change.

One of the things that should never change is manners, and respect for others- a lack that many children show in their everyday behavior. A lack that their parents are responsible for- now they have raised monsters who cannot act in a civilized society.

And still these clueless parents gaze in idiotic adoration.

Big Dog

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One Response to “You Are The Only Ones That Think Your Kids Are Cute”

  1. Barbara says:

    To think that, if America lasts that long, they are the future rulers.