Frank Stephenson says those "children" need oil. Here’s a sliver:
In 1995, Robert M. Goldberg penned a Wall Street Journal article called, “When in trouble, unleash the urchins.” In the article, Goldberg documents how “War on Poverty holdovers are now using children to shield every social program from any spending controls” and he calls the rhetorical exploitation of children a “cause for genuine embarrassment.”
More than a decade later, children play a prominent role in this year’s presidential campaign rhetoric. Democratic candidate Barack Obama calls for having “our children … inherit a planet that’s a little cleaner and safer” and bemoans “crumbling schools that are stealing the future of black children and white children and Asian children and Hispanic children and Native American children.” Talk about no child left behind.
Read the rest. Good piece.