Adults who manipulate children into liberal politics are despicable.
“Children should be seen and not heard.”
Condensed from Yahoo
DENVER (AP) — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans’ health and eating fried chicken.
Eleven-year-old Ames Mayfield posed the questions at an Oct. 9 event in Broomfield, between Denver and Boulder. Cub Scouts had been told to come prepared to talk to Republican state Sen. Vicki Marble about issues important to them.
Ames’ mother, Lori Mayfield, said a local scout leader later told her that the topic of gun control was inappropriate because of its political nature and that the boy’s questions were disrespectful.
The Boy Scouts, which includes the Cub Scouts, refused to comment on why the boy was asked to leave but say he will remain in scouting after finding a new group.
Cub Scouts is for children in the first through fifth grades. They meet in groups of children from the same grade called “dens,” which are part of larger “packs.”
Ames was only kicked out of his den, not the larger pack. Since the other available den met while he attends classes, changing to another den within the pack was not an option. He’s joining a den in a new pack at his church, his mother said.
In online videos recorded by Lori Mayfield, the scouts asked questions about why people wanted to vote for Obama just because he was black and about Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It was unclear which scouts asked the questions. Mayfield blurred the identities of all the children except for that of her son.
In the video showing Ames asking about gun control, he read from a printed sheet, telling the lawmaker that he was shocked that she sponsored a bill that allowed domestic violence offenders to own guns. He also rattled off a list of survey statistics about Americans’ views on the issue and spoke about the trouble Las Vegas shooting victims would have paying their bills.
“There is something wrong in our country where Republicans believe it’s a right to own a gun but a privilege to have health care. None of that makes sense to me,” he said.
Read the Constitution, kid, then maybe you’ll understand.
And while you’re at it, do some research on the skyrocketing cost of health care, making it unaffordable.
You should also read John Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime.
Stop being a virtue signaling little social justice warrior and go camping.
After nearly 2½ minutes, an adult is heard cutting him off, remarking on his thorough question. Marble responds by talking about the need for “crime control” instead and saying that the Vegas shooting and the 2012 Aurora theater shooting both happened in “gun-free zones.”
Marble drew national attention in 2013 after she seemed to draw a link between the health of black people and eating fried chicken and barbecue in comments made during a legislative committee hearing. The head of the state Republican Party and others criticized her words.
She then issued a statement saying she was saddened that her comments were interpreted as disparaging.
During the scout meeting, Ames told Marble that he was “astonished that you blamed black people” for their health problems.
She replied, “I didn’t. That was made up by the media. So you want to believe it, you believe it, but that’s not how it went down.”