“When I grow up I want to be free” [update 5]
Rational Jenn has this beaut pic of her kids at Atlanta’s Tea Party protest.
“The tagline: Protesters must couple their outrage at bailouts with a positive vision of a properly limited government.”
UPDATE 2: Writing in the Grand Junction Free Press, Linn & Ari Armstrong reckon that the parallels with Atlas Shrugged are more profound than many people realise: in the face of the ten-thousand commandments of government, producers are starting to go on strike…
UPDATE 3: “Beautiful women are always on the cutting edge of social trends,” as P.J. O’Rourke once observed. “On that score,” notes Tim Blair, “the anti-stimulus movement in the US is doing just fine.”
UPDATE 4: Flibbertigibbet takes up the cudgels on behalf of Mr & Mrs Rational Jenn and their children, on the issue which for some reason has overshadowed the reason for the protest:
I would argue not only is it appropriate for children to be present at such events, but that it is beneficial to their education to be there. Children SHOULD see their parents engaging in political discourse and being passionate about ideas. Children SHOULD see how adults conduct themselves when they disagree with the government. Children SHOULD be exposed to ideas and encouraged to explore, discuss, and defend ideas.
All these busy-bodies accusing Mr. And Mrs. Rational Jenn of being bad parents, abusing their children's minds, and undermining their own political objectives should check the facts and check their premises.
They might begin by checking the entirety of Flibber’s well-argued post on the matters in question.
to provide a little more context for those who may be interested; to thank those who have supported our actions in the past few days; and to let people know that I did stop and re-examine my premises very carefully. And to make it clear that we'll ALL be in attendance at the next rally.
Good for her. As she concludes,
Kids should be allowed in the world because they live in the world.