(Warning: Today I am on a grumping rampage.)
Here's the story, and here's the video:
Oh yeah, they're really concerned about the children. I tell you one thing, if one of those kids near that shouting, angry man had been my son or daughter, I would not have been happy, and Mr. Idiot would've heard about it. I know that if I'd been one of those kids with some big, angry stranger standing right next to me, shouting, I'd have been terrified. (Ok, I'd still be scared, even as an adult. Some people are crazy, and you never know what some complete stranger might be capable of doing, so small warning signs like yelling tend to make me nervous.) Maybe he wasn't directing his comments to the kids, but to the adults behind them, but I doubt all the kids really understood what was going on.
Also, to all those people who are so appalled to see children "used" this way for political purpose, what about this?
And remember, the whole reason those kids were singing "God Bless the USA" at this protest was because they were banned from singing it at a graduation ceremony, because some stupid individual was afraid immigrants would be offended. (Never mind that apparently many immigrants with children in the school wanted the song to be sung.)
I'm sick to death of this bizarre idea that we should celebrate the different cultures of the world / multiculturalism in our own country but somehow simultaneously be ashamed of our own culture. As if expressing pride in one's own country is an insult to everyone else!
You know what? I'm not especially proud of my country-- or at least our modern, declining culture-- when I see absolute utter crap like this happening. What's wrong with these people?