A child will teach them

 Posted by at 11:26  Politics
Mar 232013
 

Watch and listen as Matthew Lannon, 12, a sixth-grader at Wheeler School in Providence testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday evening at the Rhode Island State House about marriage equality…

If there’s one thing you don’t mess with in life, it’s love. My parents and all the other gay and lesbian people here want to be happy, just like you. All they want is to be treated fairly. But unlike most of you, they have to come again here year after year and explain over and over why their love is equal to yours. This year, you have the opportunity to change that. I say, choose love.

The United States is changing, and it’s the youngsters who will change it. I only wish my generation could have seen the light.
 

Weekly Address 03-23-13

 Posted by at 10:54  Politics
Mar 232013
 

“Helping Protect Our Kids by Reducing Gun Violence ”

From the White House weblog:

Three months after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama says that the Senate has taken important steps forward to help protect our kids by reducing gun violence. The American people made their voices heard, and the Senate made progress to make it harder for criminals and people with serious mental illnesses to get guns, to crack down on anyone trying to funnel guns to criminals, and to reinstate and strengthen a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons. Each of these ideas deserves a vote. The President urges Congress to pass these commonsense measures while affirming our nation’s tradition of responsible gun ownership.

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