Queerty is better as a member
If anyone really thinks this kid wrote the letter without his parents’ help, well, you probably also believed in “hope and change” four years ago.
Good for the Democratics for finally cornering the market in the coveted 10-to-13-year-old demographic. God knows they’ll need it come November.
From the photo I’d say Jackson looks a lot younger than 12. He may also have some gender issues.
It’s a cute letter, but I don’t particularly like that it seems to be a fraudulent 12 y/o’s letter that supports my political side. Kind of reminds me of those awful YouTube videos where repubs get their kids to sing awful bigoted and homophobic songs.
I, personally, have no doubts about this letter’s authenticity (hope and change aside). My 11 year old is more than capable of writing something like this (in fact, he is currently writing a childrens’s fantasy novel – a good one!!) and is very engaged and opinionated about the political process.
At the age of SEVEN, he made his own documentary (with our family Handycam) about the 2008 elections in wich he visited various polling sites and asked the voters who they planned to or had voted for and why. It all began much in the same way as young Mr. Ripley’s letter. He was watching political coverage with his father and I, then he asked us who we planned to vote for. Then he wanted to know why. Before long, he started asking other family memebers and every adult he knew. He even wrote up additional questions based on our discussions. At some point, he mentioned that he wished he coud talk to a lot more people and figure out why people were voting (you see, he wanted to be certain that people were not voting for or against Mr. Obama based solely on race)- and I said “Why Not – you could even get it on tape?” And he did!! Since then he has volunteered with me on other local and statewide campaigns- even making campaign calls (phone banking). If you live in the Atlanta area, you may have even received a call from him!
Kids who are given the oppotunity to express themselves and actively engage in the “adult” world that will soon be theirs will almost always have a mature outlook and be much more capable of articulating their ideas than their couterparts who ae not given this same opportuniy.
Keep an open mind – it’s why we’re here! :-)
BJ McFrisky is just upset that the black liberal president shows more grace and compassion than his own racist white family :D
I think it’s sweet and completely true!
P.S. BJ, look at the polls. Romney’s dead in the water, the NYT is predicting the Dems will retain control of the Senate and generic Dems beat generic Repubs in congressional polls.
P.P.S. Queerty, well done with the (sic), but you’ve put it in the wrong place. It goes after “supporting” rather than “blindly.”
@kevininbuffalo: If Jackson Ripley, got a gender issues, as a Behaviral Psychology, I take it you have brain (what ever you got in your box) issues.
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