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Fourth-Grader On Gay Marriage: “You Should Be Happy For Them”

Thanks to Reddit, voices of the next generation are already speaking out in support of marriage equality. Check out the essay below, written by a fourth grader who independently chose gay marriage as the topic of his “persuasive essay” assignment.

“[He has] more sense than some adults,” his teacher says. Kids say the darndest most awesome things sometimes.

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Apr 24, 2013
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  • 13 Comments
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      Well okay now I am convinced. Good show.

      Apr 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Out of the mouths of babes… comes the truth! I’ve always had faith that the younger generation will have the intelligence to see through the right wing/conservative rhetoric! BINGO! Education and common sense… work!

      Apr 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      A for content. Somewhat lower grade for spelling and punctuation, though I don’t know what’s usual for 4th grade.

      Apr 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @hyhybt: Lolol… as a retired teacher of 40+ years, I’d say the kid is pretty danged good, heh heh. His thinking, however, is right on the mark. Education helps! ;-)

      Apr 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @Dakotahgeo: That’s the reason for the “I don’t know.” I haven’t seen fourth grade writing since moving on to fifth grade.

      (One thing I do remember about fourth grade: the first day, the teacher wrote a list of rules on the board, and one of them was “no printing.” Coming from a different school system, I’d never heard that word used to refer to non-cursive handwriting. To me, printing was something involving a printing press, and since there obviously wasn’t one of those handy, a rule against using one was a bit confusing.)

      Apr 24, 2013 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @hyhybt: ;-) I understand that!

      Apr 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mlbumiller
      mlbumiller

      a lot of schools do not even teach writing… penmenship or what they called cursive in my day. Schools are teaching keyboarding(typing for us old coots) and ony teach them how to sign their name.

      Apr 24, 2013 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @mlbumiller: Sadly, you are right. That’s the price we pay for Progress at times. I had two years of typing and was taught how to write cursively in second grade. It’s like riding a bike— one never forgets!

      Apr 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Dakotahgeo: Actually, it was a full year of typing, not two different semesters.

      Apr 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DOFEK
      DOFEK

      That is, so sweet. And for all of you ass hole who have no children! this one is just great. AdamHomo

      Apr 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @DOFEK: Have you ever considered AA or NA? You seem awfully disappointed with your station in life. I pity you, really!

      Apr 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eiswirth
      Eiswirth

      Kids don’t lie, unlike their parents and ministers.

      Apr 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mykelb
      mykelb

      He must be a Betty White fan, “I really don’t care with whom you sleep, I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.” I figure all the rest of it is your business and not mine. And not hers, incidentally.”

      Apr 25, 2013 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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