Tuesday, November 16, 2010

America's New War -- On 13-Year-old Boys!

Am I crazy or or does there seem to be a war in this country on 13-year-old boys?
First, a 13-year-old boy in California was ordered to stop flying an American flag on the bicycle that he rode to school. His school principal tried to stop him from flying the flag until a huge uproar arose and motorcyclists and other concerned citizens started to escort the boy to school. Finally, the principal and the school district backed down.
Now, the Associated Press is reporting that two 13-year-old boys in Chappaqua, NY have been cited for selling cupcakes and other baked goods without a permit. According to the AP and the Journal News in Westchester County:
New Castle Councilman Michael Wolfensohn had called police last month on the boys.
Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff had a brisk business selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie treats in a Chappaqua (CHAP'-uh-kwah) park.
Kevin's mother, Laura Graff, says the teens are "good kids" who were scared by the police call. She said Monday they haven't set up shop anywhere since.
What is the matter with people.
What are they thinking?
How and when did we cast away our priorities and lose all sensibility?
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