Mike Hendricks, writing about video games, tells us that politicians should not get involved in what we can and cannot buy (3/31, Metro, “Politicians play games, win fame”). He says we know our kids better than politicians do.
He writes: “Just so they don’t forget that, ultimately, it’s we parents who should and ultimately will decide what kind of games, movies and CDs our kids bring into the home.”
The Monday prior, however, Hendricks was writing about the Kansas Board of Education, saying the “opt in” option for sex education was an example of “the kind of backward thinking” he has come to expect from this board. His implication: Parents are too irresponsible and stupid to be trusted with what their kids should be taught.
I wonder what happened in a few short days to elevate parents from bumbling morons to fully responsible and capable adults.
Harold C. Williams