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i wish i could say i was this enlightened when i was 10. i wish i could say i knew more people over the age of 25 who were this aware of their political surroundings, the practical meanings of political buzzwords and the consequences of political actions. but this guy can serve as an inspiration for those chuckleheads and as a ray of hope for a generation i have considered lost since the advent of faux-lebrities, ‘tween “sexting,” 15-year-old hipsters and miley cyrus.
but if i were a 10-year-old girl in Arkansas (god forbid), i’d be in love with Will Phillips. he got in trouble at school for choosing not to stand a recite the Pledge of Allegiance with the rest of his class. in this age of knee-jerk “patriotism,” some may question why i’m extolling the virtues of a 10-year-old punk who’s making trouble in his fifth-grade class. well, that’s because he refuses to pledge allegiance to a country with discriminatory policies against a portion of its citizens: teh gheyz. yup, Will’s a 10-year-old gay rights advocate. and not just because his parents are allies. he actually understands what the words of the Pledge say and sees the inconsistencies between “liberty and juatice for all” and the prohibition of same-sex marriage and other laws regarding (or without regard for) the LGBTQI community.
more about him here.
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