Friday, June 03, 2005

Fair Play

I was folding laundry the other day when something my 10 year old son said caught my ear. He sat on the floor, playing with LEGO "Knight's Kingdom" figures and, while I don't know exactly what dark plot was ensuing, I was glad to find that he knew just how to handle it. I heard,
"...whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government...."

-The Declaration of Independence

I wish I'd had that kind of trumping power available to me as a child. About the best I could do is clench my fists, screw up my face and whine, "No fair!"

5 comments:

Rachael said...

...not to offend any dear English friends... ;)

Michael Ciani said...

Not to offend any dear conservative friends, but does this post mean that we the people have the right to abolish the Bush administration and institute a new government?

PS: where in the world did Marshall learn to talk like that? He's TEN!!!

Rachael said...

Yeah... classical education: expensive but wonderful. ;)

Hmmm... As for the Bush Administration... Perhaps nothing quite so extreme is justified just yet? I think that's what voting and Checks and Balances are for (not that they always work perfectly, of course).

laura said...

Holy cow, Rae! I don't think I can even recite any of the "Declaration".
I think you got a Doogie Howser on your hands;)

Rachael said...

Kids are capable of amazing feats. Ordinary kids, I mean. We just don't ask enough of them.