Friday, April 7, 2017

This Mom Has It Right

What this mom said, can and should be repeated to every politician in the United States.
From the Columbia, SC, The State:  A mom stood up at the Beaufort County school board meeting Tuesday night and took her mark for final public comment before adjournment.
It was nearing 10 p.m.
The sometimes hostile meeting had just hit its 3  1/2-hour mark, and few people were left in the audience.
She approached the board, gave them a small wave and said, “Hi,” almost shyly.
“I’m not a political person,” she began.
Then, in a calm, firm but exhausted voice, she gave our children — the ones you and I elected to this school board — an epic lecture on their poor behavior.
“This board meeting is horrible,” she said. “You guys argue amongst yourselves in public. You disagree. You cut people off. You don’t let people speak ...
“There’s no way you can expect us to trust you with our children. Y’all don’t even get along with each other.
“This is horrible. ... You guys either need to get along, somebody needs to step down or ... y’all need to do something, because this is not cute at all. And I wasn’t going to say anything because you’re adults. Y’all know this ain’t cute, but obviously you don’t because you keep doing it.
“Every meeting you argue about nothing. If y’all don’t want to be here, don’t be here. Don’t be rude to people. Don’t say things that aren’t nice. Stop cutting him off,” she gestured toward board member Joseph Dunkle. “That’s not nice. I don’t know why he won’t tell you that. Stop doing that. That’s a grown man.
“Y’all need to figure out what your problem is and get over it.”
The mom was not identified but what she said was quite powerful and quite correct.  She should run for office, but then again, politics, especially lately, is a blood sport and you don't win unless the other person is killed, figuratively. 

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