|This young Cub Scout was kicked out of a Colorado den|
for the crime of asking a politician about her views
on gun control.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Cub Scout Booted For Asking Lawmaker Good Constituent Questions
If you wanted any more proof that many (conservative) adults don't want kids to learn anything and keep them stupid, we bring you a Cub Scout in Colorado.
Recently, a Cub Scout den in Broomfield, Colorado hosted a Republican state senator named Vicki Marble for a question and answer session.
The kids ask Marble about gun control, a proposed border wall with Mexico and some racially charged remarks she made in 2013, says 7News, the ABC affiliate in Denver.
One of the Cub Scouts, Ames Mayfield, was particularly prying with his questions, questioning Marble about her infamous 2013 remarks about African Americans, fried chicken and poverty. (I won't get into those comments, but they were pretty bad.)
During the exchange, Ames had clearly done his homework and his facts were correct, but Marble's weren't.
Ames then asked a fairly lengthy but good question about gun control.
"I was shocked that you co-sponsored a bill to allow domestic violence offenders to continue to own a gun..... Why on earth would you want someone who beats their wife to have access to a gun?
Decent question, but the Cub Scout den leader cut him off. No question guns, please! Second Amendment! Second Amendment. And too bad we didn't get to hear Marble's response. Who knows? Maybe she had a good answer.
Ames's question about gun control was apparently so offensive to the so called leader of this scout pack that he booted Ames from the pack, just days before he would have become a Boy Scout.
7News said the Denver area council of the Boy Scouts said it's up to the local organizations to determine who can stay with the Scouts and how can't. The Council said they would look for another den for Ames to join and latest reports say they found one for Ames.
But Ames is understandably devastated by his getting kicked out. He actually really liked his den leader before he booted Ames. The den leader is not talking to the press.
So, unfortunate life lesson learned: We should not question our elected politicians anymore. Just let them do what they want, and don't hold them to account.
Is this the way we really should be raising kids?