by: the Common Constitutionalist
We’ve all heard the saying: “There are no bad children – only bad parents”. I would add bad teachers and other role models such as religious leaders, coaches, sports figures and Hollywood dopes who can also adversely influence children.
For example; seeing a kid who constantly uses foul language, has a quick temper or bullies others – one usually only has to look to the parents or other “role models” to find they’ve “learned” the behavior.
This is what I thought of as I saw a disturbing image last week. It was a tweet of a child, no more than five or six years old, holding a doll up by the hair. The doll was dressed in an orange jumpsuit and the little boy was dressed in a black balaclava with a black ski mask covering his face. He was holding up the doll in his right hand and in his small left hand was a large knife. Behind him was the black flag of the Islamic State.