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New Hampshire 4th Graders Learn That So-Called Adults Are Terrible

Written by SK Ashby

A group of 4th graders in New Hampshire learned the hard way that being an adult doesn't necessarily mean you are more mature than a 4th grader.

The 4th graders were invited to the capital to participate in drafting legislation -- in this case a bill to designate the Red Tail Hawk as the New Hampshire State Raptor, but their bill was shot down by so-called adults.

Rep. Warren Groen, a Republican from Rochester said, "It grasps them with its talons then uses its razor sharp beak to basically tear it apart limb by limb, and I guess the shame about making this a state bird is it would serve as a much better mascot for Planned Parenthood." [...]

In a 133-to-160 vote lawmakers killed the bill and perhaps the civic enthusiasm of some 9-and-10-year-olds.

State Rep. John Burt (R) compared the 4th graders' bill to a bill for establishing "a state hot dog."

That may be a less insulting comparison if you weren't making it to a group of goddamn 4th graders.

I wouldn't necessarily say that every group of students who are invited to draft legislation should have their legislation automatically passed into law, but I would expect for there to be a better reason not to pass it. "Hurr durr sounds like Planned Parenthood" is not a good reason.

A group of high school students in Kentucky recently had their legislation shot down by state Senator C.B. Embry (R) who insisted that the bill be amended to mandate discrimination against transgender students.