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Kids' Names on Petitions

Ok, I just got a forward from a friend of mine (the only friend who STILL hasn't gotten it through her fucking head to STOP sending me forwards!!!). Anyway, it was a petition about some bill proposed to the FCC that would prevent religious broadcasting of any kind and also have all these other disaterous effects.

Before I go any further, I'd just like to comment that the e-mail was a hoax. I seem to have a plethora of friends who don't know how to use a search engine before they forward something. And, while I'm taking a moment out of my rant, let me just point out that I don't accept nor pass along any type of forward, no matter what it is, so don't waste your time. My friends all know this, but the very religious among them always assume that their "important" message is exempt from this. NO IT ISN'T! When Jesus e-mails you personally, then you may forward it to me, but there's not a fat chance in Hell of that happening because he'd e-mail me before any of you people!

Anyway, back to the subject at hand...

Just out of curiousity, I scrolled down the list to see how many names were on it. There were 390 names. That's right, almost 400 people were either too lazy, too stupid, or just didn't care enough to use a fucking search engine to see if this was a hoax! But, I digress. If it weren't for these people, there wouldn't be any hoaxes, so whatever, it's not important right now.

Back on topic, again... The last name (number 390) on the list was the name of my friend's son. Her son is 7 years old and I somehow doubt that he actually told her to put his name on this petition. In fact, I doubt very much that he even gives a flying fuck whether TBN gets zapped or if CBS' "Touched By An Angel" get taken off the air. If this were a petition about keeping Pokemon on the air, I could see it. Now, I could be wrong about this. The little boy may very well have a strong opinion on this matter, however knowing him, I doubt that.

So, this leads me to only one other conclusion. She put his name on the list just to add an extra name for her "cause." What a bunch of selfish fucking bullshit! Hello! Exploit your child much?! That is HIS name on a petition meant to show the support of those who sign in! What if that's not his opinion? What, you think just because you're his mother you get to decide his religious and/or political stance for him? Do you think that, as his mother, you have the right to use HIS name in any way you see fit? You think you have the right to exploit his name for the purposes of bolstering some fucking petiton? Perhaps you DO think that...and that would make you WRONG!

This makes me wonder how many names on other petitions are only there because they're the names of children who've had their opinions and beliefs force-fed to them. That IS what this is about, after all. Parents feel they can put their kids' names down because "that's what my kids believe." No, it isn't; that's what you think your kids should believe, because it's what you believe. I'm so sorry to have to inform you of this, but children do actually have minds of their own. They do actually have opinions. If their opinions differ from yours, that's just too fucking bad.

So, to all the people that have ever done this: Shame on you, asshole! Shame on YOU! And before you even bother with "Who are you to tell me how to raise my child?" let me be the first to ask a rhetorical question: Who the fuck are YOU to exploit your child's good name and decide on your own what opinions and/or beliefs that name should represent?

Lest she read this and think I'm a callous asshole, attacking her parenting skills, let me just say......good call! That's exactly what I am and exactly what I'm doing, so stuff it, honey! Nah, seriously though, I'm not attacking her fucking parenting skills, just trying to give all you bitches a little education in the rights of children. They have the right not to have their parents falsely representing them in a public document. If I thought her parenting skills were bad, I'd have had her kid taken away a long time ago! Her parenting is fine, it's her judgement that needs a fine-tuning!

Everyone try to keep this in mind before you sign your kid's name to something, will ya?

"A child may not be considered a piece of property, an idea
to which an alleged "right to a child" would lead. In this
area, only the child possesses genuine rights: ... the right to
be respected as a person from the moment of his conception."

-The Catechism of the Catholic Church,
paragraph 2378