“Using children as props is shameful,” Grumbled state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) as 8 year old Aamira Fetuga, who earlier presented him with a petition signed by people opposing his welfare bill followed him around the Capitol.
“Campfield says he withdrew his bill because he didn’t have a full understanding of how the law would affect groups.”
So this is just a peek into how bills are generated. All willy-nilly like when a 15 minute conversation with any sensible thinking human being would have told him just exactly how his legislation “would affect groups.”
And the language he uses right there is pretty telling all on its own. These are living, breathing, hard working families and their children you are talking about. Not some ephemeral whatsits, not actually struggling human beings, not real live actual families. No, but. Groups. A faceless monolithic block for you to apply your hurtful policies to.