I’ll see your “useless kids at CAPP rallies”

… and raise you a “Catholic school field trip to the March for Life”.

Those naysayers who would denigrate the weekend anti-prorogation rallies due to the number of young people in attendance (because who cares what kids think?) are slammed into the boards by Team Snark’s top power forward:

From what I’ve read, many of this weekend’s CAPP rallies can be dismissed since they were full of all those useless kids, and who gives a crap what kids think, right?

Huh … how odd (emphasis tail-waggingly added):

“More than half of those in attendance were youth – high school and university students – many who were proud to display their school banners or pro-life signs reports Campaign Life Coalition. Many wore pro-life t-shirts, signaling their deep commitment to the cause. Jim Hughes, the National President of CLC, said that “the growing number of young people” is a “tremendous blessing” to both the March and to the movement. “This is going to make a difference.””

Ice that cake with the fact that the “March for Life” is always held on a weekday so organizers can bring in busloads of Catholic school kids on the pretext of some kind of field trip.   Their “deep committment to the cause” obviously isn’t so deep that they can be trusted to give up a Saturday and attend this little shindig of their own volition… unlike the kids at the CAPP rallies on Saturday.

And that’s Game Over!

10 Responses to “I’ll see your “useless kids at CAPP rallies””


  1. 1 Torontonian Monday, January 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Spoiled bratty crybabies! ‘Nuff said.

  2. 2 James Burton Monday, January 25, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    awesome argument – i will be stealing it for use in my own conversations with my Catholic brethren…

  3. 3 hemmingforddogblog Monday, January 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Tough choice for the kids, “Would you like an afternoon off school?”

  4. 4 fern hill Monday, January 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Don’t the kids also get some sort of ‘credit’ for it too?

  5. 5 Laurel L. Russwurm Monday, January 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I found it interesting that there seemed to be a slightly higher proportion of older-than-college age attendees at the Waterloo rally. I had assumed with two Universities in walking distance, not to mention various community colleges and the neighboring University of Guelph it would have been dominated by the young.

    Maybe its just that there are just as many unrepentant old hippies living in these environs.

    Young people are certainly capable of making up their own minds, but it is disgusting when they are used by school authorities as pawns for a political agenda. (Parents always have the right to keep our kids home whether its for bad weather or bad politics.)

  6. 6 JJ Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Torontonian – That could explain it — all the attempts to denigrate and downplay the weekend rallies seem a little, er, desperate?

  7. 7 JJ Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    James – You’re welcome to it. It only makes sense, right? Can’t have it both ways.

  8. 8 JJ Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    SQ – Well, no kidding. It’s a whole day out of school, plus the added bonus of going to another city (for many). I’d like to see what the ones who escape get up to 😯

  9. 9 JJ Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    fern hill – I know that in the states they get a credit for attending these things, but I haven’t been able to find anything indicating if that holds true for Canadian Catholic schools.

  10. 10 JJ Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Lauren – That’s funny, with Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier teeming with young people, I would have thought the proportion would be higher. Then again, as a demographic 35+ is bigger than 25 and under, so it might just be consistent with the local demographic profile.

    At any rate, kids (I call them “kids” but I mean young adults and teenagers) are always welcome — they inject a unique kind of energy into the political dialogue.


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