My friend Coop just sent me this Obama video which was linked on Reason’s Hit & Run blog. I watched it. I wish I hadn’t. Click play if you dare:

Maybe I’ve just payed too much attention to politics in my life, maybe I’m just too cynical, but anytime I see parents pushing their views on children I cringe. If you don’t think there’s anything wrong with that video, pretend it’s a room full of young impressionable children singing about marriage only being something between a man and a woman, or about how awesome Guantanamo Bay is. Think about how you’d feel if instead of wearing Obama t-shirts they were wearing something like this:

The message doesn’t make this kind of thing OK. In fact it fact it hurts the cause these people are trying to support. Using children to push your political, religious, or any other kind of ideals is just wrong. I’m really kind of disgusted.