Not For the Children

February 23, 2013

Charleston Gazette – Senator John Unger told a story this week about speaking to a group of third-graders. He told them how the Legislature works, and they pretended to be senators. You can imagine the kinds of bills they proposed. Longer recess. Second lunch. Read

But the thing that stopped the state Senate majority leader in his tracks was one boy who explained which of those two bills he would rather see signed into law.

“Second lunch,” the boy said. Because then he could eat more at school, he wouldn’t have to eat his mom’s and dad’s food in the evening, and there would be more food for his little brother.