And I applaud them for it.
In the spirit of learning by doing, students drafted a bill to learn the process of how a bill becomes law. They proposed House Bill 373, an act establishing the Red Tail Hawk as the New Hampshire State Raptor. Even though it passed through the Environment and Agriculture committee with a majority vote, some representatives were far from receptive. (source)
Cue the outrage.
In fact, the headline was “NH lawmakers brutally kill 4th-graders’ bill in front of them”
Rep. John Burt, a Republican from Goffstown said, “Bottom line, if we keep bringing more of these bills, and bills, and bills forward that really I think we shouldn’t have in front of us, we’ll be picking a state hot dog next.”
The “State Raptor?” What kind of idiotic shit is that?
Besides, the kids did this to see how the process works, right? Well they fuckin learned how it works, didn’t they?
Maybe they learned that a moronic fucking law deserves to die a firey death. The pedagogical exercise was to learn how to draft and propose a bill. The pedagogical exercise was not “and everyone’s a winner, you special little snowflakes.”