Kids know poor behavior when they see it |

Kids know poor behavior when they see it

Recently, in my sixth- and seventh-grade class, I read The Union article about our illustrious Republican leaders duking it out in a parking lot.

Without my prompting or bias, their responses showed a full understanding that such behavior resembles that of certain immature 12-year-olds on the playground who are either whiny babies who didn’t get their way, or bullies intent on intimidating someone.

Clearly, these kids know poor behavior when they see it, and expressed the wish that the grown-ups who supposedly are in charge of the world really should set a better example.

It is understandable when a sixth-grader has an episode like this, but what excuse can these respectable men give for their conduct?

Walter Webb

Nevada City

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