The world is a big and scary place; when you're 7 years old, though, it's even bigger and scarier. Thereby, action must be taken to make it safer.
Toby Smith, 7, seems keenly aware of current United States politics and how they're negatively affecting marginalized groups. The brave youngster spoke up at a town hall meeting in Springdale, Arkansas, which was hosted by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton, CNN reports.
"Donald Trump makes Mexicans not important to people who are in Arkansas who like Mexicans. Like me, my grandma, and all my people," Smith said as the audience erupted in applause and cheers. "And he's deleting all the parks and PBS Kids just to make a wall."
The crowd, of course, went wild.
"He shouldn't do that. He shouldn't," Smith said matter-of-factly. "He shouldn't do all that stuff for just a wall."
In response, Cotton gave a lame attempt at describing the American melting pot.
"Whatever your race, or ethnicity, or religious belief, part of the fabric of America is that we are a melting pot, and that we are all one people," he said. According to the Independent, Cotton continued:
"We want Mexico to be a healthy strong partner. We want to help them deal with the problems they've got with drug cartels and crime and grow their economy. We also have to protect our own citizens from that. And that's where the law comes in."
Smith was later interviewed by KATV and further proved his precociousness.
"Donald Trump was deleting PBS Kids just to build a wall because he doesn't like Mexicans," Smith said. "And he's taking down parks. People like parks! People like PBS Kids! And the Mexican wall — people like Mexicans."
Make no mistake: We'll be swearing in this guy as leader of the free world sometime in the next 50 years. Until then, we fight the system at town hall meetings — one burning inquiry at a time.
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