In the mind of this 10 year old and most other rational thinking adults, it was far bigger than politics. It was about a woman being starved to death, to include dehydration by the very authorities that are to protect her.
If Christ moved this boys soul to do this, who are we to question that. In fact....WHY would anyone question that?
Only a politician would of course!
Even before I became a FReeper, I have witnessed only the 'peace' people using children and shoving them out the door to protests.
When children are raised in a home based on Faith, and are taught values and morals - the response Joshua displyed is natural.
They are taught right from wrong, know right from wrong, and make decisions based on what they know and believe.
Jesus works through those that are like children in their hearts - why not a child specifically? JK
Now a days a "liberal" emperor without clothes would have accused the child that accused him of "nakedness" as being manipulated by his evil moralistic parents. That seems to be what you are saying!
Do you have a child???? From my experience, you don't manipulate a child to do something he doesn't want to do. He might go along for the ride or the protest, but to take an active stand comes from inside the child. The child may take a position that looks wholly devised by the parent, or it might run wholly counter to the parent. Right or wrong, the child, such as this 10-year old is totally capable of reasoning based on the facts/feelings at hand and coming to his own conclusion. That being said, I do believe that a child should be protected from danger, including being arrested for whatever reason. A child should not have to worry about things like the death of Terri Schiavo. That will all come soon enough. The question is does anyone care enough as an adult to get the law changed in Florida and elsewhere to prevent this from happening again.