Young Girl’s Letter to Romney: Cut Something Else Off
I’m dying. Of laughter, that is. I came across the Huffington Post article about the 8-year-old girl who wrote a letter to Mitt Romney after she watched the debate and heard him talk about his desire to cut PBS funding. The letter is brilliant. Understandably, she is a Sesame Street fan and very upset about his comments.
She tells him not to cut funding and says “You find something else to cut off.” (I’ll let your imaginations run wild here). She’s so cute and sincere, I just love it. You find something else to cut off.
I grew up watching Sesame Street. In fact, it really was all I watched on television. I had lots of VHS tapes of it, stuffed animals, books, everything. On any given day you could find me on the living room floor watching episodes on repeat. I learned to read when I was 3 years old and my mom gave a ton of credit to Sesame Street. Who couldn’t love Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar, and the whole crew?
I really do share her discontent, as I have such a personal connection to Sesame Street and it’s a show I want to continue to see on tv. She wants her kids to see it, and I want future kids to see it. I believe it’s a timeless, great show unlike the odd, disturbing things found on tv today (have you ever seen Lazytown)? Honestly, most of the new shows are unsettling. Kids actually learn from Sesame Street, which is exactly what the girl said in her letter.
It’s good to see that lots of people support PBS and don’t want to see the funding/shows disappear. I know some people are probably thinking “there are more important issues right now,” but oh well. I’d rather see today’s children, the future of America, watching Sesame Street and PBS shows than rotting their brains by sitting on computers or watching Lazytown.