Teach Your Children Well

There is nothing wrong with letting kids play as heroes fighting monsters, but sometimes you have to wonder what sorts of messages toys send to kids. For instance, if you need to teach your children about the virtues of remote warfare the recent release of die-cast aerial drone toys:

Seriously, this exists. And the reviews on Amazon are just hilarious. My favorite: “This is the best toy ever. Finally, I can pretend that I’m a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize! It’s like I’m sitting right there in the White House with my very own kill list!”

(By the way, you could alternatively demonstrate to your kids that you care about peace by joining the Clear Skies Initiative.)

Or perhaps you want to show your child that it is perfectly alright to submit to a naked-body scan at an airport or to get felt up by a TSA agent. In that case, I suggest the TSA checkpoint kit:


Really, who comes up with this stuff? There is wisdom in the book of Proverbs: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Dr. Norman Horn

Norman is the founder and editor of LibertarianChristians.com. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology.
  • David

    They seriously made a TSA toy? Are they kidding me?

    I don’t have an issue with the drone toy or any other “Army related” toys. Playing with toys doesn’t kill actual people. Same thing with playing a war-based videogame. Real war (Except in self-defense) is wrong, but a video game is a completely different can of worms.

    At the same time, teach them why its a bad idea to use those things in real life.

  • willb

    Most likely these toys are manufactured by a foreign company and imported
    into the good ol’ U.S. of A.


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