Isn't it nice that Ezra Taft Benson had a great childhood, learning to work
beside his father, swimming in the ol' swimmin' hole, and playin'
ball? This is a far cry from being forced at the age of 5 to work 18 hours a day
on a mouthful of mush in an open gold mine in the Congo.
Charlie, why are you Sorry? You got it exactly right with your comment.Be PROUD!
clearly, based on the comments above, the first poster got one thing right ,
our education system has clearly failed to teach the above posters history if
they do not understand why child labor is so harmful and why we have laws
Child "labour"? Has the DN adopted UK style?
“From the time he could walk, ‘T.’, as young Ezra was
nicknamed, was his father’s shadow—riding horses, working in the
fields, hitching up the horse and buggy for meetings, playing ball and swimming
in the creek. He had a rich sense of heritage, stemming from his birthright as
Ezra T. Benson’s eldest great-grandson, but also because he idolized his
father and, as a young boy, felt an unusual sense of security and deep pride in
who he was. Years later, after George Benson died, his eldest son overheard one
of the few non-Mormons in Whitney say, ‘Today we buried the greatest
influence for good in Cache Valley.’ Without question, George Benson was a
powerful influence in the life of his eldest son” (Sheri L. Dew, Ezra Taft
Benson: A Biography , 14). So I guess child labor, and hard farm labor at
that, was not so bad for "T."
The kids in the picture look pretty happy. Is the point of the article to say
that kids should live like american kids that go to public school (and probably
are not really all that educated) and then go home and eat twinkies and play
video games for hours on end and then follow that up by watching tv for more
hours on end? Because children working is "bad?"