The city of Littleton, Colorado, wants to honor Navy SEAL Danny Dietz, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005, by erecting a statue to the fallen Littleton native. The statue, designed by sculptor Robert Henderson, would feature Dietz holding a rifle in a "parade-rest" position on one knee.
Some local parents, however, are protesting the design and location of the statue, which is close to a few schools, claiming that it glorifies violence because he's holding a weapon.
You can read the story from the Rocky Mountain News here.
I think the protest is ridiculous and the protestors are among the frighteningly large population of parents in this country who are petrified at the thought of having to actually parent. A statue like this lends a wonderful opportunity to have a conversation with your child.
But that's what I think. How about you?