A 15-year-old, Madelaine Hanson, aka Laine, visited the Humble Area Democrats for one of their meetings. She unleashed on the anti-trans Republicans with some inconvenient truths.
Madelaine Hanson represents the future.
The President of the Humble Area Democrats, John Cotter, asked me to visit with them to broadcast their main program. They invited Dr. Nancy Beck Young to discuss the similarity of the Jan 6 and occurrences in 1940 Germany. Nancy Beck Young, the Chair of the Department of History and Associate Director of the UH Center for Public History was selected as a political expert featured in several episodes of Rachel Maddow’s new podcast, “Ultra.”
After the professor spoke, John said he received an email from a young student who wanted to speak to the group. 15-year-old Ms. Hanson walked to the front of the room and spoke about her trans friends and the pain and suffering the Republican Party policies are causing them.
What made me happy about this speech was the age of Ms. Hanson. She chose to engage at an early age, and she knows her subject. My only question to her was, ‘How can we clone her?’ If we can, there is still hope for our Democracy. It is her generation that will be making the decision. And knowing that our GenZs are coming of age and taking no prisoners is refreshing.