"Kids need us, but we also need kids. I've been in many places around the country in the last few decades that have an incredible lack of children anywhere in evidence. Those places seem kind of lifeless and cold and sad, frankly. Anyhow, yesterday I observed something remarkable that led to this post. I was in the Des Moines downtown skywalk system. It was kind of cold and lifeless in there, as it usually is. A few hundred adults moving here and there, about their own business, pretty much ignoring everybody else as city folks are wont to do. You know how it is. But suddenly everything changed. A long line of hundreds of grade school aged kids came filing through, and the noise level went up exponentially. The place was filled with the wonderful sound of children's voices. And you know what? I watched the demeanor of the adults completely change right before my eyes. People relaxed. They began to smile and talk to one another as they watched the little ones going by. It was a really beautiful thing to observe. The moral of the story? America, quit killing off the future, and get your eyes on what is truly important. Because, in the end, all that matters is people, and especially the children, who are our posterity. It's not all about us, it's about them. But by serving them, we will ourselves receive the greatest blessings of liberty."