Why Bad Parents Oppose Kid-Free Flights

Writing at the Huffington Post, The Root's political correspondent, Keli Goff, argues that there's nothing at all wrong with child-free cabins on airplanes. 

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Writing at the Huffington Post, The Root's political correspondent, Keli Goff, argues that there's nothing at all wrong with child-free cabins on airplanes.

I've long believed that people who claim they don't like kids are misguided. It's not that they don't like kids. They just don't like bad parents.

I was reminded of this when I had yet another semi-silly discussion with well-meaning parents (on the fabulous HuffPost Live, no less) who believe that not only should their world revolve around their kids but every other person on the planet's world should too. Apparently some parents are up in arms over the movement towards child-free cabins on airlines, which some anticipate are merely serving as a possible precursor to child-free flights.

Here's a million-dollar question: what's wrong that?

One would think that after the appalling story of alleged racist Neanderthal Rickey Hundley, who is accused of assaulting a crying baby on a flight, that more parents would applaud giving jerks like him the option not to fly anywhere near children (or humans in general for that matter) but no. There are parents who believe their children should be welcome everywhere -- even in places where people are willing to pay not to be near them.

Read Keli Goff's entire piece at the Huffington Post.

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