My daughter is 10, and is full of wisdom. It surprises me from time to time.
When "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed recently, she and I were discussing it. She is very up on current events, and just couldn't get past why DADT had ever been enacted.
Her concise, brilliant comment was this:
"The US is supposed to be the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. You can't be free if you have to lie about who you are, and the government isn't being very brave if they're afraid of gays."
That's my girl.