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Generally, we hope people take care of themselves because the government can't be expected to protect everybody from everything. But children, children don't think about tomorrow. That's why the government has to pass laws to protect children: no drinking, no cigarettes, special labor laws, and kids have to go to school. Now we have this thing about the sun and skin cancer. People have to cover up. Kids aren't going to cover up unless we make them. I am introducing a law during the next session of the legislature to require all individuals under the age of 18 to wear headgear and clothing that covers at least 90 percent of their skin while they're outside. It's for their own good.

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