A politician in the "Show-Me" state wants to show that kindness counts.
A Missouri politician thinks it’s high time that the high-five was adopted as the official state greeting.
Curtis told FOX 4 News that he hopes the gesture will encourage fellow legislators to be more friendly towards one another and thus more productive: “It’s necessary and it’s not a waste of time, because it does promote solidarity, and that’s what we need in order to work together to improve Missouri.” Curtis also wants the bill to be a teaching tool for children so they can learn about the legislative process in an engaging way, he told The Los Angeles Times.
However, the bill’s chances of passing are slim, writes the editorial board of the St. Louis Dispatch: “Mr. Curtis is a freshman Democrat in Republican-dominated House, so it’s unlikely that his bill will get a hearing, much less a floor debate.” At least Missouri will still have an official state grape.