Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Inspire Our Future Voters
When election day finally rolls around, do you take your children to the polls? Do you discuss the ads you have been watching endlessly on TV? Do you share any of this process with your children? Did you discuss the campaign with them at all? If you did, be sure to let them know the results and how you feel about them.
I know that there are some of you who didn't even get out and vote yourselves. Can't you respect the process enough to take the time to vote? I heard on the radio today that if you didn't vote you can't bitch...so true! Shame on you.
The freedom that our country gives us is a gift that should be appreciated. Many people living in other parts of the world, dream about the freedoms that our citizens take for granted. And the only way for our nation to remain strong, is to have educated and involved citizens. Our children are the future this nation, and they need to be taught to appreciate the freedom we enjoy and taught to value our right to choose our leaders. The nonviolent transfer of power is an amazing accomplishment that we have been able to rely on for the last 238 plus years. Please spend a little time talking to your children about this unique and wonderful country we live in; and the important responsibility we all have in using our vote and our voice to keep it strong now and in the future.
If you don't know how to start this conversation, try a book from your library like "Duck for President" by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin or "If I Ran For President" by Catherine Stier and Lynne Avril. This is important. Please be the parent who cares enough to teach these lessons.