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Our Deviant Society

layopinions Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 2:20 PM
My elementary school kids came home last night and told us they "voted" for Obama. When we asked why, my son said that someone told him Romney was a bad-guy who would steal money from poor people so that rich people could have it. My daughter said that she heard Romney would raise our taxes and she didn't want me to have to pay more taxes. Needless to say we had to have a long conversation with our kids about voting and what we believe and why and about what each candidate's policies would really do. It's disgusting that this is starting already in elementary school. I was hoping to let my kids just be kids for a few more years. Oh well.
mriegert Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 9:40 PM
I had the same thing happen with my kids. Unfortunately I think too many people of voting age or above have the same mentality as the kids do.

My kids mentioned the 47% comment that their friends had talked to them about. I had to explain to the who Romney really was.
Jeff2422 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:10 PM
Good luck on your kids just being kids. This is the real shame of our society. Kids have to grow-up before they even know how to read and have schedules that would put a CEO or a major corporation to shame. I am so happy that I was allowed to be a kid. I was the nerdy kid that followed elections and politics. I got in trouble for yelling out "Nixon Won!" when I heard it over the radio in 1968 during lunch at school. I got in trouble not because of what I said or for my radio, but that I yelled it at the top of my lungs. Today, my parents would have to come in and explain the radio and I would be required to take a sensitivity class because I may have offended the children who liked Humphrey and for my aggressive behavior. Sad.
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