Monday, February 04, 2008

Lessons in Democracy- Part 1

I have decided to do a study of the election process (and all the rigamoral preceding it) with my ten-year-old son. He will be 14 before there is another "big" election, and being that lately our Presidents have been going double terms, he may be voting age before another "brand new" President is put in office (let's just hope we have more choices when that one comes around).

And I absolutely am NOT doing it to legitimatize my dabbling in politics- shame on you for even thinking so!

We're going to start with the "final four" (so to speak) and make charts of where they stand on main issues; at the present time, as well as in the past (ever notice how quickly this changes?).

What we do not plan to focus on: race, gender, religion, whether they are a good dancer, whether Streisand/Oprah/Kennedys/Hollywood stars are endorsing them (I really WAS breathlessly waiting), how moral they or their spouse may be (this is not a legitimate consideration any more; we've been enlightened), whether they are masquerading as a wolf in sheeps clothing. (If you are attaching any names to these, remember they're your thoughts, not mine).

As Sargeant Friday would say: Just the facts, ma'm

Well, I think I finally got that out of my system. Now I'll go teach my son how the greatest country in the world elects its Leader (for better or worse).



7 comments:

Mr. Crazy said...

Oooh, Sgt. Friday, you're speaking my language.

Talk to me Red...

Mrs. Darling said...

Glad to hear its not because you want to condone your own interest in politcs! Whew! Thats a load off my mind!

Marva said...

You are too funny, but a great teacher! Blessings!!!

Frasypoo said...

Its sad that John McCain is so mixed up !!!You cant make out whether he is a rep or dem !

PJ said...

I'm so relieved that you are not Legitimatizing your interests. And I'm even more relieved that YOUR thoughts are not going where MINE were. I really must get more enlightened!!! Anybody know of a good light bulb sale... ?

kerri @ gladoil said...

Ha, crack me up. I think it's great. We talk politics all the time around here. You are welcome to come by and join us! :)

Candy :) said...

Interesting blog! I enjoy it!

Have a blessed day!

Candy from Canada