Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf
If the kids were more aware.... Who talks about politics around a dinner table any more? What family still sits together at the same table? Kids see same ol' same ol' ... lying, cheating, scamming and denying on a scale they'd serve a forever in detention. You have people who talk about doing great things ... but nobody ever really goes out and does them. Wipe out poverty ... then take away the good-paying jobs. Pass laws against violent crime ... then go off to fight in a war to support - oil. Outlaw gangs and bullying ... while preaching the virtues of party politics. Can you really blame kids for being disillusioned?
My Son wont be 21 for another three months, and he's already voted Civilly,
Provincially, and Federally...twice. We talk about politics at the supper table.
Canadian, U.S., Global...
If anything, the onus to educate our youth falls firmly on the shoulders of their
parents. Blame the parents, not the young voters. Politicians will always be
dirty (or be accused of being dirty), but the onus is on all of us to educate our
youth to lead us away from a 58% voter turn-out. Remembrance Day is a
great day to explain a citizens responsibility to get of their sofa and go vote.
The worse things are, the more reason to go and vote.