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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:37 PM
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Politically inclined youth: I was so impressed by my son today.
We went to dinner at a friend's house. We don't discuss politics much when we get together (the wife is very apolitical) but at dessert the husband asked "How many of you are voting this time? I am going to register to vote absentee just in case." (he travels a lot). His son (21 year-old) says "I am not going to vote. It is not worth it. I don't like either candidate." My son looked at him and said: "do you realize how silly that sounds? Voting is not a priviledge but a moral obligation... especially this election. How can you say Bush and Kerry are equivalent?" The other kid says "well, Kerry voted against equipment for the troops." My son said "This shows you have not taken the trouble to research the issue. And that is YOUR obligation with the media as it is. Your argument is so superficial it is not worth discussion. If you don't vote this election and Bush wins you deserve the country you will get." His father agreed. I must say he does not spend enough time with his child because of his job, but somebody who is in college does not have an excuse not to educate himself about the issues, in my opinion.
This is a proud mother at this moment!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:38 PM
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1. Good for him
proud indeed :D
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:39 PM
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2. Congrats to both you and your son...you have both done well.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:39 PM
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3. Good JOB!!!
My sons are like that and I am always so very proud of them. Good job LittleApple. Take a bow. <<<pat you on the back>>>
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:40 PM
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4. The <ahem> Little Apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
;) Congratulations on raising an involved son. You SHOULD be proud!
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:41 PM
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5. Oh Wow!!!
Congratulations to you!!!

Now, will you take my 19 year old, please? I've been trying to get him to REGISTER for months. He went to see F9/11 with me...even offered to take me. Afterward, I asked him if NOW will he get registered? "I don't know". :cry: Tomorrow's another day and I'll keep trying!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:47 PM
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6. Put his behind in the car and take him to register.
Then buy him din-din. That usually makes them happy! Feed 'em! :) After you get him registered, don't forget to get him to the polls in November! :hi:
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:10 AM
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9. Well...he does love food.
I guess dinner's the ticket! :)
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:52 PM
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7. This is great! I heard practically the same thing
from my son today over the phone from Kauai.

He works a lot and doesn't really have time to investigate what's going on behind the media reports. But he also travels a lot and has that advantage of hearing about bush in other countries.

I'm still amazed, though, when people who aren't politically savvy can see through the bushit.
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Sugarbleus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:53 PM
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8. That gave me chills........ I'm proud for you too.... =o) eom
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Comicstripper Donating Member (876 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:14 AM
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10. Cool
I'm sixteen, and that sounds like something I'd say.
How old's your son?
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:18 AM
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12. He is eighteen. But has been very involved since the Iraq war.
That was what made him become involved. He participated in all the weekly demonstrations at the corner of the "busiest" (small town) thoroughfare in our town... people insulting them, giving them the finger. I have his picture that appeared on the paper about the demonstration and he is on first row with his sign.
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Aunt Anti-bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:15 AM
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11. Way to go, LittleApple81!
Sounds like you've raised him to be very intelligent and involved in the issues. That's so nice to hear. I spoke with my neice the other day and she's just like your friends' son. It troubled me that our youth don't all get more involved and educated on the issues and your posting brought back my hopes. I'll work on my neice and you keep up the good work with your son.
:toast:
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manic expression Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:19 AM
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13. It's good to hear
that there are some "youths" in this country that are politically active. I'm in H.S. right now and it shocks and frustrates me how ignorant and thoughtless (politically) people my age are. Just a small question: Was it always like this in every generation?
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