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Should children be encouraged to write petition letters to our President?



 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:39 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I would be more inclined to teach them about writing to their representatives - this affords the opportunity for learning about the county, state and federal people for whom their parents vote on election day (another splendid opportunity for parents to coach their children into the larger world by sharing some of the issues and how the parents are making their choices).

    A preponderance of people just don't make contact with their representatives, and it's a great habit to get into - one email or letter opinion is seen by these officials as counting for dozens or hundreds more constituents who have the same opinion, so it has a much larger effect than "just one person's opinion"
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:29 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • No, not in my opinion. The reason is because 99.999% of the time its just the parents USING their child for their own agenda.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • IF the child understands what they are writting or signing then I see no problem with it. BUT if the do not understand then my opinion is they should not.
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 1:41 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • to: White House
    Mr President Obama
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Too many variables to answer this question accurately.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • NO.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • sorry if I say this: but what do children know about politics anyway?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • if they decided to do it themselves....sure.
    Precious333

    Answer by Precious333 at 1:49 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • sorry if I say this: but what do children know about politics anyway?


    Ummm. how would you suggest they learn? doing nothing? certainly they should be involved if they chose to do so.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:49 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • It depends on the child, for example my 14 year old is a child, she has her own opinions and thoughts on things. If she cares enough to want to be that involved then she should write the president, the congressmen that represent us, our governor or any other elected official.

    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 1:54 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

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