today I was volunteering at the polls. handing out water to voters. (it's hot in Miami and the lines were very long) 2 young girls (no more than 14-15) walked by with a big sign that read "hitler wanted Change" there was a Jewish older lady (who lost family during that painful time) on line who was offended and asked them if they were jewish. they answer no. The lady told them to get an education and stop ussing their suffering for a political scare tactics agenda. the girls started insulting the lady and some people had to intervene. Okay so knowing how passionate voters are about their affiliation would you let your teenager campaign on their own?
Answer by pnwmom at 2:31 AM on Oct. 26, 2008
Good gracious... those girls needed some manners! I would never insult an elder.. even if I disagreed with them. That said... Yes, I would let my daughter campaign (but with a chaperone, to keep things like that incident from happening). My kids are entitled to their own opinions, and I would love for them to get involved in the democratic process! Experience is better than any classroom!
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Answer by ny.chica at 1:50 AM on Oct. 26, 2008
Sometimes I wonder why God gives all that gusto and energy to the young and inexperienced!
I totally agree!
I don't think I would allow my teenager (boy or girl) to go out campaigning with emotions as high as they are with this election. People are tense, people are scared and people are really passionate about their individual beliefs. I would just be a little concerned for their safety. That being said...I would definitely hope that I had raised my children to respect their elders and especially have more compassion for others' experiences and feelings than those girls showed
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