Swamp, I’m not saying they would have voted for her. It isn’t even about party. The problem/question is WHY didn’t they vote at all. What the heck is going on where so many people are in the IDGAF category that voter participation has fallen so low. The “system” is not reaching them, or working for them, or something… How many times have people given their lives for all us to have the right to vote? The 15 amendment, 19 amendment, voting rights act of 1965, are all written with blood. Even 26 amendment changing the age to vote to match the draft was a fight, and all that was AFTER 1776. So why don’t people care anymore? If our leaders have a duty to at least think about all the citizens whether they voted or not is a whole different question.
I think it’s the schools, Ray. Civics is no longer taught. The military is not held up in respect. The flag isn’t, the country isn’t. I think kids barely have an idea of the three branches of government.
It’s not just kids either. Do you ever watch those man-on-the-street questions? Holding up a photo of biden or ginsberg or Antonin Scalia. They have NO CLUE. But hold up a photo of miley cyrus or beyonce, and everyone recognizes them. Ask them a simple question–like who was president during the civil war–few can come up with Lincoln. Who was our first president? — Crickets.
i don’t know what your schools are like out there, but my son goes to a prep school and if it weren’t his last year, it would be his last year anyway. I can’t take it any more. I cannot believe I am paying good money for him to have his head filled with out-and-out garbage. Teachers crying in the classrooms the day after the election, saying Trump was going to have internment camps. Kids running around with rainbow flags wrapped around themselves (even though it’s not part of the uniform–yet!) Teachers sneaking anti-conservative, anti-Trump rhetoric into tests and assignments. One teacher came into class last Monday and said she couldn’t grade papers because she was too distraught after watching all the protesting. Not that she was protesting, mind you, just that the protests distressed her so much that she couldn’t function.
My older kids went to that same school during 9/11, and there was no crying in the classrooms by the teachers, no yelping and wailing–even though many families knew people who were in NYC that day, and some had relatives who died. Things have really changed in 15 years, and not for the better.
Fortunately my youngest has his head on straight (he wears his WWRD–What Would Reagan Do? tee-shirt when he can get away with it. I had to buy him a new one because the last one wore out.) So none of the crap at school influences him. He’s become pretty articulate at stating and defending his positions. And the conservatives at school are seen as the rebels, so he likes that. He can be a rebel by not being a crazy loon.
They’ll be out at the next election though, with about 5 million of their dead and illegal friends if we don’t get voter fraud under control.
But going to school meetings and hearing the lockstep dogma (crap) being repeated over and over is chilling. I don’t think there is any way to get through to these knuckleheads without hitting rock bottom. Total collapse. I hope it doesn’t happen, but it’s either that or civil war, I fear.
Statistics: Posted by anita — Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:31 pm