I fear for our son who, at 17, is completely unaware of what is going on around him
why is he unaware? why aren’t you filling him in? we have kids at home who are 20, 17 and 14 and each one of them knows EXACTLY what is going on and are vocal to their friends about it. We live in NoVA, and I work in DC, so i will be here in Sept.
Same here. We’ve been lecturing our kids on personal responsibility since they were old enough to understand. All through high school, they reported to me the fallacies told to them by some of their liberal teachers. They also told me which of their teachers were conservatives and how they were able to recognize them. My son bought me a “hammer and sickle Obomunism” T shirt for my birthday. He bought one for himself and wore it to the union grocery store (at which he has worked for over 7 years) on his day off.
I think we did a good job.
sounds like you did a great job! my 14 yo was the only conservative in her 8th grade social studies class, she stood her ground and supported her point of view every single day and was more informed than any of the kneejerk obama supporters in her class. the teacher, on her report card, commented on how impressed he was with her ability to defend her point of view, even though she was the only one in the class to hold it and he urged her to continue to do so.
Politics is the main topic of conversation in our house and it’s a discussion not a lecture. All 3 of mine have had the opportunity to speak out against the norm of political thought and will always come home and tell me whom they have identified as a lib as far as their teachers go.