Our house is into politics. We spend a good bit of time discussing candidates, what we like, who and why we support or believe what we do, and we definitely pay attention every four years that a presidential election is at stake.
I make no apologies for the fact that I am a conservative. I know that many of my readers are as well but there are of course some independents and I know I have some liberals too! And while I refuse to let politics divide us on this website, I wanted to truly encourage you to get your kids into this presidential election! Please let them stay up late and watch the debate with you! Make popcorn, bring out the blankies, and everyone should have pencil and paper in hand to write down questions or comments. Take a few minutes to discuss it afterwards or around the breakfast table Tuesday morning. Take the time to really listen to your children and let them work through with you what they see and hear.
Raising a citizen who takes their civic duties seriously starts early. Our children have to learn early that they have a responsibility to care for the opportunities we are handing them. 1.5 million men and women have died in the service of this Republic and so that the peaceful passage of power and the rule of law we all experience will be more sincerely appreciated the more often we bring our children into these discussions and debates around election season. Feel free to share your pictures with me in the comments below of your family during the debate tonight!