Comments about ‘Casting my ballot on Election Day in Wichita, Kan. made me feel truly proud of voting for first time’

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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 3:31 p.m. MST

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rogerdpack2
Orem, UT

so...this voter is proud because they were able to vote with technology, or vote in a tight contest, or what?

G Blake
West Jordan, UT

After a rather long, strenuous, and lively discussion with a friend of opposing political views, I'm grateful we both have the right to do so, without worrying about going home to find government officials at the door. In light of information I've recently discovered for myself, I feel particularly impressed to make my children aware of how important this freedom is to all of us. When I was a teen in high school, my teachers passionately taught me that government is important yet dangerous, and that it is bound by certain limits that we citizens were correct to prevent it from exceeding. Today our kids are not taught those principles- or at least not with any sincerity. It seems the Constitution is kind of 'glossed over' in most schools, to the detriment of us all. Unless we take the responsibility to reinforce this knowledge at home, we can be sure our kids will not grow up knowing THEY control government, not the other way around. I've decided my kids won't be left without that vital information.

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