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