“Either Huckabee or McCain.”
I weep for our future. Time for some deprogramming. I want my children to think for themselves, but in all fairness, these are not Tommy’s thoughts. I know exactly who has put them in his head. Unlike the person who is telling him how to think, I am going to attempt explaining issues to Tommy. I don’t want him voting based on the letter after a person’s name. I want him to see beyond political parties. Tommy’s world is concrete and rules based. It is going to be very hard to explain that some things are neither right nor wrong. It will be difficult for Tommy to know how to respond to choices which have both good and bad consequences. I have to do this very carefully so that I don’t unfairly influence Tommy. On the other hand, if I consider my vote as the one that cancels out my father’s vote, it sure would be nice if Tommy leaned toward caring for each other instead of caring about power.