My Little Political Activist

It's no secret that I am not interested in politics AT ALL! Not to say that I wasn't raised in a political household. My mom was and still is very much into politics---I guess it skipped a generation. Hold your gasps! I do vote! I have pretty much been a straight ticket Republican. I think it just happened that way because my parents always voted Republican and I voted for who my mom told me to vote for! It certainly wasn't because I took the time to look into the views and/or opinions or position of any of the candidates.

And I guess I should say "shamefully" that I still am not interested in researching and studying anything of a political nature. I was like this in high school too---I loved World History, but hated American History and Civics!

Hubby, on the other hand, is very much into politics and will argue and debate anyone who holds a different opinion politically. It's never been any fun for him, because my position has always been, "I don't care"! But now, the strange world of genetics has somehow mysteriously created a political monster in my offspring, otherwise known as my only child.

Today after school, he went and volunteered at the local office of the candidate named in the photo. I certainly don't want to mention the name, because I don't care to get spammed by those for or against this particular candidate.

I know nothing about what he stands for or where he stands on various issues. Son has researched the candidate and I'm not sure how "off kilter" he may be politically, but I know this, I'm proud that son is thinking for himself. I'm proud that he's passionate about politics, instead of out on the streets being passionate about something else that may be harmful. I'm proud that he has enough confidence to walk into an office of total strangers and volunteer his time.

And another thing...he is even considering majoring in political science. I know one vote he won't get...but mommy will ALWAYS vote for him, in every aspect of life.

8 sweet friends had to say...:

Lynne said...

Good for Zach! I may not agree with his candidate, but I think it's wonderful that he's taking an interest.

justabeachkat said...

Here's just one more way you and I are alike....I've never gotten into politics. I know you're proud of Zach though.

Hugs!
kat

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I know you are proud of him.
If it would only make a difference... the older I get the more cynical.
To be young and sure of the world! You go Zach!

Musicaljean said...

You go, Zach! I'm afraid I'm feeling a bit cynical like Sandi, but I too am glad for him.

Southern Heart said...

You must be so proud of him! It's wonderful that he feels convicted about taking up a positive cause and put his youthful energy and ambition into what he believes in. It will be fun to see what he becomes in this world, won't it? He's a very handsome young man, too! :)

xo, Andrea

republican said...

Our votes just cancelled out each other

Tonja said...

Good for him. Even though I don't support his candidate choice, the important thing is the knowledge he will gain during the process. He sounds much like my son, Ian. He is one to get involved and be a part of whatever is going on at the moment. This has given him another aducation in addition to his studies at school. The more experiences they are involved in, the more well rounded they will become. Especialy when they have a good head on their shoulders.

LivingTheLife said...

Your son is an amazing young man...you're right to be proud of him...I would have been mortified at his age to give my political opinion (not that I had any) but much less walk into a totally strange enviroment and sign on to help out...he's going to accomplish great things.

I am kind of like you...I'm not one to delve into the political arena...I just know who I feel comfortable with and take it from there...yea...kind of a strange way to view it...but I do have a sixth sense about these things...or at least that's what I tell myself.

Blessings to you and your family during this holy of seasons.

Teresa

 
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