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God's Country...

Updated on April 6, 2019
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Ignore the in-my-face obvious issues and lend all of my attention to unwarranted, groundless non-issues? Not happening!

An Unapologetic American

If you are looking for another opinion piece which consists of various insults, in the ongoing mission to put down the United States of America, her President, her people and her place in this world.....you've come to the wrong place!

Not sure how you found this one, in the midst of all of the America bashing which goes on from sea to shining sea and beyond. If it was by mistake and you are looking for your daily fill, in all the wrong places, I am confident, you'll not have to look very hard or very far. It is among the latest crazes and 'Google' can take you there, so let your fingers do the walking.

If you want to hear something different, for a change, then stick around!

With this, I am not seeking to sell my Country as the ideal, the perfect place with the most perfect people, but in comparison, it stacks up well, I'd put it up against all others, in a heartbeat!

~~~

When I was a little girl, growing up, going to school, in the great State of South Carolina, I'd swell with pride, with each daily reciting of the pledge, with the meaning in the words of our National anthem and with the patriotic songs we’d sing.

To this day, I cannot pass by an American flag, without feeling those same childhood butterflies!

This wasn't something unique to only me, it was the norm! Patriotism was as common then, as America bashing is today....

  • That bears repeating.....Patriotism was as common then, as America bashing is today!

My teachers didn't attempt to sell America as the perfect utopia and they didn't attempt to dismiss her as a place which did not deserve to exist, they weren't selling or promoting anything, they were School Teachers, they taught!

We'd study history, including our own, as it was; without fillers, without revisions, without holier-than-thou interpretations and misguided offerings.

Any talk of climate change, would be represented on the weather board in our classrooms.

We weren’t there to receive some type of down-with-people/anti-American indoctrination, we were there to learn and that we did!

By third grade, we were writing in cursive, we knew our times table chart like the back of our hand, had mastered long division and we were reading the great works of great Authors! A love for reading was instilled in us at a very young age, which, by the way, remains with me to this day.

There was plenty of time in our day to start with an acknowledgement of the greatness of God and Country and to get in a lot of learning as well.


Ray Charles gets it!

A Political Party...transformed, right before our eyes

Not sure when we went from being a Country admired by most to trashed by so many!

What are the intentions of those shouting and demanding, that any and all be allowed access and entry into this barbaric, shadowy, scary, racist place?

Don’t people normally or don't normal people typically...shout danger, do not enter, if they are truly afraid for the safety of others?

What must their motives be?

Curious.....

Maybe it has something to do with an unapologetic hater of America, our former President, given a stint in the White House, based on...what?

We can't be totally sure, but he, Barack Obama, with the rhetoric, with the apologies, with the insults, with his ever so precise placing of wedges, did proclaim loudly, in all of the major cities, for the fundamental transformation of this barbaric, shadowy, scary, racist place.....which we must not deny anyone entry into, for any reason!

He did get his sought-for transformation; the transformation of a political party (the Democratic Party) as they've thrown out their version of tried and true for something brand new, via socialism, which all of the 2020 candidates are now embracing, in one way or another. Another one of those aforementioned, "crazes."

For those Dems, the least bit hesitant....

It doesn't matter what I was about to advise, because, personally, I don’t think they exist. If they do, they've already parted ways.

In the Democratic Party, there's no uniqueness, no one stands apart, they all glom on, so predictable, no matter how far they stray, they do it together!

Now, how's that’s for "scary?"





Making the case for all of that 'God's Country', which lies in between

All too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Let us, then fellow citizens, unite with one heart and one mind. Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself, are but dreary things.

-Thomas Jefferson

"The Devil Went Down to Georgia, but he didn't stick around...this is God's Country"

A New Allegiance

We aren't to take pride...not in this Country...not any longer.

Patriotism isn't promoted, it is demoted, as antiquated and a part of the past.

For those that dare, it matters not, President of the United States, a law-abiding, proud American citizen, you are to be singled out and dealt with, made to feel small and insignificant and...silenced!

In the case of President Donald Trump, apparently, the sky's the limit in what will be done in order to stop him, from doing his job, protecting this great Republic of ours, whatever it takes!

The President's love for this Country, my love and adoration for my God/my Country is mocked, as if it is an unhealthy thing to honor either.

~~~

It will not stop...it cannot stop, so time to step aside and make way for those answering a different kind of call, the call to come on in, with the promise of giving a gift in return, their allegiance!

However, this allegiance will not to be to a flag, representative of this great Republic, one Nation under God, wherein the power lies with the people, but rather, an allegiance to...the transformed political party.

A party which has embraced, a truly antiquated, form of government, Socialism; with the promise to be all things, to all people, with the expansion of Government, without limitation, unchecked!

I ask you, in this scenario, what happens to YOUR sacred rights?

Sacred Rights

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of Divinity itself; and can NEVER be erased or obscured by mortal

power."

- Alexander Hamilton, 1775

A time for boldness...

If you stumbled in, accidently fell upon this particular article and made it this far, thank you!

But, I do not believe it was a mistake...the United States of America is not a mistake.

If you were born here or sought (are seeking) citizenship, congratulations, you've won the lottery!

The genius of our Founding Fathers sustains this great Republic, it is up to us, to "keep it".

We need to build on that solid foundation which was laid over 240 years ago, this constant chipping away at it does more harm than most will ever realize...but they will, when it is much, much too late.

Be bold, you have it in you, it's innate, it's a part of you, don't apologize for it!

Take a stand for America. It's not old-fashioned; it's forever in style, forever cool, forever worthy and definitely.....legit!

God Bless and Keep these United States of America.


Republic

re·pub·lic

[rəˈpəblik]

NOUN

a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

On self-governance

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings, to govern him? Let history answer this question."

- Thomas Jefferson

© 2019 A B Williams

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    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      6 weeks ago from Central Florida

      …..and I will give you credit for not dropping the hate down on us and then running away to hide, that's usually what happens with these 'flash in the pan' comments and I'll leave it at that.

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      Trevor Bartholomew 

      6 weeks ago

      Its OK A B W.

      Most people usually delete my comments anyway because of me being to direct and blunt on subjects.

      I also know why you never deleted them. Respect to you for that.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      6 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Trevor, I came so close to deleting your comments. I chose not to because they perfectly reflect ALL of the ugliness that you accuse me and this Country of, it's residing in you buddy! Stop hating, it will consume you.

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      Trevor Bartholomew 

      6 weeks ago

      Why would America be gods country when america has a history of violence including committng genocides against natives and leaving graves everwhere they go ?

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      6 weeks ago from Central Florida

      James thank you so much!

      God Bless You and Yours and Ditto on that God Bless America!!

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      James A Watkins 

      6 weeks ago from Chicago

      I LOVE your message here. God Bless You and God Bless America!!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Shannon love it! Don't we have some great towns with great names and great people. God, I love this Country!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Tim, what else can I say but THANK YOU!

      I am passionate about my Country, precious life, family, God....all those things which truly matter. If I could bottle up my patriotism and sell it.....give it away....I certainly would! You inspire to want to continue to write, any time I begin to have second thoughts it seems.... thank you my friend!

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      Lizzard Lick and Two Egg. Those are great. Here are some in TX.....Cut and Shoot, Dime Box, Telephone, Hogeye, Jot 'Em Down, Ding Dong, Notrees, Muleshoe, Nameless.....and that's just the ones pronounced the way the look.

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      Tim Truzy 

      7 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      You do God's country a great service, Ms. Abwilliams. I have nothing but respect for you because over the years I have been reading your work - it's always about America. More Americans should learn about our great society. You are not alt-right; you are not toting the right-wing idea that everything they may do is right; you are not kissing the left-wing's you-know-what either - no, Abwilliams just tells it like it is. And by the way, some of your wonderful stories bring a tear to my eye.

      God bless you, and I'm looking forward to your next inspiring and thought provoking work.

      Sincerely,

      Tim

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Shannon...Florida has them too; Kissimmee, Sopchoppy, Okahumpka and good ole Two Egg, just to name a few! LOL!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Tim, maybe if some of those that 'don't get it', could spend a day in Lizard Lick or an Independence Day in Small Town U.S.A.

      If they would take the time to learn the story behind the words of our National Anthem and stories of men like, William Harvey Carney. He, understood what our flag means, even under fire and wounded, after taking it from his unit's dying color guard, he refused to allow it to touch the ground.

      These stories are no longer shared, they are part of the progressive left's desire to erase history. It must stop, so much harm has been done!

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      Your town names sound about as silly as some of the ones in Texas. I guess Uncle Sam also has a sense of humor. LOL

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile image

      Tim Truzy 

      7 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      That's true, Abwilliams. to follow up with Shanemari, up the road, in a little town called Lizard Lick, there is an annual "spitting" contest. Yes, indeed. Nothing more patriotic than tobacco - thank you Sir Walter Raleigh and God bless America. Abwilliams, you are right: we are a nation of immigrants - immigrants that paid a price though to make it our home. Those newly arrived, - well, if you can't get on the America train, let's get you out of our depot.

      Much respect,

      Tim

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      So true Vivian! I think those that do it the right way, for the most part, appreciate what we have here...what we've built here, but that too is changing.

      We dare not offend other cultures, with showy acts of patriotism and need to make sure future generations understand all about that whole 'feelings thing'.....it's disgraceful!

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      Vivian Coblentz 

      7 weeks ago

      Where is the patriotism? We lost it with too much diversity and entitlements. These immigrants don't appreciate what they have because they haven't had to work for it, and they haven't shed blood defending this country.

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      Blake on Jimmy always makes me laugh.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Shannon!! The video is fun...love the beginning with the car and truck strut! The spit song is in my head now......lol and the cow milking segment is hilarious.

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      Sure....I'll just find it on my trusty YouTube here. Although, it likes to mostly play Reba for me when it's on auto play. I really like her new song, too.

      God's Country - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-L2uITTPv8

      Boys Round Here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXAgv665J14

      And just for fun....because milking a cow is as American as you get, right?LOL . Blake teaches Jimmy Fallon how to milk a cow.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aum817TH--U

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      I must agree with......both of you!

      We probably need to share the video now, I'm sure my readers are intrigued by the thought of a "spit song"! bahaha!!! (Shannon, you probably don't have that one handy, huh? ;))

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      LOL. I'm sure a lot of people like it. However, I don't understand why anyone would find something that involves spitting attractive.

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      Tim Truzy 

      7 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Not too tobacco farmers. Trust me, Shanemari, N.C. and Virg. like that line. lol

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      This is WAY off topic, but the line "chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit" is the least sexy line I think that man ever sang!!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Right? I am often in need of an emoji on HP, but....alas, not very professional I suppose.

      I'm with you on being able to count on country music for a patriotic message and in complete agreement about the corny songs. I love the ballads and Blake is a cutie patootie for sure.

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      Hmmm.....where are the emogi stickers and the GIF comments when you need them?

      I don't even remember what I said! I was all groggy from an impromptu nap. All I remember mentioning was how you can count on country music to still send a patriotic message. And Blake....talk about a sexy cowboy. Of course he has a new hit on his hands. With him, even something as stupid as "Boys 'Round Here" becomes a hit. I mean, that song might be right up there with Toby's "Red Solo Cup" when it comes to horrible songs.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Shannon beats me, don't see it, soooo it must be the latter! lol, just kidding!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      I get it Tim, Trump is very matter-of-fact, no doubt! I appreciate that he loves this Country, understands his role in protecting all of us, whatever it takes and doesn't feel the need to constantly apologize for our existence. Quite the contrary!

      It is a shame that the first U.S. President of color (elected to office...twice) continued to apologize for a Country which has come so far and most believed had gotten past our Past.

      God bless and keep, you and your family. Thanks Tim.

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      I could've sworn I made a comment about Blake's new song. Either it went to spam or I'm just losing my mind, which is also possible, I suppose. LOL

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      Tim Truzy 

      7 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Hi, Abwilliams,

      I'm glad you explained that to me about Barack. Truthfully, I like what he represents - that we are a nation which gives people a chance (regardless of his views), but what he stands for, well, that's a whole different matter. For that same reason, I respect our current president; he worked hard to win and he is our country's Commander-in-Chief (regardless of his views), but what he says sometimes makes me shake my head and go "Hun!" Again, you fairly look at all of these politicians when you write your articles.

      It's cool you visited the school where Ray learned to play. And yes, by the way, Blake ain't no slouch either.

      Great article.

      God protect and keep you and yours safe.

      sincerely,

      Tim

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      I like your motto Paula! My Sunday afternoon naps are what keep me going!

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      Paula 

      7 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      LOL....My motto: You do not need an excuse to take a nap!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Also Tim, to clarify; as you know Obama campaigned for the fundamental transformation of this Country and it is no secret that he regards the U.S. with contempt and disrespect.

      As for the words I used in my article, “barbaric, shadowy, scary, racist place”, it is a conglomeration of different terms used by America haters, including Barack Obama.

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      What do ya’ll think about Blake Shelton’s new song, ‘God’s Country’? I love it, listening to it over and over....such a cool video too!

      I think he has another hit on his hands!

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      I did know that and in another career, once upon a time, I was a traveling Photograper and actually shot pictures at that school. Ray Charles’ music is timeless!

      Thanks Tim for your kind words.

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      Tim Truzy 

      7 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      No, if Obama said this, as you wrote, Abwilliams - he is absolutely wrong. If you don't want to work, why come here? If you don't respect our laws, we don't want you here? I have a few friends who came here from other countries, hard working business men and women - and they say the same. And they worked to get their citizenship, claiming this as home now. And to those America haters - America is the worse place on Earth, except for all of the rest.

      Great article.

      By the way, you probably know Ray Charles mastered his music skills down at the Florida School for the Blind.

      Great write up as always, Abwilliams.

      Deep respect and admiration,

      Tim

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Well then....my work here is done and I can go to bed now!

      Thanks Paula!

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      Paula 

      7 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      This is plain, simple, common sense, respect, patriotism and TRUTH.

      Another stellar article Miss Angie!....Very little needs to be added except.....DITTO and Amen!! Peace, Paula

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      It’s definitely not a bad thing, but the Left sure makes it out to be, along with ALL things Americana!

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      Why is being patriotic a bad thing? It used to be that people remained patriotic no matter who was president.

      I remember two quotes from elementary school. One is the pledge of allegiance because we said that daily and the other is a poem our librarian wrote and made us recite every time the class visited the library year after year. She made us point to ourselves every time we said the last line. Although her message was more along the lines of racism and a way to subtly teach children early on that they can make a difference in the world, the message applies to making any kind of difference, I think.

      "Life is short;

      therefore I shall be a crusader in the fight

      against ignorance and fear,

      beginning with myself."

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Thanks for sharing Yves.

      A patriot with a sense of humor, all about law and order, with many stories to tell....is a feel good story indeed!

      I am always hesitant to share my ‘GOD BLESS AMERICA’ articles (as my son calls them, when giving his Mom a hard time) I need to learn to be more like “the red hat guy.”

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      A true patriot Eric, I love it!

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      Yves 

      7 weeks ago

      Thankfully, there are still patriots in the good ole' U.S. of A. Some of us are a little quieter than we used to be (for safety purposes), while others of us really don't care what anybody thinks, thank goodness. My son, who is a mortgage lender at a bank, called me just today with a funny story. A guy came into the bank today wearing a red hat. He had written in black marker, "Make Russia Great Again" (Huh?) This fellow, who looked to be about 60, said to the teller,

      "Well, they tried to get Trump on Russian collusion and that didn't work out so well for them. So I guess now they're gonna have to make up another story."

      He then proceeded to talk about his guns and how he had caught some guys red-handed at Walgreens. He ended up walking out with my son because it was closing time and he had all kinds of interesting and funny stories. The guy was a hoot. He was also a patriot. Hearing about him made me laugh, but it also made me feel rather happy.

      Anyway, I just wanted to share that little story about the red hat guy.

      I enjoyed your article very much. I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of Obama. Besides re-introducing socialism, he also took race relations back a good 20+ years. He and his wife are not good people. Not in my book.

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Best I can figure somebody swapped my DNA. Being adopted you never can tell. I say "Mam" and I say "sir". I was listening to a Francis Scott Key story. My flag waves. Heard tell some folks think this country was never great. I reckon that means they don't figure their dads and moms were great. Bummer on them. All of my great grandparents to parents were awesome.

      This is my land and I love it.

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Kudos to Rep. Murphy, doubtful she'll be feeling the love from the "transformed party."

      Maybe she needs to rethink some things!

      You've probably noticed that I refer to myself as Conservative, not Republican, certainly not Independent (don't get me started ...or do! :)) and as for the transformed party, they become more lost with each passing day. I always enjoy knowing where I am at all times.

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      So I'm probably being totally pessimistic here, but how much you wanna bet her own party doesn't heed her words? That's just an example of why I don't like to choose one party over the other for myself and do agree that we should vote for the person more than (or at least as much as) the party. Of course, I'd have to know where she stood on other things as well if I lived in Florida, but that's a wildly significant statement she made.

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Hi Shannon, thanks for sharing this. No doubt, we are products, (certainly at age 13) of those most influential, the adults, siblings (if much older) in our lives.

      I still remember Teachers from way back when that would challenge me. If they didn't...they aren't remembered!

      My Parents are more political now than they were when we were growing up. They always voted for the person, not the Party. I've shared before that my Dad thought Jimmy Carter was going to be an exceptional President and I, although very young, thought the complete opposite. I've finally let Dad live it down. ;)

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

      You just made me think of a conversation I had with a 13-year-old yesterday or the day before. She started talking about what her uncle says about certain political issues. It's clear that she greatly admires her uncle because she talks about him often. But this time, it kind of made me cringe. It seemed to me that she's taken him at face value. I mean, she seems to have taken his opinions on as her own, going on about the wall and how it is hurting people and how illegals take jobs that Americans would not want to do (or should not want to do, as she implied). I suppose that's natural and that children do it all the time. Parents even hope that their kids will do that to an extent - learn right from wrong, adopt certain values we believe in so strongly and make them their own, etc. However, right then and there, I found myself hoping that my children learn to also think critically for themselves before deciding something so important. I gave her an alternative point of view to think about on a couple of points she made, but I'm not sure she'll think on them.

      You also made me think about a mock election we had in my classroom when I was in elementary school. We weren't old enough to vote legally, of course, but we all still voted during the presidential election. I remember telling my dad who I voted for and was surprised by his look of surprise. But he didn't condemn me. He simply asked, "Why did you vote for him?" And you know, I didn't know why! How's that for a lesson to never forget. As an adult, it's so important for me to remember because I want to know vote knowing exactly why I choose to vote for a particular candidate, and I don't want to just do it because it's the popular vote.

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