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Why Kids Voted For Hillary

Updated on February 6, 2017

Begin with the truth; We lie to our kids all the time

No one can make an educated vote if they don't have all the information.

While I wasn't crazy about either candidate, the truth is our kids would've voted Hillary because we don't/can't/shouldn't give them all the facts.

Hillary supporters are dumbfounded this week due to the election results. Resources for parents are now infiltrating the Internet. "What do We Tell The Children?" asks one article...and many more follow suit. As if we're talking about death.

This particular article (above) reads: "Tell them first, that we will protect them." I'm sorry. Did I read that right? It is only in the last 8 years that we have actually failed in protecting our kids at school- if anyone recalls the school shootings we've endured as well as random public shootings in crowded areas such as movie theaters and malls where kids frequent.

You are lying to them if you tell them you can protect them, because you can't. Those days are gone. Just this past few years I have sent my kids to school with an additional worry: Shootings. My mother never had to worry about this. Remember fire drills- yep that was it. She never knew a day when she sent her kids to school knowing it was 'lock-down' training day- What to do if a shooter enters the school! Training for this now!

Tell your kids the truth- that you can't protect them in the society and culture that was cultivated under this previous establishment. That perhaps, you can't protect them from Trump's words or anybody's words for that matter, but under Trump's govern you can protect them from a culture that divulges their youth in justifying violence. And from security breaches via Hillary. Tell them Trump takes their physical security very seriously.

The Ugly Truth...

Parents! You did not tell them the whole truth. You did not tell them that Hillary supports late-term killing of babies. She says it's okay to kill a baby when they could be born alive and well...and way beyond an "ooops" for any woman's rights to be affected.

Trump had his own ugly moments, but bottom line, words and justification of killing (Benghazi and abortion) are apples and oranges. If your kids voted Hillary, you didn't tell them that. You didn't tell them those men in Benghazi sent 600 requests for help, but ended up losing their lives.

Life lessons

Perhaps you've been living in a bubble where you're surrounded by a bias media, celebrity culture, and a specific regional area of like-minded individuals but that not everyone thinks like you. These are not just numbers, but people.

Tell them that you had to overlook a few things about Hillary just as Trump supporters had to as well. Most people did not vote out of hate. Hate is spread by the media and love is spread within the family. Give them a family dose of love rather than too much TV programming by a hateful media with a one-sided perspective.

Kids growing up with a bias perspective of the world grow into egocentric children who can very well grow up among people who look different, but that means little if they do not encounter diversity in opinion whom they will not tolerate. They lose valuable life skills by believing their thoughts and opinions trump all.

Kids who voted Hillary haven't experienced a loss and I've been around them. It's a tragedy. When we could be teaching them about losing a job. Losing love. Losing a house. Losing a business. Losing a promotion. Losing a follower. Losing a friend. Losing any competition. Adulthood is full of losses and childhood is supposed to be preparation for that.

Entitlement is not a virtue. Learning how to lose is a valuable lesson.

You can't play sports without losing sometimes and, in losing, you learn something about grace and how to act under pressure.

— John Kerry

A superhero lesson

Perhaps your kids are old enough to have experienced some of the superhero films such as Batman. We learn even superheroes do damage. Even superheroes are not 100% good or 100% bad.

This helps a child recognize that because he called a kid a name (and every kid has done this)- it was a bad moment. He is not a bad person. Both candidates had their pluses and minuses. This is the essence of human nature. Robin hood stole to help others. Captain America went rogue in 'Captain America; Civil War'.

This is a great lesson in that the world is not black and white. Good people do bad things and bad people do good things.

Lastly, voting is for 18 and up!

Kids have been known to feel the weight of a divorce on their shoulders and even a death in the family. Now parents and the media (kids television programming too) want to involve kids in very mature issues addressed toward adults, exploiting their natural sense of taking on the world around them.

Teach them about the voting process but do not put the weight of your candidate's loss on a child that already believes everything in your world is their fault.


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    • izettl profile image

      Laura Irwin 9 months ago from The Great Northwest

      Agreed. This is a make-or-break time for Republicans right now. We have put ourselves so far under other countries, I can't imagine following a Democrat anywhere, anymore. An interesting time indeed. This is as Republican as it gets. In my opinion, George W. was a very liberal Republican, but there's no disguising the establishment set to take office in 2017. Honestly, eliminating some corruption in the Bushes and Clintons will be a great accomplishment!

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      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 9 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      Well you know the main stream media and the Democrats (really no difference) will still do everything in their power to create a negative caricature of Trump and his administration but all you have to do is look at the last three elections and how today the Republican party, conservatives and constitutionalism, is in control of all three branches of government (after appointments to the supreme court are made) and on top of that now there are only 4 states in the entire nation whose Governorships and legislatures are controlled by the Democrats.

      We all can thank Obama, the loony left and liberalism for this outcome which tells you what? The Democrat party itself is responsible for losing nearly all its power in this nation save paying people who never even voted to stage protests and brainwashed teenagers in high school who can't vote.

      And you know now with Trump as president the Republican party will move quickly to implement the policies we know will give results. Once the results come to bear and we return to prosperity reigning throughout the middle class and minorities like blacks see their plights getting better that will put an end to liberalism and the threat of a Democrat party rule, mark my words.

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      Laura Irwin 9 months ago from The Great Northwest

      Absolutely! Don't taze me bro,

      Those are some very concrete thoughts. And well written! Democrats work hard to secure "certain" voters. And while I have voted for different parties, if this is what Democrats have to offer now, I will no longer vote for them.

      We can't rely on politicians to take care of the people problems happening between us. I have a mix of friends from various races and I concur with your last sentence: "Even with a black president for 8 years the Democrats have done nothing to better the situation of our black population."

      As a woman, I had many friends voting for Hillary because she is a woman. I'd always say this to them: If Hillary does for women what Obama has done for blacks then were better off not having her for president.

      Thsnk you for your remarks!!

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      Laura Irwin 9 months ago from The Great Northwest

      Thank you Emmyboy!!!

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      Emmyboy 9 months ago from Nigeria

      Nice thoughts...

      Keep them coming!

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      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 9 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      I know, me too.

      But what has the Democratic Party's "help" over the last 40 years achieved for black Americans? The Democratic Party's line is that black Americans need their "help" to get by in a racist world when really buying into the Democratic Party's philosophy and accepting "help" has been one of the biggest reasons that black Americans lag behind white Americans. Black males are 6 times as likely to be in prison as white males and black Americans make up 49% of the homicide victims in America. 71.6% of all black Americans are born out of wedlock and black Americans are almost twice as likely to drop out of high school as white Americans, both of which help explain why the black poverty rate is almost 2 1/2 times the white poverty rate.

      As long as black Americans vote monolithically for the Democratic Party, they will always be treated like dirt. There's never any question which party black Americans are voting for. The only real question is turnout. This leads to the Democratic Party treating black voters as an afterthought. Democrats could give a damn about the average black American because there's no reason for them to care. The only thing any Democrat has to do is claim that his opponent is a racist and he's got 90 percent of the black vote locked up. On the other hand, Republicans have absolutely no reason to pursue black voters because no matter what they do, they believe they're going to be branded as racist, and their opponents will collect 90% of the black vote. Until black Americans start giving some indications that their votes are up for grabs, they will continue to be ignored by both parties.

      This video kind of explains how and why blacks are stuck in this dilemma. Generational bias and indoctrination of their children, not unlike what this mother is doing in the video, dooms each generation to the same mistaken belief that they have to vote Democrat. Even with a black president for 8 years the Democrats have done NOTHING to better the situation of our black population, as a matter of fact it has never been worse.

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      Laura Irwin 9 months ago from The Great Northwest

      Don't Taze me, This video makes my heart ache. Truly. I have two children that I would never think of doing this to. Us, adults should have realized, before polling children, that there were hard decisions to make concerning both candidates. This was not childs play.

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      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 9 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      Izetti, a great hub page. You have said things here that virtually nobody even thinks about.

      What do we tell the children? Here is one mother's idea of why kids should want Hillary to be president - so they aren't kicked to the curb by their own mother.

      Just another example of the kind of insane thinking that makes blacks vote 88% Democrat in this election when that party gave us the KKK and has never done a thing for the black vote except lie to them.