Why Did None of Us Ever Have This Conversation with Our Parents?
“Son, sit down. We need to have a talk.”
“Gee, dad, I’m pretty busy right now. Could we talk later?”
“It’s important. Put down the video game paddle.”
“Fine, dad. What is it?”
“You’re becoming a man, now, so it’s time we talk about the—”
“Geez, dad. I’m almost 18. We had that talk like 6 years ago. Remember the puppets?”
“No, son, this is more important. We need to talk about the elephants and the donkeys.”
Seriously, why don’t parents ever sit down with their kids and talk to them about politics? Most of us grow up with only a vague idea of which political party, if any, our parents belong to. But wouldn’t it be nice to sit down and tell your kids why you believe the way you do? If parents cared even a little bit about their children’s political education, maybe we wouldn’t have to rely on news-channel pundits to spoon-feed us all our political information. Just a thought.