I rarely get political on social media or anywhere else for that matter. I have always been like that. Now, I will on occasion put a sign in our front yard if my husband and I both agree on it. I am not one of those people who plaster their political beliefs all over facebook and other social media sites for the world to see. I have my beliefs, however I am not going to force my beliefs on anyone else. I believe what I do, and I respect that others may or may not agree with me. I do my duty and I vote in every election. I research and I pick the candidate that I feel will do the best job and whom I feel is the best choice for my family's future and for the future of our country. I have gone back and forth in the past between voting Republican and Democrat. I do not tend to only vote for one party over another. Like I said, I think that who you vote for is personal. So you will not see any posts on here asking that you vote for so and so over so and so.
HOWEVER, there is a dangerous trend that I have seen this year that I have to address. This is one of the most awful, mud-slinging campaigns that I can ever remember. Each side has very passionate followers and they have no qualms about telling horrible things about the other side. I get that that is part of politics.
However, have we stopped to think about what we are teaching our children??
My 9 year old daughter came to her dad the other day and was afraid because she said kids in her class were saying that Hillary Clinton is a murderer and shouldn't be allowed to run for President.
We are talking about 4th graders! What an awful thing to teach your children. I am going to copy and paste what my husband put on facebook (as he does get political) as I feel it sums up pretty soundly how he and I feel about this.
"My daughter came to me today and said she was scared because some kids
in class told her Hillary is a murderer. What a terrible thing to teach a
child. They are going to grow up disloyal to those in charge. If you
encourage such talk with your kids then you are an awful person, and YOU
are what's wrong with this country. And quite frankly, I don't care if
anyone is cheezed off by this because it's the truth."
Look, there are faults with both candidates. I understand that those who follow each one, HATES the other candidate and will say what they will. However, we have a rule in our house, in that we do not badmouth either candidate in front of our children. That is showing respect to the 2 people because 1 of them IS going to be OUR president. One of them is going to be the elect of this nation, whether people agree with the election or not. My candidate has not always won, however, I do respect those that do win and I make sure that my children show those in political office respect.
Maybe it is just me and my husband. Maybe it was the way that I was raised. I don't know. Am I wrong to be offended by how this election is being presented to children??