Monday, December 19, 2005

Democracy in America

By Conrad Spencer

Political discussions flow freely around my house, making my son Ian one of the more informed kindergarteners in his class. He hears opinions and debate, and even helps his parents vote. Still, there are nuances to our system of government that he still doesn't quite grasp.

Last night, as the President was addressing the nation, my wife gestured to the TV, asking him, "Do you see our president giving a speech?"

"That's not our president," he said.

"Yes it is," my wife said. "That's the President of the United States."

"But that's not our president," he insisted. "We voted for the other guy."

Ah, if only...


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