Friday, September 12, 2008

Nice to see some balance.

I'm getting tired of reading/hearing about how horrible Sarah Palin is. So, it was refreshing to read this article today defending her. The only thing worse than half-truths and out-of-context quotes is all out lies. I'm sick of hearing them. About both sides. And I'm tired of of hearing people with extreme views on both sides spouting hate. It's lame and it's not doing anything to make our country better, stronger, or a nicer place to live. So, get over your elite selves on both sides and do something to unite this country. Bashing the other side doesn't get any of us anywhere.


carrie said...

With all due respect, Hill, this isn't a exactly positive "article" without extreme views. It's an editorial written by a conservative talk show host. That's not really the same thing as publishing a non-biased article without half-truths. This author is as elitist as all of those other articles/reporters out there. He just happens to be writing from conservative point of view. There are a million of these articles out there -- they may not be published on but they're out there. :o)

Hillary Dickman said...

The reason that I posted this particular article was BECAUSE it came from CNN, a source that people on both sides tend to believe is reliable and credible.

Kate said...

Hey Hillary,

From following your blog, I know that you're pretty politically involved, and I was wondering: Do you talk to your girls about politics? Will you explain the upcoming election to them, and if so, how?

We're writing an article about election season for Pikes Peak Parent in November, and I'm interested in seeing how local families involve kids in the democratic process, if at all.

Hillary Dickman said...

Hi, Kate.

No, I have not yet started explaining to my kids the political process or how the government works. They come with me when I vote (and wear their "I Voted" stickers proudly) and they have a vague idea of what that means, but not a clear understanding. They do know the Pledge of Allegiance and they know what our flag looks like. That's about the extent of their knowledge. There is no way my three year old would be able to grasp much about politics or governing at this point. My five year old is nearly ready for some political lessons, but still (in my opinion) too young to "get" something as abstract and convoluted as the political process. By the time the next presidential election rolls around, I'm sure I'll be talking them both through the whole thing.

I'll look forward to reading the article on kids and the democratic process. Maybe it will inspire me with some creative ideas for teaching my kids about government.