Ok, I hadn’t planned on taking a blogging break, but I’m glad I did. Like State Representative Joseph Cervantes, I spent some quality time with my family and reflected on what’s important. This upcoming year is undoubtedly going to be busy on the political scene, and there is no question that balancing politics and kids can be a difficult task.
But, at the same time, I strongly believe that giving our kids an introduction into politics at an early age is a good thing. Too many adults are apathetic when it comes to politics. They just don’t take an active role. Maybe they believe that their vote just doesn’t matter, or maybe they just believe that the system will be just fine without their involvement.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Take the upcoming elections for the open Congressional seats. Because of a change in the law, those voting in their party’s pre-primary convention will be the first and last word who gets on the ballot for the primary election (although that might change). In the 2nd Congressional race on the GOP side, that would be less than 200 people.
Still think your vote doesn’t count? When you make your New Year’s Resolutions this year, I hope you’ll consider including a commitment to take an active role in what is sure to be a historic political year.