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Teens take interest in politics, too

Original post made on Oct 6, 2012

As the November election approaches, Pleasanton residents await the opportunity to vote Nov. 6. But those 18 and older are not the only ones interested -- this town has quite a few teen political enthusiasts.

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Comments (9)

Posted by Resident, a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm

" 'If we elect someone like Mitt Romney the economy will only be further impaired, because it was people like him who put America in this position about eight years ago.' "


Before you publish things like this, please get a clue!

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Maybe she does have a clue. Eight years ago Republicans were all about tax cuts to drive job creation. And they still are despite how well (sarcasm) those tax cuts have created jobs.

Posted by Patriot, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Like Stacey says, though it was more of tax cuts combined with spending increases (Medicare prescription drug benefit, defense increases, FHA increases...) that was supposed to create all those jobs and lower the deficit. Oh, and then there was the continued light (or non-existent) regulation of large financial institutions like AIG, Washington Mutual, Merrill Lynch. Those were savvy institution that didn't need to be burdened by a bunch of meddlesome regulators -- They knew what they were doing...

Sounds to me like she has a clue.

Posted by Citizenship, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Scary, absolutely terrifying! Aren't they taught any 'critical thinking' before they're turned lose...sounds worse than giving kids a loaded gun, without the skills to use it. Appears it's mostly just robotic repeating and elementary sterotypes. Colbert, Jon Stewart. Rachael Maddow and msnbc are about extreme comedy and lies, not eduacion. OK in small doses, but no substitute for education and history. Have they even read the 'Federalists Papers' yet ? Fully understand the works and principles of Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and the issues they argued. They shouldn't be turned lose until they have. Informed??? Apparently not. They have a lot to learn about democracy and good citizenship before speaking. But it is a good time to be listening and asking and preparing for the future. If they are under the delusion they are learning from tv, it would be channels like History, Discovery, C-Span. Scarastic, lying clowns, do not educate or prepare informed citizens.
Kids shouldn't be allowed to vote until 21. They need time for experiencing several jobs to help understand what makes our wheels turn, and to be fully informed citizens.

Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Oct 7, 2012 at 12:10 am

Resident said: "Really? Before you publish things like this, please get a clue!"

LOL! Bravo! Even a 15-year old remembers which party was in the White House when the economy crashed. Don't have to read the Federalist papers to recall that simple fact.

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 7, 2012 at 12:36 am

Stacey is a registered user.

My first serious exposure to the Federalist Papers was to write a program that analyzed and reported on the frequency of words in them. Need for civics education? Absolutely!

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 7, 2012 at 12:39 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Oops, forgot to add, that was in college...

Posted by Nurse Shark, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

Citizenship - your use of, lanugauge, make me think mabey you are the one whom needs too go back, to school

Posted by Pete , a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2012 at 8:53 am

Stacey, any measureable consequences,good or bad, from word usage from the past, affecting our ability to proceed toward a better future in America?

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