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Madi and Emma on Decision 2008 October 14, 2008

Posted by clintcarter in Family, Politics.
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We had an interesting conversation with Madi and Emma last night.  Out of the blue Emma said “I’m voting for John McCain.”  When we asked her about it, she said that she and Madi had been talking about voting for McCain because Barak Obama wants to bring all the soldiers home and then we wouldn’t be safe from the bad people.  We asked Madi who she had been talking to – she said that everyone at school was voting for McCain.  We dialogued a little farther to make sure that the school wasn’t spreading propaganda.

Emma asked us what other things Obama believed.  Abortion came up.  Neither Carey nor I had ever talked with our girls about abortion.  There had been no information coming from us to sway them one way or the other.  Madi asked what abortion was – we told her that some people believe that a baby wasn’t a person until it was out of the mom’s tummy – that it was just tissue.  Emma said “That’s not right.  Tissue can’t move it’s arms and legs.”  Then they went into a discussion about when Alli was in Mom’s tummy.  They remembered her moving and interacting with them – they remembered her responding to their singing.

Then Madi said, “It’s just like what Horton says (from Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who).  “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

You’re right Madi – Horton has it right.

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1. Jonathan Bryant - October 19, 2008

That is too precious.
It really goes to show how simple the issue is.
You really have to make convoluted and beside-the-point arguments to think that it is a woman’s right!


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