As a young man, a boy, actually, I was raised in Boston, which you all know is a hotbed of Democrats. It was accepted as a fact that Republicans were all rich, Anglo Saxons. The majority Irish communities, just in conversation, would say that and accept it. And we all knew that rich Anglo Saxons didn't give a hoot about us.
The Catholic church was staunchly behind the Democrats. Although, in those days, they did not say much to us children about it, all our local pols were Irish Catholic, Democrats and the spirit and attitude was imbued in all those who grew up there. I became old enough and Uncle Sam beckoned, so I joined the Navy and went off to Korea. In the Navy, I met many people of different ethnic, religious and political backgrounds. I listened, I learned and I changed.
Scripted or not, these kids give my heart a lift. I don't know how much of what they are saying that they truly understand, but it is refreshing to hear them say things that I believe to be true. Things I never would have known when I was their age in school.
We clearly are lacking in a politically astute population. Voting for a man based on his color or for another for his/her class warfare position will bring us to the brink-----oooops, we are already there.
Come on kids, help save America. Good job!!
----------and please, ignore what the schools tried to teach you about American history, if it came from a Howard Zinn textbook.
This is pure excellence. Bless each and every one of these teens who understand what liberty and freedom are all about and have the courage to say so!
What a wonderful group of young men and women! That was truly inspiring; to hear youngsters talk like that fills me with hope for America's future.
I am stunned at their eloquence and by their patriotism.
God Bless Them All.
I hope and pray that you kids, no, young people, get a chance to vote when you are of age. That will mean that our country voted the proper way in Nov. '12. I just hope that the young ones of voting age see through the fog produced by the socialists and American haters of this fine country so they too will make decisions such as yours. I now have a whole new outlook for the word "CHANGE".
Amazing! I didn't know there were kids like this. They actually care about freedom and the Constitution. Actually got a little emotional at the end. This is a powerful message.
Oh, man I love it! I can sympathize with these kids- but someday soon, they will have the vote, and hopefully so will I. I just pray there will be still elections by the time that day comes.
I wonder if these are homeschooled kids?? No matter, I love these kids anyway.
Erm ... well, it's a good message. I'm really not keen on using folks that way in advertising. If the Left did this, we'd be up in arms about misusing kids.
Look at the link Scoop has posted below. These kids belong to that organization. In other words, they DO believe in what they are saying in this video. They aren't paid actors.
Again, for the record: the video is CLEARLY a script. If this were produced as interview snippets with the kids, I'd be more inclined to believe that the words coming out of their mouths was their own. As it is, I'm skeptical. Besides, I don't support using kids in commercials of this nature.
Give it a rest. These kids founded a conservative organization and agreed to do this ad. Have you even looked at the link Scoop posted?
I got the "complexities" when I was 12 and I think these kids get it too. Heck, it's really not complex at all. It's quite simple, we are spending too much, ignoring the Constitution, etc. It's pretty simple.
You want to keep going on and on and finding the negative in this go ahead. I think it's great that these teenagers....young adults get it. God bless them for speaking out. They have EVERY RIGHT to speak out. No one forced them to do this ad. I would bet it was their idea.
Yeah. You clearly need more sleep. Either that, or you could use some brushing up on your reading skills. I'll say it again, though, as you apparently keep missing it: I don't support using children to convey political messages. I don't support it for ANY ideology, and that includes yours, mine, or theirs.
And, again, because you keep missing it (or denial is something you embrace), let me say that it's precisely BECAUSE of the format that I'm skeptical. It's clearly scripted; I've no way of knowing who wrote the script. I've said that IF it had been produced from interviews WITH the kids, I'd cut it some slack. It isn't, so I'm reasonably suspicious anytime someone reads from a script. You seem far more inclined to give them a pass. I've no problem with that, but you clearly have a problem with anyone who disagrees with you.
Just because Scoop endorses it, that doesn't mean I have to. I'm an independent thinker. I don't take my marching orders from anyone. I see that you do, and that's all well and good. I don't.
My point is that most kids -- at 15, 16, 17 -- they really don't comprehend the complexities of our political debate. You think they do; good for you. My experience with youngsters and teens teaches me differently. You want to fault me; I'm simply stating an opinion predicated on my own life experiences. Who's treating who like a baby, eh?
For the record, I don't support using celebrities, either, but for entirely different reasons.
Well no duh Zimmerman. Of course it's scripted. Those kids agree with it and wouldn't have done the commercial if they didn't agree with it. They're big enough to make up their own minds. They weren't being used. They FOUNDED the organization that Scoop links too.
I think it's very effective and needed to reach young people. These kids aren't little 6 year olds. Heck, I used to argue with my social studies teacher when I was 12 regarding Jimmy Carter. These kids are old enough to know what they believe in. Stop treating them like they are little babies.
It's not misusing kids when they are demanding we stand up for the Constitution. It is using kids when you convince them to be slaves of the gov't.
Again, for the record, there's no way of knowing that these kids are expressing their own desires. You can believe them all you want; my point is that it's clearly a SCRIPTED commercial. It's always wrong to misuse children.
Well E, typically if the left were using young teenagers the message would be rooted in communist/marxist ideology. Be thankful becasue the foundation of these teenagers message is rooted in reality, the Constitution, and idividual sovergnty.
No, I get that. It's just that, for consistency's sake, I stand against using children at all times. For the record, I'm not convinced these kids are saying something THEY believe in. It's clear that it's produced from a shooting script, so how am I to know they mean it any more than the kid who tells me he's entitled to an iPhone at taxpayers expense?
LOL:) Well E, I hate to lose ya, just in case you are someone else tomorrow, but it does take the ability to think reasonably and logically to be a conservative. I mean liberalism is easy, its like a religions and all emotions and feelings all the time. But to be a conservative, my friend, requires thought and in many instances research. So I hope you improve on your positions today because it you decide to go the other way tomorrow your conservatism will bring you back to reality.
Of course, there's an organization behind it. As I've said, I get all that. My point is that just as much as I despise the Left for using children to deliver political messages, I'm not gonna embrace the Right for doing it ... even if those children did it themselves and posted it on YouTube.
The political debate that we're involved in has vast complexities. While I can certainly appreciate how much a young skull full of mush MAY grasp of it, I've no way to determine from a single commercial produced from a script how well they truly comprehend it. I'm far more inclined (and maybe that's a fault of my own) to take the word of an adult than I am a child.
As I've said elsewhere, I've been around what I believe is more than my fair share of youth, ages 10-17, at different times in my life. I just don't see them as fully grasping the complexities. I think they understand the basics, and, while that's all well and good, they're still experimenting with life, figuring out who they're going to be when they're all grown up, etc. Such is the nature of maturing. Who we are today is only one step toward becoming the person we're ultimately going to be tomorrow, so you'll all have to pardon me if I'm a bit skeptical of a produced commercial AND equally suspicious of its format. That's just who I am today.
I'll let you know who I am tomorrow once I know.
Yea I see your point, E. Lee Zimmerman. But, to produce something like this there has to be a script to organize the message and that doesn't mean they don't believe in what they are saying. Just remember that when the left does this stuff they also have a script but the teenagers are usually young Hollywood actors. The teenagers in the video did not have to voice their allegiance to the country. In fact they didn't have to say anything because has they reminded us, they cannot vote. I see it has a plea to those of us who can vote with the messaging being to vote the right way and save the country.
Precisely. So far as I know, there's just no way to know what these kids think, and that's why I don't think either side of the aisle should be using children in advertisements. I have no problem if the kids have these opinions -- I hope they do! -- I've just no way to know that they're not working from what's an obvious script.
I 'liked' your post because I encourage all to post because the more input the better. But I hope you are wrong. Nothing personal of course, but I have to have some hope left for the future generations or all is already lost.
Thank God there are still some out there worth fighting for.I was having my doubts after watching the Jesse Watters man on the beach video.
As I replied to keninil above myGreenBeret, there are more and more kids who are homeschooled than ever before. The majority of them are learning true American History, and are definitly worth fighting for. :-) I've been missing my friend- hope you're having a Blessed week!!!
Ironically, if these kids were liberals, then the democrats would be doing everything in their power to have them vote anyway... twice.
These children haven't yet been exposed to college where over 70% of professors are liberal and less than 15% are conservatives. This is the main reason the White House traitor along with the rest of the socialists want more people in college.
I understand indoctrination starts much earlier like Michelle appearing on the Disney channel, but at least most of the children live at home where their parents still have some influence on their children.
The Democrats and Black racist Hollyblood types--will be tweeting the names and addresses of these young people by noon today.
Magnificent video! Fills me with hope and joy. Whoever made this video and all those appearing in it are PATRIOTS!!! This video should be shown on TV in every state from now until November! I'm saving this video incase youtube pull it so I can put it back up. Youtube has a nasty habit of pulling conservative videos in my experience.
Edit: I'm tweeting this and putting it on my facebook page right now.