What’s Your Excuse?

Published April 25, 2011 by Mrs. Malo

I keep wanting to make a sign for my kids to hold that reads: “I’m too young to vote – What’s your excuse!”

One of my many pet peeves is people who don’t vote!  We are a political family, my husband and brother-in-law are very actively involved in one of the campaigns (my b.i.l. is actually the campaign manager).  We watch the news every night and follow what is going on in government – even when it is not an election season.  We strongly feel this is our duty as responsible citizen and parents!

I completely understand that not everyone can be the news junkies that we are but I can’t understand how you can’t take a interest in events that may effect your future or your children’s future.  We are living at a very important time in history – people around the world are fighting, and dying to have the rights that many take for granted.

This is turning out to be an interesting political campaign in the home stretch.  Originally I thought the outcome might be right back where we started but this last week could prove to be very interesting!  If you are not sure which party you are supporting take some time to familiarize yourself with the different platforms.  Moms are the busiest people around, and have the most important job, but here are links to each party’s platforms on family issues:

Liberal Party of Canada

Conservative Party of Canada

New Democratic Party of  Canada

Bloc Quebecois – I can’t find an english version of their platform (let me know if you find one)

Green Party of Canada

So let’s get a dialogue going.  Too often the campaigns come down to mud slinging and we have trouble focusing on the issues. What are the most important issue for you as a mom?  Please post your comments and feel free to link to your own thoughts on your own blog (I’m still trying to figure out how to do a link-up).

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3 comments on “What’s Your Excuse?

  • Thanks for the great post. I did a review of the family, parenting and women’s promises in each party platform on my blog.

    The Bloc does have it’s policy paper available in English, but the full platform is only available in French. I am bilingual and did read the whole 195 pages and summarized the key issues for families, parents and women here:

    http://www.phdinparenting.com/2011/04/22/bloc-quebecois-bq-family-parenting-and-women%E2%80%99s-issues/

  • I completely agree with you. The US is in trouble. Huge trouble – and if every person in this country doesn’t get involved – NOW – I fear we will never recover.

    I’m running behind but I wanted to stop by and thank you for joining the Tuesday Train! So, so sorry!!

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