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Kids being made to vote for President in School

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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: apoc36

I remember doing it in 2nd grade.

Jimmy Carter won my school and the nation.

Wasn't a big deal and was part of our social science class.

 


The school already has the kids addresses anyway, maybe odd in the classroom setting, but I know parents give all kinds of info to register their kids having had to do it numerous times myself.


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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:07 PM
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I remember voting in 1980, so I was in 3rd grade.
I also remember guessing who shot JR.
I had no idea who the hell JR was. Lol



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:09 PM
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are the children gonna be treated as a "basket of deplorables" because they chose trump or something...


Maybe it's the other way around. Isn't WV leaning Trump?



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

either way, it would be quite concerning!



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:18 PM
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Yeah we had this when I was in grade school.

I voted for Perot.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:20 PM
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The vote no big deal...

the name and address tied to it would concern me a touch, I would definitely follow up with the school asking them to explain.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:22 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
Sorry I couldn't resist a poke at the delusional.


No worries.

I remember our mock election in elementary school; it was later determined that the Principal rigged the Diebold machines along with the Russians, the 5th grade was registering illegal aliens to vote and the 3rd grade screwed the whole thing up when they could not punch their ballots properly and tabulators were unable to read them accurately. The PTA ended up having to rule on the election which resulted in us having a higher homework quota and in an illegal war with the junior high.



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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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Ugh we used to do this at school in Australia under the guise of "learning about voting". The teacher Mrs. Long was so biased and openly ridiculed a child for saying he was going to vote the Liberal party (Our version of the Republicans or centre-right party).

The same teacher made the class write protest letters to the Prime Minister demanding more refugees be let into Australia, she got in trouble by the Principal because she showed us gorey photos of the Holocaust and said that "this is what happens if we don't let them live here" and it would be "their blood on our hands". This was in the early 2000s she was just an unhinged Socialist but we were young and I know she influenced a lot of kids with her views



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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Mock elections have been done for a long time, but what is not allow and never should be is using the actual candidates nor asking for addresses from the students.,

Usually the mock elections are base on people from the school that the students vote as good people.

I have never heard before using real candidates name.

You should be outraged at it.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:52 PM
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No school is going to make you vote or do something you do not want to. At worst the kid says I do not want to participate and is ask to go to the office or in most cases asked to remain quiet while the rest of the class participates in the activity.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: CynConcepts
I do recall voting in elementary school. To be honest, I don't have a problem with it per say. Children all want to feel more grown up. True, they may not have all the facts, but I believe that children who feel that what they have to say matters, will make better citizens in the future.


Yes I agree, but I don't know about the "candidate fact sheet" the kids were given. If it was heavily biased that's not cool. The kids will take it home to their parents, who may be influenced by it (if stupid or undecided). Schools use kids to nag their parents all the time: Our school had an anti-smoking presentation by the (gov't owned) The Cancer Council were we learnt about the dangers of cigarettes and I remember taking the anti smoking fact sheet home to my parents. I was in tears telling them how my teacher said they were going to die and they needed to quit. While this isn't the worst example it still shows the manipulation of kids to in turn manipulate their parents



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:57 PM
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I did this in 1972 so first grade or so. Nixon and McGovern. McGovern won at my school from what I (vaguely) remember.

Interestingly I was living in Massachusetts at time -- which was the only state McGovern won.

I don't remember address and DOB, but I wouldn't worry too much about that -- the school has that information anyway, don't they?



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 08:05 PM
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It'll make it easier to get 'the chip' next election...



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Silly Russians... lol



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 08:59 PM
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Back in the early 80s we did ballots in elementary school for president and again in the late 80s in high school. They never handed out propaganda though.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 09:31 PM
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During the 80's we did the same thing in school for elections in Charleston SC. It's all in fun and teaching kids of what is going on in the world and what voting is.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 10:23 PM
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In 8th grade civics class we were given papers to vote for a current president to teach us how to vote. I recall I had voted for JFK and Bush. Straight line except for one...Bush. It became an example for the class. This was whatever year JFK was elected.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 10:46 PM
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I recall I had voted for JFK and Bush. Straight line except for one...Bush. It became an example for the class. This was whatever year JFK was elected.


you couldn't have voted for bush if JFK was running for president. either one bush 41 or bush 43. hell bush 41 wasn't even a involved in politics until 1964.


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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 11:07 PM
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I voted for Bush as Senator for Texas in my pretend ballot.The only republican i voted for. My, how I have changed.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 11:15 PM
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the election for JFK took place in 1960 he took office in1961, he beat Nixon.

George H. W. Bush ran a oil company from the 50's to 1964, he ran for the senate in 1964 and lost, his first office was in 1966 as a republican representative from the 7th district of texas.

no way you could have voted for him. in 1960.

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