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October 07, 2007

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My husband teaches history and it seems that the teenagers at his H. S. do feel powerless. He always encourages them to vote to a have a voice. Many don't for reasons which I can only speculate. I couldn't wait to vote at age 18. Maybe it apathy or belief that our leaders don't listen to the young?

I do see a subset of youth going where I didn't over seas to help, but then one not need to travel far form the USA to see the extreme poverty in parts of the Appalachian mountains, especially in Kentucky or on Indian reservations in the West. These struggles I think need the youths involvement to over come them.

This was an excellent post. Most thought provoking.

Ella

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