Politics and Culture: Teen Edition

politics & culturePolitics and Culture: Teen Edition

Podcast #45

In this episode, Suzanne has a conversation with her son, Ethan, about politics and culture. They talk about the importance of being engaged and some of the opportunities available. Join Ehtan and Suzanne for this podcast, and get engaged!

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How do I Teach Politics to My Kids?

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Politics today | How do I teach my kids politics?Raising homeschooled teenagers in this current political climate is not fun, and that, my friends, is putting it mildly.

I’m frustrated. No, wait. I’m angry! Just think of all the years, I have spent as a parent raising children to love the Lord, do what is right, play fair, share, compromise, and think of others.

I teach my children to think, to form opinions that are sound. If they disagree, they can state these politely and without malice. It is the art of rhetoric and argumentation that is based upon evidence whenever possible. I work at modeling character qualities, not always successfully, but I try, because I know that character is caught more so than it is taught.

And what does the government do? It undermines my parental authority because I care. I care about my rights as a citizen… and my children have watched and listened as I’ve taught them how I feel about the following:

  1. The new health care plan.
  2. The raising of the debt ceiling only to hand a future generation the bill.
  3. Non-compromising politicians on both sides who use well-orchestrated press releases, and  buzzwords that incur the wrath of my remote control to change the channel.
  4. The disregard for many of the articles of the Constitution that leaves me stunned.
  5. The repayment of a fallen soldier’s loyalty with total disrespect of memorials and funds.

Who is to blame? We are.

As we waste our time blaming sides, our rights are being stripped away one by one, and my children see this, clearly. They ask: what can we do?

My parents were Italian immigrants who fled to this country because of Mussolini; they came to the United States of America, because it was the Land of the Free. My parents insisted I speak English and were happy they became American citizens. They taught my brothers and me that education was important and entrepreneurship was the key. They owned a bakery, ran a dress shop in the basement. My father finished the dresses in our home, for those who did not want to buy off-the-rack clothes. My parents  later purchased and ran a very successful restaurant. We lived many places: New York, outside of Ontario, Canada, and in Winter Haven, Florida. My parents were not afraid of hard work; they taught me that very well. They taught me that freedom was won with integrity and honor – and most of all we must be informed.

So can you imagine my chagrin when I heard my smart, beautiful, happy go-lucky, softball-playing teenage daughter told me, “I just don’t care anymore, Mom. I’m tired of being angry.”

What!

This was her response to an invitation to watch the news with me, and, it was a conservative news station. She doesn’t care? How did that happen? Didn’t I teach her better? Didn’t my carefully-selected history and government classes with God as the focus and the Constitution as a pillar show her time and time again that if you don’t care your rights will truly be stripped?

Yes, I did teach her better, and I know her response was a defense mechanism because she was weary of hearing the bickering on T.V., and so am I! As a Christian I know my hope is in God, not politicians, but I will not stand idly by. I will be praying. Every single one of those politicians has my prayers, because my God is a righteous one and His ways are not mine. I continue to hope for my children and for my country, the Land of the Free.

How are you encouraging your children with our current political mess? I want to know.

 

Felice Gerwitz is the moderator of Current Issues & the Constitution with her brother-in-law, Professor Wilson. The show airs in the archives.

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MBFLP 120 – Voting When There’s Not Much Choice

FW Radio – The Link Between Literature and Political Freedom

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Teens, have you ever wondered what the big deal is about reading old books by dead people. You might be surprised to learn the role that classic literature plays in maintaining our political freedom. Yes, it’s true! Find out why tonight.

MBFLP – Teaching Kids About Liberty and Government

MBFLP - Teaching Kids About Government and Liberty

On the eve of the mid-term elections, how do we talk about the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity? How can we help keep the next generation from trading our hard-won freedom for supposed security or momentary gain? Do we appreciate the importance of even these small local races that clutter up the bottom of the ballot? Join us as we share some of the things we’ve done in our family!

Current Issues -EPA & Hostage Trade 5-1

WaterControlProfessor Woodrow Wilson with moderator Felice Gerwitz discuss the EPA rulings on clean air and water as well as the hostage trade one american soldier for five Taliban prisioners.

He also explains ways you can become proactive about current events!

This show focuses on tips to doing your own research into pressing national and international events that impact our lives as well as answers audience questions including how to get involved. This is the best way to combat ignorance and become informed!

Here are the links we shared during this segment.

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Current Issues -Common Core

commoncore-agenda21researchnowProfessor Woodrow Wilson with moderator Felice Gerwitz explain ways you can become proactive about current events!

This show focuses on tips to doing your own research into pressing national and international events that impact our lives as well as answers audience questions including how to get involved. This is the best way to combat ignorance and become informed!

Here are the links we shared during this segment.

Handout – Professor Wilson Agenda21

 

 

 

 

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Current Issues -Common Core

CommonCoreUncovered_CurrentIssuesandtheConstitution.comProfessor Woodrow Wilson with moderator Felice Gerwitz answer YOUR questions in this segment about common core!

This show focuses on things you can do as well as understanding the Constitution our rights and the impact to homeschoolers.

Here are the links we shared during this segment.

HSLDA – Common Core FAQ – Here is the website

 

The YouTube Video of the Man Being escorted out of the school board meeting. This is an interesting video for those who think the “hype” over #CommonCore  – View It Here

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We posted this last week but it bears repeating

I want to thanks, HSLDA for the wonderful work they did on developing the Common Core Movie

I appreciate the work of both Michael Farris and Michael Smith with HSLDA.

Common Core – the Movie by HSLDA

Current Issues -Common Core

NoCOMMONCore-currentissuesProfessor Woodrow Wilson with moderator Felice Gerwitz discuss common core standards adopted in many states across the US.

I homeschool so common core shouldn’t have any impact on me or my family, right? Wrong! We don’t know what the future holds as the Federal Government has given states incentives to join the the “Race to the Top” the 3.45 Billion dollar –part of the stimulus package.

Bill Gates donated money to the following groups:  US. Dept. of Education, The National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, Fordham Institute, Foundation for Excellence in Education, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Join us for an informative issue about common core!

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Today’s Handout Here: CurrentIssues-CommonCore_Handout

And if there is a particular topic you’d like to have discussed please contact me at felice (at) mediaangels.com

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I want to thanks, HSLDA for the wonderful work they did on developing the Common Core Movie

I appreciate the work of both Michael Farris and Michael Smith with HSLDA.

Common Core – the Movie by HSLDA

Current Issues – Agenda 21- Part Four

Agenda 21-Part FourProfessor Woodrow Wilson continues uncovering additional information about Agenda 21 in part four of the series. The full document regarding Agenda 21 is available online for you to read in it’s entirety. This document contains key points that Professor Wilson discusses, on this broadcast.

Words that are familiar to all Americans who keep up with politics and the news contain the following:

Social Justice, Climate Control, Resilient Communities, Global Warming, Transfer of Wealth, Tax the Rich, Entitlement Programs, Sustainable Developments, Environmental Protection Agency and Economic Equity

While these words sound great on the surface it is the ulterior motives that are discussed.

Enjoy this podcast and the information contained.

And if there is a particular topic you’d like to have discussed please contact me at felice (at) mediaangels.com