Don’t let your kids become politicians

…Prevailing wisdom anyway. And the survey says:

Shocking: Parents Don’t Want Their Kids Going Into Politics

Heather Ginsberg | Jul 06, 2013 Townhall.com

Why am I not surprised? In a poll released Friday, 64 percent of respondents said they wouldn’t want their kids going into politics as a career. Just 31 percent said they would like their children to look into politics as a potential future career.

This may seem shocking to some, but in fact, Gallup has been asking this question since the 1940s and the majority of people have always said they wouldn’t want their kids in politics. Perhaps this could have something to do with the lack of confidence in Congress’ ability to do their job.

Another Gallup poll last month found that only 10 percent of Americans have confidence in Congress. Additionally, we know that only 9 percent of Americans approve of the job they are doing.

Perhaps if we can get Congress to do their job and end some of the gridlock in Washington Americans can get excited about having their kids interested in politics. Maybe I am a little biased, but it seems like a political career could be one to admire. But until we clean up the mess that is going on in Washington right now, we probably won’t be seeing parents changing their minds any time soon.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/heatherginsberg/2013/07/06/shocking-parents-dont-want-their-kids-going-into-politics-n1634804

There we have it. It would be interesting to know what careers are preferable to politics.

15 comments on “Don’t let your kids become politicians

  1. I can understand why parents would not want their kids in politics. Congress too often is seen as a ineffective, inefficient body that Is controlled by special interests and corrupt politicians. I believe, however, it is not that simple and if so many people take an avoidance approach to it then they should not expect much to change.

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    • bullright says:

      Thanks for the comment. That is a good point and I imagine the same rationale for lack of participation in voting. I remember when the consensus was politics is evil and everything connected to it. But that’s true. and if it turns around to acting more respectable it may help.

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  2. clyde says:

    I can think of a LOT better area to find a career in. Garbageman, dishwasher, stall mucker, etc etc. Good stuff, Bull.

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  3. pepperhawk says:

    What parent wants their children to be on one of the most hated list of careers and become criminals? Not many is my guess, probably fewer than that poll shows too.

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    • bullright says:

      Pepp, all right I’d like to see the details too. Not too many outside the south side of Chicago. How about ‘be anything you want to be just don’t be a politician…or I’ll never speak to you again.’

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      • pepperhawk says:

        LOL! Sounds good to me. Parents should take a stand on this one in order that their children don’t become criminals who can get away with everything.

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        • bullright says:

          Hey, but then at least –eventually — you can get through to a teenager. I’m still working on a few pols. And at that point kids know what common sense is and are expected to use some. Not so with present street thugs in Washington. But now I might be getting into gangs, see there is no end to it.

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          • pepperhawk says:

            Parents who want to teach responsibility to their children talk to their kids to advise them of the pitfalls of having sex too young. This includes the emotional trauma of creating an out of wedlock baby, costs,diseases, and numerous other things a kid should know.

            I doubt that most parents sit down and tell their children anything about sex and the complications of allowing oneself to get involved sexually at an early age.

            As far as the pols are concerned it is just another perk that comes with the job of being a congressman or Senator. They will never give a good example. They are too deep in their own depravity.

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    • bullright says:

      Pepp, oh that’s right ….it must be like that sex talk parents give kids as soon as they’re starting to think.

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      • pepperhawk says:

        Bull, you mean the sex talk parents never give to their kids? We talked to Jeff about it and told him the door was always open for a discussion. With that door open he never had to lie to us and didn’t join in with the kids who thought it was A-OK. We gave him all the reasons as to why it would not be a good idea and he actually thanked us for keeping him responsible.

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