My Moral Monday

So, I realized I better get out to Moral Monday yesterday if I was ever going to make one of these.  Since yesterday’s themes was voting rights, I was especially motivated to go.  I persuaded my bookend (oldest and youngest children to come with me).  They really enjoyed it.  David is 13 and a committed liberal.  Sarah is 2 1/2 and we found every dog that anybody had brought out to the event for her to pet.  She thought we had come to Raleigh to find dogs to pet.  So, my stray observations.

1) Given that this was the 12th of these, really, really impressed with the size of the crowd.  Great to be able to get so many people out there week after week.

2) It’s great to share stuff like this with your kids.

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3) Loved the diversity of the crowd– Black, white, young, old.  And just totally normal folks.  Not just a bunch of hippies, freaks, or anything.  Did not look all that different than the clientele you might find at a grocery store in Raleigh.  Thanks to our dog hunt, we ended up talking to a lot of different people.

4) I explained to David how I could never be a real political activist, because I’m always a political scientist first.  As a speaker was making points about the disenfranchisement of young people by Republicans, he was making your typically exaggerated case for a situations as this.  But I couldn’t help but thinking, “well but… to be precise… yes, but only if…” etc., to everything he was saying.

5) Anytime we’re in downtown Raleigh around dinner time, it means Vic’s pizza for dinner.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

2 Responses to My Moral Monday

  1. itchy says:

    I know we did the pizza thing a while back, so this is a reminder that I really have to get out and try Vic’s.

    Also, to be on point: “She thought we had come to Raleigh to find dogs to pet.”

    Love that quote.

    OK, so that wasn’t on point.

  2. Doxy says:

    I was there–with my husband, the Episcopal priest, my 12-year-old daughter, and a close friend. (We also found all the dogs to pet. Did you see the corgi who was wearing the sign that said “Poop on Pope”? We got a good laugh out of that one….)

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