Recent events have made me remember some of the lessons learned from Mrs. Smith in my tenth-grade civics class. Although I’m nearly 60 years removed from the tenth grade, those lessons are particularly relevant to our current situation.
Mrs. Smith was very positive about the government of the USA. She impressed upon us our responsibility and right to take part in the government by voting. She emphasized the fact that we, the voters, elected our representatives to act on our behalf. She also told us that, if we didn’t like what was happening, we would have the opportunity and responsibility to make changes by voting.