100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#152 …That’s democracy…
Nell turned to her thirteen-year-old daughter, Maggie.
“Since we live in a democracy, you know, ‘consent of the governed,’ shouldn’t I get a vote?”
Nell admired her daughter’s spunk. “A vote?”
“I feel like I’m living under autocratic rule with you the self-appointed ruler.”
“I’m your mother and, by law, responsible for you.”
“Actually, our democracy is practiced in the form of a republic, which provides checks and balances and an establishment able to thump an unruly mob on its head.”
“At home, you’re the unruly mob and I’m the check and balances. That’s democracy, sweetheart.”
12 thoughts on “Maggie’s Lesson in Democracy”
I wish this supposed democracy would give Obama a thump on the head. Nobody is above the law, not even him. I do agree the basic tenants should be learned at home without this how can one grow up to be a responsible adult.
It is definitely agree, parents should educate their children on the Constitution, and the history of our country; because, they won’t get in our schools. And I venture that Obama isn’t the only one that needs a thump. Include, congress and apathetic voters. Thank you for stopping by the Cow Pasture and for commenting. I love hearing from readers.
I’ll be back like a good Cowpoke should.
Glad to hear it.
I’m so happy you have jumped the fence. Thank you. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.
You will. Thanks.
I love democracy in the household.
“…checks and balances and an establishment able to thump an unruly mob on its head.”
Aren’t moms the b.e.s.t.? ❤ ❤
You know it! Thanks for commenting.
I love this. Excellent! You nailed it.
Thanks, glad you liked it. Every mother’s experience at some point. LOL
Cute, I preferred the title Dictator when my girls were little. LOL @jeancogdell at Jean’s Writing
Thanks. Every mother’s been there. Getting that done to 100 words was hard.
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