Are politicians aware
children are watching?

As a father to a 4-year-old, I find today’s political environment to be extremely toxic to his ethical well-being as he gains awareness over the next several years.

The current climate has politicians of both parties nuancing the truth up to and including blatantly lying about pretty much anything to obtain an advantage.

The lesson to my son is that honor has no place in elected government and that anything you say or do is OK, as long as you get away with it. And, by the way, it is OK to say or do anything in order to get away with it.

This is not the kind of example I would wish for my son to be exposed to, let alone emulate, in his formative years.

I would ask politicians of all stripes to remember that the children are also watching.

Chris Wiegel
Santa Clara

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