For his Citizenship in the Nation badge, we all went to the Utah State Capitol.
I thought it was very interesting.
The big kids? Kind of did.
Ben? Not so much. He ended up in a time out in the stroller after freaking out in the Senate Chamber and trying to escape into an off-limits area.
Then he figured out how to undo the stroller seatbelt.
But I decided that although I sometimes say I hate politics, I really don't. I actually like being forced to question my assumptions, and being forced to wade through so much dissention to come up with what I think is the best answer (of possibly two bad answers) and choose a side. And hooray for democracy, right?
OK, but sometimes I still hate politics. Because there IS a lot of dissention. And I'm all about the love.
And also? The renovation of the Capitol? Way good use of my tax dollars. Gorgeous. And the restoration of the artwork? Incredible. I love these WPA murals everywhere I see them. (Plug in for good use of government funding in times of economic distress...Way to fund the arts, Pres. Roosevelt!)
Sorry. Did my political stripes show? I'll tuck them back in.