Incoming letter

Received from an Oregon Resident

While I was getting a coffee, I overheard 7 young people (22-26 years old, 5 males, 2 female) who have been
protesting in downtown Portland the last two nights.

I told them I was doing research and asked nicely if they would answer some questions. They were cool with it, so
I sat down and went for it.

Ø Three voted. Of the four who didn’t, none was registered
to vote.

Ø None of them researched independently either candidate.

Ø All were for Hillary but preferred Bernie.

Ø Why the Democratic Candidate?

· “More things are taken care of.”

· “Time to have a woman President.”

· “Democrats aren’t sexist or racist.”

Ø Six of them live at home.

Ø All are under their parents insurance.

Ø Two have “real” jobs.

Ø Three aren’t working, nor are they trying hard to find a
job either.

Ø Parents pay for everything in their life or subsidize it.

Ø Six get money from mom or dad every month.

Ø Two have been on unemployment for 6+ months.

Ø One is at Portland State U, doesn’t work, and parents pay
for everything.

Ø All 7 said Trump is a racist/sexist. I asked to cite proof
… “That tape, man!”

Ø When I asked, as a man myself, “Have you ever said anything
like that when you’ve

Been hanging out with your buddies? All five males said “Yes.”

Ø Would you say it if you knew you were on tape? All five
answered “No.”

Ø What’s the difference? I asked. “You’ve all said bad stuff
like that. Does that mean you hate women and are a sexual predator?” Nothing. No answer.

Ø None could tell me how our government works … They didn’t
know how

Laws are passed, how the House of Representatives or the Senate work.

Ø None could explain how a bill is passed.

Ø Only one could tell me the difference between legal and
illegal immigration.

One of them said, “Legal immigration is when you immigrate legally.” Seriously.

Ø None could explain the purpose of the Electoral College
or how it works.

In 10 minutes they felt they had explained everything. Nice kids … But so ignorant. I know some awesome,
phenomenal young adults; but I’m afraid the majority are like these seven. Too
many participation trophies, too much coddling by parents and teachers.

In 1944 18 year-olds stormed the beach at Normandy into almost certain death.

In 2016 18-year-olds feel unsafe because words hurt their feelings.

This country is in deep shit!

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