“It was an extraordinary experience at every moment. I felt incredibly lucky to be one of the chosen and to actually get to ask a question live,” she said. “Up until this point, I felt disconnected to politics. For the first time ever, I felt like I was actually connected to the political process.”
That’s what we want, isn’t it, in our citizenry? We encourage our youth to become involved, educated and engaged in the political process. We require civics classes and we often give our students recognition for being ‘good citizens.’ Movements have been devoted to getting out the youth vote. There are Young Republicans and Young Democrats organizations. We decry apathy and celebrate participation.
Until, that is, our younglings do or say something with which we disagree or disapprove. Or, to be more precise, until our young women do something we don’t like.