With the election less than three weeks away, you may have had enough of the red-versus-blue battle. It's impossible to watch the news without hearing the candidates or pundits sparring over foreign policy, taxes, and what's hidden in their binders.
Nonpartisan reminders to vote fade into the background, and that's why we're thankful for these inspiring fourth graders.
Their song 'Vote for Somebody' is sung to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen's viral hit Call Me Maybe.
The lyric, "So many 'round the world, long for democracy, so here's your reminder, vote for somebody," highlights what is often taken for granted. As Americans, we have a voice and choice. The same cannot be said for citizens of many other nations.
Considering these fourth graders won't be able to vote until the 2020 election (or later), it's refreshing that at such a young age they understand the foundation that sets our nation apart from those with other forms of government (and even some other democracies). It is a duty of our citizens to make their voices heard.
So, listen to the kids..."Vote for Obama, or vote for Romney, it's your civic duty, vote for somebody."
Andrew Freeman is a California native with a degree in history from UCLA. He’s covered a wide range of topics for TakePart, but is particularly interested in politics and policy. Email Andrew |@natureofdabeast | TakePart.com