If you ever have the “America blahs” and want to shake out of them, teach a citizenship class.
I have. I’ve looked into eyes that came here from Iran, from Mexico, from Saudi Arabia, from China, from Sudan. The eyes have it.
They can’t wait to be Americans. Particularly, they can’t wait to vote.
Oh, and they understand exactly what voting entails: making a choice. Sometimes you hold your nose, but you choose.
I would have liked to have seen the faces of those citizens-to-be when they read in these pages about a “Vote for Nobody” campaign among collegians.
I saw it in USA Today, one of the proponents proudly wearing a “Vote for Nobody 2016” T-shirt. Precious.
I realize this is mostly a laugh. I don’t assume that these students will flat-line when it comes to a right for which their forebears – wave after wave of them, young, vital Americans of college age -- fought and died.