This election is about our grandchildren and the future of America. Today I voted and I took three of my grandchildren with me. Before we went, I shared these thoughts with them. This is the most important election in their lifetime and they should be part of it.
They must always be active participants in their citizenship by paying attention and being a part of our process. They were aware that we have three branches of government, so we discussed the purpose of each.
Then I explained to them how this president has ignored our Constitution and has taken powers not granted to him by the people. I told them that as I get older, I realize even more what brilliant men our Founding Fathers were and how they knew the balance of power within the three branches was critical for our republic.
So, I said to my grandchildren, "I want you to be with me today when I vote. Years from now, I want you to remember this day as the day we helped change America." They stood beside me at the voting machine as the 2012 ballot appeared on the screen. With these three bright young faces staring at that ballot experiencing the privilege of voting in a free country, my grandchildren watched as we helped change America and I cast my vote for Mitt Romney as the new president of our beloved United States of America.