I know that some people have very strong political opinions. I am not against this. I think you should have strong opinions, political and otherwise. My problem is when those opinions destroy the innocence of children. There are parents out there who are not being careful about what they tell their children, or what they allow them to overhear. I live in a very republican state and there are, naturally, people who are not happy about Obama being elected president. But the disturbing fears coming out in their children is almost intolerable! My 7-year-old came to me in tears saying that she's so afraid now that Obama is going to be president because he will sell us all to Japan, and he sucks the brains out of new babies still in their mommy's tummy. Graphic enough for you? So, somebody has been discussing foreign policy and partial birth abortion, in detail, with (or within hearing of) their 6-7 year old child. That child has been discussing a very distorted view of what they heard with my child. Now I have the happy job of trying to explain away a VERY disturbing image in her head. No matter how I do it, she has lost a part of her innocence, part of her joy in childhood and part of her belief in the goodness of people in general. Eventually, she will have to deal with the harsh parts of life but not yet. She's still little. Please, be careful what you talk about around these little ones. They can hear but they can't always understand.