Sesame Saturday: The Democratic Way

I remember this sketch from my childhood. Apparently there was a series of these sketches about the American Revolution, but this is the only one I remember seeing back then. 

Watching it as an adult, it took me a while to figure out that the point of it was not to give an accurate account of history but to illustrate the democratic process in a concrete, relatable way. 

I recently wrote a piece about why I think voting is important, about how I didn’t vote in the 2000 election and why I’ve regretted it ever since. It has nothing to do with Muppets, but I think it’s important to share.

3 thoughts on “Sesame Saturday: The Democratic Way

  1. You always give great extensive thought to things as an adult, and your many writings are proof of this. These if you had the time would make for a great book. For me the voting process became an insurmountable issue, and still is.

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