2016 Election From A Child’s Perspective

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-8-50-38-amMany generations have sung the song, “O Be Careful, Little Eyes”. “O, be careful little eyes, what you see, or be careful little eyes what you see…”. The song moves on to being careful what a child hears, does with their hands, where they walk with their feet and say with their mouth.

In this recent political season, a five year old boy, Clive Earle, has seen, heard, and gone where many never will:  photographing candidates in the 2016 presidential election.

“Clive started doing photography in 2014 at the tender age of 3. It was introduced to him as a way to cope with family health struggles: his father, Bobby, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2011, and his mother, Lindsay, was diagnosed with a serious and painful brain disease in 2013.

As Lindsay deals with chronic extreme pain, one of the things that has comforted her the past couple of years is seeing Clive experience new things in his young life. So, Bobby began taking Clive and his camera out to see the world.

Of the cool photo projects Clive has tackled so far, one of the biggest is attending events on the 2016 campaign trail, photographing at rallies attended by Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz.”

Read Clive’s story here and see his amazing behind-the-scenes photographs: http://petapixel.com/2016/06/28/5-year-old-photographer-us-presidential-campaign-trail/?utm_source=email+marketing+Mailigen&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email

Tina Drake

Arizona PolitiChick Tina Drake has been teaching and mentoring Junior High and High School students, in churches where she has been active, since her time as a college student, over twenty-five years ago. Tina believes politics and religion can, and should, be discussed together. She says she is a lifelong follower of Christ and believer in the true significance of God's power in each and everyone's life and she believes in the absolute need for God and Christ to be honored and included in the decisions made for our country. Tina continues to mentor students in this age group, along with her husband, multiple times each week. She believes that encouraging people, especially students, to see the need for a relationship with God and Jesus Christ in their everyday life, is an absolute need in her life. Tina volunteers weekly in her children's school, allowing her to witness how today's students are learning and developing in their social, educational, political and spiritual beliefs. Witnessing how students experience life, during the timeframe of Junior High through College, is immensely important to Tina. She believes this age group needs to be mentored, so they will have the tools with which to navigate today's societal pressures to live life without God, rather than with Him. Tina has also been a teacher to women in churches, teaching small groups, as well as speaking to large groups on a variety of spiritual topics. In addition to Spiritual Formation, Tina has been actively following and discussing the many facets of politics. Tina is a graduate of the University of Arizona, having earned a degree in Communication and a minor in Political Science. After college, she worked in the field of Advertising and Marketing, specializing in Media Buying and Planning, as well as directing entire Marketing and Sales departments. She has been a writer for PolitiChicks.com since 2012 and says she enjoys the opportunity to encourage Americans to live out their faith in Jesus Christ, while they stand firm on the principles set forth by our forefathers in their political beliefs.

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