Lest any doubts still exist as to children's absorbing the political orientation of their parents, I offer the following incident.
One of eight year old Homeschooled Farm Girl's books had a discussion today about the importance of being democratic on the playground. It was the usual stuff about giving everybody a turn, allowing everyone to have a say about the rules, and so forth. At the end, there was an assignment:
9. Write a short paragraph about how you can be more democratic.
Homeschooled Farm Girl used only a small portion of the allotted space. Her paragraph was very concise:
I don't want to. I'm Republican.