I am fortunate to have raised 3 sons who are very conservative, critical thinkers and my Grandchildren including 3 adults, 2 teens and a pre-teen all have strong conservative values. The 3 adult grandchildren resisted attempts of leftist peers and professors to brainwash them while in colleges. Therefore, I didn’t have to face a situation like this.
However, if I did, the first thing I would have told son was if that’s the way you want to play your mind games, then OK, consider yourself totally cut out of my Will (and I’ll bet this is what happened along with a lot of negative blowback mentioned which forced the son to do some critical thinking and apologize). But that’s just me – others may think differently.
This kind of nonsense is going on between close relatives for sure but caving into blackmail should never be the answer in my opinion!
Man Demands Parents Choose Between Trump Signs in Their Yard and Seeing Their Grandkids. It Spectacularly Backfires — and Now He’s Sorry.
Writer Leo Guinan went viral after sharing a personal, anti-Trump anecdote Friday on Medium, revealing that he told his mother and father that they would have to choose between having a Trump 2020 sign in their front yard and seeing their son and grandchildren.
The original article, titled, “Today I Gave My Dad A Choice: Trump or His Grandkids and His Son,” Guinan revealed that his father had the audacity to place a pro-Trump sign in his front yard.
Guinan was apparently so upset and offended that he told his father that he would not be visiting with his children until he removed the offending sign from the property.
Guinan, who said he was “really pissed” over the move, said he sent his father and mother a text message.
“Hands shaking, tears in eyes. This is what it said,” he wrote. “Due to the signs in the yard, the kids and I will not be down. The current occupant of the White House is preaching hate and violence, endangering the lives and safety of many of my friends. This is not acceptable to me at all. There is a complete disregard for women, minorities, science, ethics, and morality. Please consider if you support Trump that much. Because I hate him that much. I wanted to be upfront and honest about my feelings.”
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Just days later, Guinan admitted that he might have acted irrationally in trying to hold his family hostage over their political differences.
In a follow-up post titled, “How To Fail At Everything,” Guinan said he wanted to “go viral” his apology to his father.
“I took an emotional moment in my life and framed it in a specific way because I wanted to trigger a response,” he wrote.
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