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THEYLL HAVE TO STAY ON BOARD THE SHIP AT LEAST UNTIL TONIGHT.

THE SHIP AT LEAST UNTIL TONIGHT. >>> AS WE WAIT FOR THE IOWA

>>> AS WE WAIT FOR THE IOWA CAUCUS RESULTS, WE GET A LOCAL

CAUCUS RESULTS, WE GET A LOCAL LESSON ON POLITICS AND

LESSON ON POLITICS AND TEENAGERS.

TEENAGERS. WE FIRST MET A GROUP STUDENTS

WE FIRST MET A GROUP STUDENTS FROM DETROIT COUNTRY DAY FOUR

FROM DETROIT COUNTRY DAY FOUR YEARS AGO AS THEY TOOK A DEEP

YEARS AGO AS THEY TOOK A DEEP DIVE INTO PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS.

DIVE INTO PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS. NOW PAULA TUTMAN VISITS THEM

NOW PAULA TUTMAN VISITS THEM ONCE AGAIN AS A NEW ELECTION

ONCE AGAIN AS A NEW ELECTION CYCLE IS OFF AND RUNNING.

CYCLE IS OFF AND RUNNING. >> Paula: THESE KIDS WERE

>> Paula: THESE KIDS WERE ACTUALLY ASSIGNED A POLITICAL

ACTUALLY ASSIGNED A POLITICAL PARTY, WHETHER THEY AGREED WITH

PARTY, WHETHER THEY AGREED WITH IT OR NOT TO ARGUE THAT

IT OR NOT TO ARGUE THAT POLITICAL VIEW.

POLITICAL VIEW. TAKE A LOOK.

TAKE A LOOK. NOW TAKE A LOOK AT THEM NOW.

NOW TAKE A LOOK AT THEM NOW. ALSO HEAR HOW THEIR OPINIONS

ALSO HEAR HOW THEIR OPINIONS HAVE CHANGED FROM WHAT THEY WERE

HAVE CHANGED FROM WHAT THEY WERE ARGUING FOUR YEARS AGO.

ARGUING FOUR YEARS AGO. >> PROMOTE THE BEST AMONG LAW

>> PROMOTE THE BEST AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT.

ENFORCEMENT. >> Paula: MOST AGREED WITH THE

>> Paula: MOST AGREED WITH THE POLITICAL AFFILIATION.

POLITICAL AFFILIATION. AUBREY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY EVEN

AUBREY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY EVEN THOUGH HIS PARENTS ARE

THOUGH HIS PARENTS ARE REPUBLICAN.

REPUBLICAN. >> CUTTING THE BUSINESS TAX.

>> CUTTING THE BUSINESS TAX. >> Paula: AND NICK THE

>> Paula: AND NICK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

REPUBLICAN PARTY. >> TO MAKE SURE OUR ECONOMY

>> TO MAKE SURE OUR ECONOMY THRIVES.

THRIVES. >> Paula: AND ELLE.

>> Paula: AND ELLE. >> THE PROCESS OF PERFORMING A

>> THE PROCESS OF PERFORMING A BACKGROUND CHECK ON THOUSANDS OF

BACKGROUND CHECK ON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

PEOPLE. >> WE HAD TO DEBATE WHAT WE WERE

>> WE HAD TO DEBATE WHAT WE WERE GIVEN.

GIVEN. >> WHAT IF WE COULD STOP BAD

>> WHAT IF WE COULD STOP BAD PEOPLE FROM GETTING THE GUNS IN

PEOPLE FROM GETTING THE GUNS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

THE FIRST PLACE. >> I CRINGE AT THAT BECAUSE I

>> I CRINGE AT THAT BECAUSE I CAN MAKE SUCH A BETTER ARGUMENT.

CAN MAKE SUCH A BETTER ARGUMENT. >> Paula: WE WATCHED THEM WATCH

>> Paula: WE WATCHED THEM WATCH THEIR FOUR-YEARS-AGOSELVES.

THEIR FOUR-YEARS-AGOSELVES. >> WHAT IF THIS WAS US.

>> WHAT IF THIS WAS US. BUT I UNDERSTAND HOW THE

BUT I UNDERSTAND HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FEELS.

REPUBLICAN PARTY FEELS. >> Paula: WHOSE OPINIONS HAVE

>> Paula: WHOSE OPINIONS HAVE CHANGED?

CHANGED? >> Paula: TODAY, NICK SAID HE

>> Paula: TODAY, NICK SAID HE HAS NOT MOVED LEFT BUT HE IS

HAS NOT MOVED LEFT BUT HE IS LEFT-RIGHT.

LEFT-RIGHT. >> IN 7th GRADE, I WAS MORE

>> IN 7th GRADE, I WAS MORE STRICT ON IMMIGRATION BUT NOW I

STRICT ON IMMIGRATION BUT NOW I THINK WE CAN BE MORE LENIENT.

THINK WE CAN BE MORE LENIENT. >> Paula: ABI, MUCH LIKE NICK,

>> Paula: ABI, MUCH LIKE NICK, HAS MOVED MORE TO THE CENTER.

HAS MOVED MORE TO THE CENTER. >> AFTER I RESEARCHED IT AT

>> AFTER I RESEARCHED IT AT LOOKED WHERE SWITZERLAND HAS

LOOKED WHERE SWITZERLAND HAS SOME OF THE HIGH GUN OWNERSHIP

SOME OF THE HIGH GUN OWNERSHIP RATES AND ALMOST EVERY SINGLE

RATES AND ALMOST EVERY SINGLE PERSON THERE OWNS A GUN BUT ONE

PERSON THERE OWNS A GUN BUT ONE OF THE LOWEST HOMICIDE RATES FOR

OF THE LOWEST HOMICIDE RATES FOR FIREARMS.

FIREARMS. I STARTED TO REALIZE IT WASNT

I STARTED TO REALIZE IT WASNT PEOPLE HAVING GUNS THATS THE

PEOPLE HAVING GUNS THATS THE PROBLEM, THE PROBLEM WAS THE

PROBLEM, THE PROBLEM WAS THE WHOLE IDEA, THE CULTURE AROUND

WHOLE IDEA, THE CULTURE AROUND WEAPONS.

WEAPONS. >> Paula: ELLIS FEELS THERES A

>> Paula: ELLIS FEELS THERES A BETTER WAY TO TREAT IMMIGRANTS.

BETTER WAY TO TREAT IMMIGRANTS. >> THERES MORE COMPASSIONATE

>> THERES MORE COMPASSIONATE WAY THAN WHATS BEEN DONE.

WAY THAN WHATS BEEN DONE. >> Paula: TESS UNDERSTANDS AS A

>> Paula: TESS UNDERSTANDS AS A 15-YEAR-OLD, ISSUES ARE NOT

15-YEAR-OLD, ISSUES ARE NOT BLACK-AND-WHITE BUT HAVE MORE

BLACK-AND-WHITE BUT HAVE MORE COMPLEXITY.

COMPLEXITY. >> I USED TO SAY, LESS GUNS.

>> I USED TO SAY, LESS GUNS. BUT THERE ARE SO MANY FACETS,

BUT THERE ARE SO MANY FACETS, AND WERE TRYING TO MAKE GUNS

AND WERE TRYING TO MAKE GUNS SAFER AND STOP THINGS LIKE

SAFER AND STOP THINGS LIKE SCHOOL AND MASS SHOOTINGS.

SCHOOL AND MASS SHOOTINGS. >> Paula: BUT ONE THING REMAINED

>> Paula: BUT ONE THING REMAINED ABSOLUTELY UNCHANGED.

ABSOLUTELY UNCHANGED. >> WE CELEBRATE OUR DIFFERENCES

>> WE CELEBRATE OUR DIFFERENCES BUT WE CELEBRATE HOW CAN WE BE

BUT WE CELEBRATE HOW CAN WE BE FRIENDS AND GROW TOGETHER.

FRIENDS AND GROW TOGETHER. >> THERES A LOT THAT BRINGS US

>> THERES A LOT THAT BRINGS US TOGETHER.

TOGETHER. >> Paula: THEY ALL STILL VOTE

>> Paula: THEY ALL STILL VOTE YES ON FRIENDSHIP.

YES ON FRIENDSHIP. PAULA TUTMAN, LOCAL 4.

PAULA TUTMAN, LOCAL 4. >> Steve: AND THATS THE KEY AS

>> Steve: AND THATS THE KEY AS WE ENTER THIS POLITICAL SEASON.

WE ENTER THIS POLITICAL SEASON. THESE STUDENTS, UNLIKE MANY

THESE STUDENTS, UNLIKE MANY ADULTS, HAVE DECLARED THEY WILL

ADULTS, HAVE DECLARED THEY WILL NOT TAKE THE BAIT AND FIGHT OVER

NOT TAKE THE BAIT AND FIGHT OVER POLITICS AND WILL REMAIN FRIENDS

POLITICS AND WILL REMAIN FRIENDS NO MATTER WHAT THEIR POLITICAL

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