Joan Conrad’s government class of Mississippi Valley Christian School juniors and seniors recently visited the state capital.
Joan Conrad’s government class of Mississippi Valley Christian School juniors and seniors encountered memorable events during their recent trip to Springfield.
After a morning tour of the Governor’s Mansion and the Old Capitol, they met with the Rev. Bob Vanden Bosch of Concerned Christian Americans in the new Capitol building, gaining a firsthand view of lobbying. They also experienced a major and vocal demonstration in the capitol’s rotunda.
During an unexpected visit to the governor’s office suite, they saw how well the 1888 building was being kept up, even visiting the newly renovated west wing where floors had been lowered 18 inches.
Sen. William Haine’s (D-Alton) office again proved to be a learning, inspiring experience. Conversing with the senator, he explained why he was not for the fair tax. When asked what drives him to make decisions, Haine answered with words he has before said to the students: “Determine what guides your life, and go with it. Always set and be guided by your moral compass.”