Oh, politics. To get straight to it, here's my beef (in a round about way. Don't worry I'll get there): there are differing views in our country. That is why we have more than one political party. One is not "right" and one is not "wrong" they are just different in their views. (that being said, some of the things they do are right and wrong, but both parties will eventually cancel each other out if you kept a tally). The thing is, why have people turned politics into their religion? People talk about it like their eternity rests in their vote. Its an important decision, but come on! As election year draws close, obviously there will be more political talk. My request is this: read...think critically...be polite! Thats it!
I read an article in a recognized news magazine where they criticized a candidate for wearing cargo pants, posing for pictures, and trying to get good press. The article suggested that every press person there "rolled their eyes." Really? Are the press now high school cyber bullies? Are they going to comment on her weight next? It was disheartening and more than a little frustrating. The other side of the press battle is no better. According to the next article the "other guys" are all terrorists who want to bankrupt the country, and buy your guns now because that right will soon be taken away.
The worst part of it is Facebook. Because now the informed and uninformed alike can plaster whatever rhetoric whatever side is spewing for all to see. I know its just Facebook, but it makes life...not so much uncomfortable, but unnerving. Is that the same thing? Don't get me wrong, I like the fact that I get to hear other opinions. I love having conversations that make me think. As long as the other person can listen as well as they speak.
I guess my request is, if you are going to put it out there, please make sure you are willing to stand behind it. Don't just throw it out there because its "sensational" or "this just in". Please, for the rest of us, read the article first. Think about what it is saying, not just what you agree with. And when in doubt, be polite! I promise, there will be republicans AND democrats in heaven!
PS-I would firmly place myself in the "uninformed" column.