When it comes to Politics, its un deniable that sides are chosen. Like the old saying goes, there are two topics that should almost never be discussed, Religion and Politics.
Unfortunately, for those of us who like to talk and debate about Politics, it’s getting harder and harder to debate with people without getting one sided views. It’s also really sad to see that when some people do not agree with what you have to say, they succumb to calling people petty and profane names. Also, these people will say things that are sometimes proven wrong, only because “their party” said it was true. It seems that trying to have an intelligent debate with someone is like trying to explain ethics to a sociopath, check more details here.
I for one am getting sick and tired of this. A lot of the people, who complain that this country is divided, are the same people who are causing the division. I am not even going to blame the politicians on this one. Not to say they don’t have anything to do with it, but it’s our fault this is happening. Those politicians would not be in office if they were not voted in. This is not to say that the politicians are not to be held accountable for their actions, quite the contrary. They were voted in and they could be voted out by selecting someone else to take their place.
I really don’t get why people will only vote for someone because of their political affiliation. I am a conservative, but last presidential election I voted for Obama. I did not vote for him because I believed the hype of hope and change; not because he would be the first “black” President, but because he said he would bring our troops home within a year of taking office, close Gitmo and bring back fiscal responsibility to a country deep in debt. I am not trying to make this about the President, but I am trying to make a point that you shouldn’t just vote for someone just because they are part of the political party you belong to.
What I also do not like is when people will just vote for someone, even if they do not like them, because they are not the other guy. Too many times people are shut out of a race; be it by the media or even their own party because they do not toe the party line on everything. To better illustrate this, I give you Dr. Ron Paul. If more people stand up and say enough is enough we will win. With power by numbers at the voting booth, we can take this country back to where it needs to be. But it takes standing firm and not just doing what your “party” is telling you to do or how to vote.
To all the people who are citizens and legal residents of the United States that say “your President” or “your Governor”. Even if you did not vote for him or her, he/she is our President/Governor. Like it or not, that’s the way it works. It’s up to us to change it when it comes time to vote.