I make it a rule to talk about politics or religion only when forced to. It never seems to lead to productive debate, only mindless arguing and occasional name calling. With that in mind, let the fray begin.
Democracy is the greatest political system ever devised by man. I will go toe-to-toe with anyone who disagrees with me on this point. However, election time depresses me every time it rolls out. It seems worse every four years when we elect a new “leader.” This country is teeming with intelligent, articulate, highly driven individuals. Does anyone want me to believe that our elected representatives are the best and brightest we have? Would you trust any of them to speak for you, your parents, or your child?
It doesn’t matter what side of the coin you are on. Don’t vote based on party lines, don’t believe the commercials, don’t trust the media. Research the candidate and their stance on the issues that are important to you. You should also check out the issues not important to you. There are usually more than two candidates for any critical office. Do not discount someone because you don’t hear his or her name every ten minutes on television.
I apologize for the interruption. Now, back to your regularly scheduled blog.