Deep Thoughts for a Sunday

Today I want to talk about politics. Well, no, no I don’t, what I want to talk about is the way this country has become divided down party lines. When do we get to go back to being Americans instead of Democrats or Republicans? That is the real question. I am not here to debate politics or party lines, in fact I doubt the majority of you can guess which political party I belong to or which way I vote in any given election. I will tell you this; I am registered as one party and rarely vote it. I know what you are wondering, why not switch parties then, well, the reason being is I don’t vote party, I vote conscious. I listen to all sides, make an informed decision and vote for what is best for my family. That is all one can do.
What I am so very tired of hearing is oooohh look at me, I’m a Democrat, I am so liberal, I believe that everyone is equal, then that person turns around and puts down Republicans. That is not liberal thinking. Then you have the Republicans, oohh look at me, I’m a Republican, I am so conservative, but we are all created equal, then they put down anyone who does not agree with them. Craziness!
Where did all of the really good political debaters go? I remember my dad and I used to have the best debates, not fights mind you, real debates, a meeting of the minds, and an exchanging of ideas without the other getting angry and throwing insults. That time is gone; the era is over for scholarly debates. I hate being screamed at. I will not debate with a person who feels the need to put me and my beliefs down due to the fact they can’t come up with anything intelligent to say, I will not debate with the person who has not read all information, and yes that includes reading the other persons information. You have to have a clear understanding of both sides in any election.
My big thing is if you don’t vote, don’t complain. You have no right to say how anything is ran if you yourself did not have a say in the end result.
And people stop putting others down just because they think differently than you. Try and understand where they are coming from, it doesn’t mean you have to agree with them, it just means that you respect their right to believe that way.

5 Replies to “Deep Thoughts for a Sunday”

  1. I completely agree with the “if you dont vote, don’t cpmplain” I dont care if you have the most profound comment that has ever been said, No vote, no comment…

    Very good posting today…

  2. Not everyone has the right to vote, but yet they pay taxes which are being spent by politicians. Do they not have a right to complain how their money is being spent? For the “If you don’t vote, don’t complain” to be fair is to allow anyone who pays into the country to have the right to vote for the people who spend it.
    While people don’t want “parties”, the two big parties have set the system up in a way that keeps their monopoly on a 2 party system. They want to keep it that way, it keeps their grip on power. While there is technically two parties, they really aren’t. While they come out in public and put the other “side” down, as soon as they get off camera, they are all friends again. It’s a game where most sheep in the country totally believe and stay with their “party” because the other side is so evil.
    That’s why groups like the “Tea Party” are being demonized by certain people. They are out to disrupt the status quo of business as usual. They are not party affiliated. They openly come out against all sides.
    When you go into vote and can ask for the “Democrat ticket” or “Republican ticket” is crazy. Again, this is set up to keep the two party system. Unless there are major change, this will never change.

    I pay taxes, I can complain.

  3. While I wholeheartedly agree with The Tea Party’s right to protest, in fact, I totally support them protesting. Questioning our government is not only our right; it is our duty as Americans. What I disagree with are the people who show up with protest signs that are racist in nature. Protesting our government is nothing new, plenty of people took to the streets in protest of the Bush administration policies as well. An interesting note however is that 59% of the Tea Party participants are Republican and 89% are white. Perhaps a little diversity is in order? Get rid of the true hatemonger’s, and I admit there are a few, however, they are the ones getting the press coverage, and you will have a stronger reaction and possibly more participation from other groups.

  4. Please show me one sign that was from a true supporter of the Tea Party that was racist. Just one. Remember, their opponents have been told to infiltrate and make it look that way.

    Since there is no real data to support percentage of the make up of Tea Party supporters, I’d be shocked if it’s only at 59% of “Republicans”. I put it in quotes, as many who were once affiliated with that party no longer do because they feel their true values have been betrayed by the party. Now, if it came down to them or Democrats, they would still get the vote. I also doubt that number is that high, as I’d say the majority of them would count themselves as independents.

    Since the White House want to discredit the Tea Party, they have most of the media following in step, so it’s no wonder the tiny percentage of nuts are on the news. If you get a group of 100 people, there will always be a few crazy people. That has always been the way, that’s the way it will always be.

    As far as diversity, I don’t think the group put quotas on membership. Since the group don’t care what color or creed you are, it’s not a priority for them. They care about their message and what they stand for. That is more important than any worry about how diverse you are.

    The reason I pick out the Tea Party over most other groups, they stand for what they believe in, not for a political party. Most other groups have a party affiliation and stand in step with the party line. This group is different. They don’t care who’s President or who is in Congress.

  5. I love it! Another great post. I also agree that if you don’t even bother to vote why complain about the outcome. More people need to exercise that right that was fought for us to have.

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