I try to stay away from politics

I try to stay away from politics

This is a hot topic this year and it leads to some heated discussions.  Even trying to remain (publicly) neutral isn’t safe, as someone with a strong opinion may take the neutral position as disagreeing with them.  I do have my thoughts on the topic and some people know them, but I try to stay out of the fray.  No sense alienating someone over a political difference, right?

I think there are some things we can all agree on.

ü  We should to be able to trust our President.

ü  We should have a balanced budget.

ü  Our elected officials should live by the same laws they expect us to live by.

All parties are trying to solve the same issues, but want to go about it in totally different ways.  I saw a couple of ads today about “Obama wants to balance the budget and Romney’s plan will increase it”… AND… “Romney wants to balance the budget and Obama’s plan will increase it.”  Come on now!  Both those statements can’t be right!

I was watching a video someone posted the other day and the interviewees (one for each party) were talking about a bill.  It was amazing to see how each side skewed “what this means” to their own benefit.  The same document had two completely different interpretations.

My best advice is to do your own research and come to your own conclusion.  This is an important election.  It determines if things will stay the same or if they will be changed.  If you like how things are going, then you’ll vote one way.  If you don’t like how things are, then you’ll vote another way.  I am very interested to see the outcome.

Before you cast your vote – be sure you are an informed voter!



2 Responses

  1. Pam,
    I’ve been reading the book, “Team of Rivals”. It’s interesting how the partisan press of the day took events and debates of the day such as the famous Lincoln & Douglas debates, and reported two entirely different conclusions about the same speeches and responses from the crowds. Nothing has changed except for the media platforms used to spread the vitriol and misinformation. An informed mind must show up with objectivity and willingness to learn and change.

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