Some things never change
Let\’s face it – EVERYONE HAS AN AGENDA! It is up to us, (not the news media, or your favorite commentator) to find out what it is. The internet has made people lazy. They just take the words of Rachel Maddow or Sean Hannity as gospel truth. We unplugged from cable 7 years ago. The best thing we ever did. I no longer watch any cable news or follow any popular commenter and yes, we did go through a bit of withdrawal. It\’s is especially hard when something major happens –
Now days so many of my friends and family seem to spout forth their favorite and popular political ideology and agenda of someone else without taking the time to actually research on their own if they really believe and trust that person\’s word. Now it\’s \”My-Way-or-the-Highway\” types of discussions, tweets, and Facebook posts. People are more afraid of not being liked than to stand up and have a slightly different opinion – I mean come on, now, we all can\’t believe in exactly the same things? I may agree with someone but there are always a few things I disagree with. Or is that just me? I have always been my own person. Even within my own family and friends, I will disagree with them and most of the time, they get mad. I believe there are many of your friends and family who may \”agree\” with you in person but who hold a totally different opinion than you think. And in the voting box! You\’ll never know…
I have certain issues that are my top causes. Let\’s call it my A-List. The rest, while important might have to take a backseat to that list. So why would I vote for someone who doesn\’t hold to what I believe is essential to me and doesn\’t even make my top 10 on my A list of causes? Sure the other party may have an issue I agree with but does it make my A list?
Then I look at the politician. I do my own homework. I try not to let personality get in the way of my causes. That\’s HARD! Because deep down, I don\’t care for any politician nor do I trust them. I am not a bandwagoner with any politician. So here you are, you\’re dealing with someone, you wouldn\’t care to ever sit down and have a cup of coffee, but he comes alongside your core beliefs. Dang, there you go, you\’re sitting down and having a cup of coffee with him. That\’s politics folks. Maybe one could call that \”compromising.\” or wasting your vote. I would think to compromise would be to vote for a party that I mostly don\’t agree with, thus compromising my own core issues. Nope can\’t do that. I can never understand why someone from party A says to someone in Party B, \”Why won\’t you vote for Candidate C? BECAUSE we have a different political ideology. What\’s so hard to understand? We\’re all different.
Honestly, nowadays, I think people are looking for a Savior! Sorry but not sorry, that took place 2000+ years ago. There is no man or woman alive, that can make everyone happy and live in peace; except One.
I was thinking about past elections – I haven\’t been excited about a Presidential election in years. It always seems we are never voting for our best. For many years, we seem to always be voting for lesser of 2 evils. Granted, sometimes those in office will rise to the occasion or others will falter. No wonder we have the issues going on in our country! No one good will run anymore. It\’s like we get the political \”leftovers\” or misfits!
We need term limits – we have too many old people in Congress and the Senate. By them still sitting in their seats, it keeps younger fresh people with new ideas from holding office. We really have to do something about our political gene pool.