Thursday, October 30, 2008
This is going to be my last post of a political nature and it has nothing to do with who running for the highest office in the land. It is more focused on those of us who are burdened with the responsibility of choosing a leader in the midst of a highly uncertain time. The right to vote is one of immense responsibility, one that is not to be taken lightly. As Americans we must weigh the pros and cons of each candidate and choose whom you think would be the best candidate. You do not however mock or belittle someone else or make assumptions as to why they are voting for a candidate. Also, we can not, absolutely can not believe everything we see on television or read on the internet. Obama is not an Islamic terrorist, John McCain does not have an illegitimate black child in South Carolina, Sarah Palin did not hide her daughter's first pregnancy by saying it was her. All lies perpetrated by fanatics, not just from the right but from the left as well. I am voting for Obama, I have many friends voting for McCain, it doesn't make either one of us better people. We all come from different backgrounds, have different personalities, so natrually our outlook on things are going to differ. Is it right to hold up stuffed monkeys with Obama shirts? No. Is it right to hang Sarah Palin in effigy? No. These actions divide more than anything the candidates themselves could ever do. McCain is an experienced senator who can never be repaid for all he has given his country. Obama is a transcendent voice and his community service record should be commended not insulted. America, whoever wins, we must all get behind this leader and do what is best for the nation. Vote, but don't belittle and berate those who have a difference of opinion.