And disheartened. And worried. Worried about this country, sure, but mostly worried about apathy, ignorance, and immaturity.
How hard is it to support your candidate without disrespecting the other?
We have weeks to go, and life in this country is challenging right now. Do we have to belittle each other over our beliefs?
Two separate people tonight I saw insulting the opposing candidate on Twitter and Facebook... not with facts, and certainly with no real understanding of the issues...they simply were saying ugly things about people who have dedicated their lives to serve our country in one capacity or another.
I don't care what you believe. Pro this, against that, I could care less. They are your beliefs, and you are entitled to them. But to feel good about your candidate, is it absolutely necessary to insult mine?
Maybe the best thing we can do right now, as Americans, is show the world we can run our "model democracy" with some level of maturity.
Good luck to your candidate. And good luck to mine.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
posthumous pointerTo laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson