Skip to comments.Now is the Time to Start Following Politics
Posted on 11/01/2012 2:06:00 AM PDT by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
At the time of this article, we have less than a week before we decide to continue our current path as a nation, or choose a different one. In America, there are many people who simply do not follow politics, and as such, those people are left with an epic struggle of responsibly choosing their next candidate. Their struggle is mired in choosing their candidate based on what the media says, what campaign ads say, and who their friends and family are voting for. Yet, apart from the noise of these overwhelming influences is a very real and very harsh reality. That reality is the state of this country, what policies led us to this point, and what will happen in the next 4 years should these current policies continue.
One of the things I see all too often is peoples deciding to vote for the leader of their choice either because of their personal favorability towards the person (without knowing anything about how the government works or how his policies help or hurt the situations he is given), or because that leaders policies make sense, and complement in a constructive fashion, the mechanics of how businesses work, where we the people and our predetermined goals factor in, and how government complements or constricts the efficiency and effectiveness of those mechanical functions. What deciphers between the Obama and Romney brands are how they are manufactured.
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It was time to start following politics a long time ago. What I found out was that the only people who don’t want to discuss politics, citing the ‘inappropriateness’ of it, are Obama’s people. Whether at a local sports bar or family gathering (the former moreso than the latter), only fellow conservatives and Republicans seem to understand that political discussion hasn’t been so appropriate and relevant in a long, long time. Good old fashioned comparing of notes, opinions and visions for the future are bothersome to those who would disagree with those opinions.
My guess is that they’d rather not participate in or even overhear discussions about current events because if they do get drawn in, they run the risk of revealing their own preferences and possibly their lack of political astuteness.
For those who would carry on in these situations, be prepared to be shut down by unseen forces working in the background to have this kind of freedom of speech curtailed and possibly banned from the premises by asking you to leave.
The closer we have come to this Republican win, the more certain birds seem to flocking together but don’t let that stop you.
With all that is at stake here, it can’t be inappropriate to share your thoughts on the matter in public while enjoying an adult beverage with your fellow Americans no matter who is within earshot as long as you’re not openly intimidating others. However, since we live in an imperfect world, some people will take what is being said as a personal attack on their self-esteem or “privacy” even when in a public setting.
When the American Revolution was at hand, such talk in such places was the norm but today it’s as though the patriots are the outsiders while ‘loyalists’ pretend to represent the status quo, which WE all know is far from the truth.
So go ahead and shoot your shot, wave that flag, give your two cents and let the chips fall where they may because in the end...WE win.
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