I recently read an article that really brought to light a great issue. The article spoke of the American people who, not only didn’t support their President but, downright disrespected him and in so doing hurt ourselves.
I whole heartedly agree that whoever we vote into office deserves our support. These are the principles on which our nation was founded. We vote, and then we come together as a nation to support our President and, together, make progress.
The red vs blue actions of both major parties have brought this out in the American public. And it doesn’t matter one bit who started it. These are our leaders. They should be held to higher standards.
But they are human. They are imperfect.
It seems that there is some fear in both major parties that if one party gives any ground, the other will see all of their goals get washed down the drain. With the current way things are going, that’s mostly the case.
With all of the insults that have been thrown at OUR President, I’ve been absolutely 100% proud at how respectful and restrained President Obama has been. It takes a man of great strength to intelligently deflect the scorn he has received throughout his presidency.
The parties need to perpetuating childish fighting and start working together.
The fear of not accomplishing goals isn’t even a good reason to not get behind the president. Think about it; either we’re in this stale mate where both sides don’t accomplish anything (keeping rep/dem goals balanced) or ALL parties could rally behind the President and both sides could accomplish their goals each term (still keeping rep/dem goals balanced).
While the “stale mate” serves to divide our country, the second gives our nation progress and brings us together through discussion, compromise and working together.
In people, decisions like this come about because of fear and towing a party line. Both parties are afraid they won’t be heard. Both parties are suffering due to the greed of the other party when they tow the line and all vote together on issues.
This sort of thing exists because there is too little diversity of ideas in the two houses. With more diversity of ideas, we wouldn’t see two distinct sides with the odd swing vote. With more diversity in ideas, we would see many sides to an issue and come up with better solutions.
The problem with this is that the majority of people who get excited about government these days are either one of the two majorities. We need more people that ride the line. We need to free ourselves of the oppressive one-sided thinking that is our current situation.
We wield the power of change. We can make a difference. We need to speak up for cooperation and working together.