Major players in the “game” of today’s politics remind me of a couple of 6-year-olds fighting over a toy. “It’s mine,” the first one screams. “No, it’s mine,” says the second one, and on and on they whine, pout, and practice for becoming bull-headed adults.
Bull-headed? Is that still a word? If it isn’t, it should be. It certainly was when I was a kid, and it still describes what I see around me in the world of politics today.
Anyway, my point is that our politicians, Democrats or Republicans alike, have become like those little children. They want what they want. And they DON’T want to discuss problems, and try to come to a reasonable solution. It has to be their way, or no way at all. Reason no longer seems to have no place in our government. What really counts is what your own particular party wants no matter what the truth might be.
Truth? What is truth? I don’t think the word truth is in the vocabulary of most Americans growing up in today’s world. Instead of seeking truth for ourselves and demanding it from our leaders, political affiliation seems to determine what we are supposed to believe.
If you call yourself a Democrat, you are expected to support abortion and gay rights, be for larger government, free health care, free foodstamps, and only vote for Democrats. If you are Republican, you are assumed to be a fundamentalist Christian; you must stand against abortion and homosexuality, and vote only for fellow Republicans.
Whatever happened to voting for the person best suited for the job in question? Do you go to a doctor you don’t trust just because he is married to your Aunt Bessie? Or do you suffer through lousy haircut after lousy haircut because the barber is the same race you are? And what if your pastor suddenly starts preaching stuff you know isn’t true? Do you stick around simply because he used to be a good preacher? Of course not.
Then why put up with politicians you once voted for because you believed that they would do a good job representing your district or state, but they have now succumbed to the greed and bribery so often seen in politics today?
When it comes time to vote for national leaders again in 2014 and in 2016, don’t just blindly vote the party line. Instead, stop to carefully consider the man or woman in question. Will they vote for the good of the country? If not, please don’t honor them with your vote, but find someone who has a servant’s heart–someone who will put our country, not his or her party, first.