Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Politics, the Great American Rivalry

A great quote I just found from Pinkdome:

"Politics went from being about America to being like the SEC Football Season. It's all rivalries and who's going to the bowl game. There's no room for compromises and no one is trying to bring America together. "

Amen to that, seriously. Even the ones that try to compromise (the John McCain's for example) get railroaded. What's a middle-of-the-road voter to do when the far right and the far left have most of the country tricked into their, umm trickery?


At 15/11/05 2:40 PM, Anonymous Jay said...

I'm thinking of Lincoln's Gettysburg address: "...a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and dedicated can long endure."

There's still heavy shelling in that war today. The concept of a pluralistic society is ever under attack. Seems like it goes against the very nature of humanity. Can we live peacefully together with people who disagree strongly with us? Will they let us live together with them? Will they treat us as equals and honor the vision that founded this nation? I try to befriend people who hold opposing viewpoints when I can...on some small level to mend what the abrasion of living together wears apart.

At 16/11/05 6:59 AM, Blogger Brady said...

Very nice analysis, Jay!


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