Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Unable to locate

A happy medium. Politically speaking I mean. Before, during, and after President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, I watched social media's status updates swing from one extreme to the other. Examples of pure hatred for the man, all the way to utter adoration. I love that this is a free country, with freedom of speech and choice. I believe this is a democracy, right?
1.Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives.
2.A political or social unit that has such a government.
3.The common people, considered as the primary source of political power.
4.Majority rule.
5.The principles of social equality and respect for the individual within a community.

I especially like number 5, although I think respect for the individual within a community seems to go missing at times.
I tend to avoid political discussions in social media, especially in an arena where there is no "win", just a breeding ground for argument.

An old saying goes "When you're arguing with a fool, make sure he isn't doing the same thing".
I like to couple that with; "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." Abraham Lincoln

Because trust me, I would definitely excel in removing all doubt. I'm not a political genius by any means.
I just find myself wishing that people of all political parties could band together at some kind of common ground where we want the same thing, without the harsh backlash.

Ah well. I've been called a bleeding heart liberal before. *gasp*

That was your first glimpse into my political world. It's small, and we won't stay here long, so much more to talk about!

I think for breakfast tomorrow we'll have what you choose. Its a democracy after all, right?

Sweet dreams,


Sage Thunderbolt said...

Nice post, and agreed that there shouldn't be separation as there was from the GOP at last nights state of the union address. There should be unity for all in efforts to DIG our economy out of the hell-hole it is in now.

Tiffany said...

LOL nice bio name yo. Well as you know, political discussions are not my forte, only because I dont like to speak unless I have all of the facts and can prepare an intelligent response when asked a question. But I wrote what I felt, just sayin...thanks for following

Sara said...

Exactly what I was thinking while watching - how can our country prosper if the powers that be can't get over themselves enough to fight for a common good? Divided we stand, united we fall, I'm just sayin'...

Tiffany said...

Thats what she said. (lol) =)