Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Matter of Respect

This whole deal with the shootings in Arizona has stirred up a bunch of political foolishness. Truly, I wish the country could run without politics. But the alternative to a democracy is unthinkable. 

President Obama is our president. Regardless of what our political affiliations, Barack Obama is our president. The office of President of the United States of America demands respect. End of story. 

President = Respect

The worst thing a country can do is to become divided and verbally tear down the leader. If you don't like who won, make sure you vote next time and go a step further - volunteer to campaign for your chosen party. Make a difference. When was the last time you made a political contribution? Yet another way to make a difference.

If your candidate doesn't win, buck it up and get behind the winner. It's what you would expect of someone who voted for the other guy.

2 comments:

Molly N. said...

Agreed.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree! I don't care who won the position but they deserve respect! If you can't do that, feel free to check your citizenship in at the border and find another country to live in....there are plenty waiting for the opportunity to become an American!

Sheri