“We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don’t have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character. – Luke Scott
Being a 50s baby I am totally lost as what is going on today in America. I can remember when folks disagreed because of different opinions. It’s not something that just started. I don’t remember it getting as ugly (which caused me to write this) as folks are today to each other when their opinions differ. At the same time we didn’t have “social media” either.
Our opinions aren’t always going to be the same. That is why there is the left and the right. I am basically an in the middle kind of guy. I have never voted a straight ticket. I always look at the candidate and their views. Yes, your opinions are as different as night and day but you don’t have the right to threaten or bully each other The hostilities have got to cease and be replaced with some civility.
“Different people have different opinions, and it’s okay to respect all of them.” – Juan Pablo Galavis
The thing that bothers me most is the double standard of the left and the violence they are instigating. Left; the elections were almost 2 years ago and you still won’t accept defeat even after you screwed Sanders and gave the nomination to Clinton. Bernie would have beat Trump in my opinion even though you don’t think I am entitled to an opinion. Now you are looking for anything to blame the loss on. Right; obviously you didn’t understand why rural America got out and voted because you have done nothing. Don’t think you can’t be voted out. You have a lot of convincing to do in the next 2 years.
I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.” – Herbert H. Lehman
It seems that today in this country that the Main Stream News Media is doing their best to incite a riot and create a bigger divide in this country. I remember when news reporters read the news and didn’t give an opinion. The way it should be. Hollywood; shut the “F” up. The majority of you make me want to puke. Everyone says Trump is a joke and other countries are laughing at us because of it. Really? I guess you haven’t done anything to make other countries laugh at us. Nobody entertained us like Joe Biden but that was ok.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
You all can believe what you want and think I am crazy but America is circling the drain and we are standing back watching. First and foremost we are Americans not republicans or democrats. It is time to bury the hatchet and plug that drain. Do you think this group coming to the US from Honduras is just a coincidence?
Thanks for reading my blog. Not a popular subject and I tried to avoid even writing about it but with the events that have went on lately I felt compelled to write about it. I hope I didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. That isn’t my intention.
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3 thoughts on “Opinions, Everyone has One”
Well said my friend. Having never voted a straight party ticket, either, having voted for policies and prior records, I am with you on most of what you said. Almost Two (2) years since America voted, you’re right, we should be further along, but the ranting and verbal punch throwing continues. We shouldn’t be talking by parties, in my opinion too, we should be getting behind actionable issues. Doing something besides argue. If we were behind a proposition that lost, then find out what went wrong (wording, cost of program at expense of something else, too many issues buried in the back end, etc), improve what’s needed and campaign harder, building weak spots and try again….if that’s what ya want to do. I don’t know when it started, perhaps it’s always been there but media coverage or, social media blew up over it, but finger pointing, name calling, digging up and throwing stones, and more, have gotten, as it often it seems, out of control, from all sides. So much so I don’t know if there’s an intent to bring voters out to vote For something, as there appears to be for voting Against. We seem to be driving bigger and bigger wedges between parties and people… And that’s attributable to both parties. Your quote from Abraham Lincoln is so right on, as we appear to be a nation intent on destroying ourselves from within. Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail and actions will begin to put us all back on track…as akwaus, thanks for your posts.
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Well said. It SHOULD be Americans first and ALL other categorisations after that. Sex, religion, party affiliation – ‘American’ should come before all of that
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