Oh look its election time again.....
We respect, in general, a persons right to choose whom they fall in love with, whom they pray too and what they do in life that brings them happiness. It's an American ideal.
Are their outliers? Yes of course.
Do we as individuals enjoy every single shade of color in a rainbow? Or do we have some that we favor a bit more? BTW Theres nothing wrong with liking something, making choices or favoring an ideal or even a color in the rainbow. But if those choices involve forsaking all others, their ideals, their choices and being a 💩 to them about it....well that's a problem.
Politics can be beautiful and politics can be ugly.
It's the struggle to find common ground that takes work. Its listening to another viewpoint and focusing on commonalities that takes work. Sometimes the work is too hard, it just doesn't get done. Sometimes leaders just don't have the capacity to mend hearts. Sometimes its the people that don't have the heart to mend in the first place.
Democrats are Snowflakes? Really, I used to love seeing snowflakes through the window in late fall in our little mountain home. Transformative to the landscape. Nothing negative at all. Why would we choose to label a political interest as a "snowflake"?
If you believe the pundits Democrats apparently are all anti-police, anti-gun, anti-military, mostly socialists that want free everything for everyone, open the borders completely, big giant government and want to eliminate the wealthy and give that wealth to the poor impoverished non-working drug addicted people. But mostly want all drugs legalized. Loves wearing face coverings (COVID-19).
Really? Is that definition of the Democratic Party? Come on that is ridiculous.
Trumper / Trumpster? Because a person is a Republican? Republicans are apparently all racist, pro-gun, pro-closing the borders. Many are rednecks/hill billys in trucks and basically uneducated. Pro-police, pro-military, want smaller government, less laws, less government spending. Want great schools, just don't want to pay for them. Would never wear face coverings (COVID-19).
Is that what Republicans are? Doubtful.
Conservative, Liberal.....Green Party. Whatever......So many colors in a rainbow, I suspect we all are part of the same spectrum, but favor some of the colors a little more.
I am an American. Those groups you paint with a wide brush are also your fellow Americans.
I simply abhor labels. They can really diminish a persons potential at times. For many of us that are passionate about working with Special Olympics there's a word that brings our blood pressure up, no matter what setting and how it's said. I won't say the "r" word because to me its one of the most offensive words that can be applied to another human.
It's simply not a phrase I use or ever will. Special Olympians are brave, strong, inspiring human beings. Meeting, interacting with and calling many my friends has truly enriched my life. The 'r" is a label thrown by those that are morally unsound or mentally immature, your pick on which.
Speaking of suspect, thoughts on Chaka from Land of the Lost? Seriously I wasn't completely convinced that Chaka was completely legit......Sorry back to my point.
Other than political ideology you probably have many more things in common than you probably realize.
We love our families.
We all have or have had a mother and father most likely.
We miss those family and friends we've lost along life’s journey.
We want what's best for our kids, friends, communities and country.
We probably love our fellow man.
We get scared at times.
We sometimes cry.
We sometimes laugh.
We worry about bills and when our kids are off at school we worry about them and pray for their safety.
At one point we've probably all paid for a meal with coins.
At some point we all need help.
At some time in life, our heart will break.
My point is, Trumpster, reds, conservatives, Republicans, Snowflakes, Libs, Liberals, Democrats or whatever your calling your polar political opposite....labels suck. We are better than that.
We are human beings.
Most importantly we are Americans.
Thats a label I'm proud of.
God bless America 🇺🇸, love your fellow man.