At least here in
where our senior senator is running for re-election next year and has a primary
opponent the mud slinging has already started. For the next twelve months we
are in for a lot of political punishing criticizing from both Republicans and
Democrats. Both sides will spend millions on ads telling us how bad the other
side will be if elected. It really won’t make any difference as both parties
are so corrupt that they are bought and paid for and often by the same people.
Friedrich Nietzeche wrote, “Let us stop thinking so much about punishing, criticizing, and improving others. Instead, let us rather raise ourselves that much higher. Let us color our own example with ever more vividness.”
Where are the statesmen who can lead by positive example and provide our country with vision and pride? All we seem to have now are politicians who seek only re-election term after term. I think it is our own fault as we keep re-electing them to office all the while wondering why the other states keep voting for their crooked politicians.
What can we do? One of the things I have been doing for years is to seek out the positive statements and double and triple fact check all the negative statements. It is unfortunate that most of us blindly accept what our “guy” says as truth and condemn the other side as lies. I usually start with the idea that both may be lying and check it out. I often wind up voting third party in protest.
I am praying for