Today on Facebook someone I like posted the following: “Obama has to go. His agenda is to ruin this country.”
I unfriended her within seconds, and here’s why: neither the Democrats nor the Republicans want to “ruin” the nation. You have to be pretty small-minded to think such dogmatic, robotic thoughts.
I’ve talked about this before, but I think it deserves further mention. I am very liberal. I think the Republicans, and many of the Democrats, are seriously misguided in their thinking. I thought George W. Bush was a very poor president, and not a very bright guy. Still, at no point did I think he or the Republicans wanted to ruin our country.
I think we all want America to be great. I think we all want to be happy and free. The difference between Obama and Bush, between Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, between liberal and conservative, is simply that we have very different ideas about how to get it done.
So if you start spouting off about how the other side wants to “ruin” the country, I beg you to reconsider. And until you can break free of your angry flag-waving and name-calling, I won’t be adding you as a friend or approving your comments.