Monday, November 22, 2010

NBM #22 Politics

   I am not one to discuss politics very often. I think it usually boils down to choosing the lesser of two evils. But I just saw a Facebook status that said "‎20% of Americans are considered to have mental illness. 20% are also considered to be liberal." Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I think it's the whole 2 party system that's dragging us down. People on both sides blindly follow what their party tells them is right. If we could ever have a nice blending of the two, we might get somewhere. For most politicians, if you align with a certain party, then you are pretty much locked into voting how the majority of that party votes. There are some that walk on both sides of the line, but they are rare and will never carry much clout with their party leaders. There's too much "us against them" attitude. How about voting for what the peole you represent want? Well unfortunately, it seems most common people like that "friend or foe", gotta vote how they tell me, mentallity. Two strict options just aren't enough. Just like how America was the "melting pot" of the world, taking all kinds of people and making a great nation, we should have a melting pot in politics and maybe we can get the best parts of both sides.

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