I agree wholeheartedly with what he had to say in his very timely post. As I read through the comments though, someone else had something very profound to say.
Audra Krell from Krellfish said, "One other point is for people to look inward. As we get closer to the election, people become desperate and do and say things that they normally wouldn’t. We should all do an emotional check and see if possibly, our fears and other emotions are coloring our words and actions a little too much."
So far, in most of our conversations - those on the opposite side of the political fence have been able to have civil conversations with me, even when we disagree. And then there have been those times where I just wanted to enjoy being with my friend and I've said, "let's not talk politics today, okay?"
This election seems to be more charged than any other that I remember, and I hope that some people are not forgetting that we are all Americans and in the end - we have to all figure out how to work together whether we are liberal, conservative, democrat, republican or some combination of all of these things.
So in these last 2 weeks before the election I urge you to:
- be informed and research everything - if a story seems biased, it probably is - so check the facts yourself
- feel free to be passionate without being nasty
- don't steal signs out of people's yards (I'd like mine back please!)
- respect the opinions of others, whether you agree or not
- Pray for our nation, its leaders - and whoever is destined to be our next President - we all have an uphill climb ahead of us.