Saturday, January 21, 2012

Something To Consider, feel free to comment

All the talk and vitriol displayed about ever single thing from the Keystone pipeline project, deciding who is going to challenge President Obama in the next election, who gets HOT funds and who doesn’t, re-districting, recycling, green energy, climate change, pro-life/pro- choice, Catholic, Christian, Mormon or nothing at all, racism or is it not?, section 8, food stamps, illegal aliens and immigration, gay marriage, Republican- Democrat- Libertarian or any other “cause”, all the way down to should the county of Victoria ban signs that have a X on them, they have one thing in common.

Every one of the above has been made a political issue.

If I can ask a simple question… Why?

People of every culture, nation and belief have a different idea of what is right and what is not right, even within every culture, nation or belief system some agree, some disagree.

By making the issues in the first paragraph political, depending on a election, coup or popular revolt, takes away some portion of the affected “Peoples” choice.

After all, governments don’t live together, people do.


  1. Legion357

    I don.t know the answer for your question but I will state my opinion. I am guilty of participating or advancing  about 95% of  the issues that were turned into political subjects. Whenever the government makes a decision, it automatically becomes a political issue,some are discussed ,some are not.

    The last personal blog I posted 'was a rebuttal to another blog that was posted at the VA about Keystone. The headline of that blog made it political,so my answer followed suite.

    I have a different view about government,I don't consider it a separate entity,I still think it's "We the people,for the people, and of the people" and I have stated several times that government has a role to play and the battle is always about how much.

    Several posters I've had discussions with,normally skip my obvious bias and go to the subject I want to debate' like economics,foreign policy,health care or anything else that has generally been accepted as political discourse.

    I don't know what you meant by "People's Choice" unless you meant,leave room of those who are not political, have a say in a discussion.

    We are divided and that's human nature but I think I know the nature of your question.
    For instance,NPR's decision to fire Juan Williams was political because of what he said and the two networks involved. That had nothing to do with government until Juan Williams stated his personal opinion on racial profiling.

    I probably am off base but I gave it a shot.

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  3. I deleted your second comment because it was the same as the first.

    In this day and age, when EVERYTHING becomes political, I can't disagree with your post.

    In all honesty,I was tired of seeing how long it had been since I posted something. So, while watching a bunch of Clint Eastwood movies and remembering all the pissing matches over topics on the VicAd, Chief Dan George character made the "Governments don't live together, people do." line in The Outlaw Josie Wales.

    In a way, it seemed to fit with Reps and Dem taking different stands on issues and arguing about them.

  4. (I had a hard time getting here. Something wouldn't let me get to tthe comment section until today.)

    I agree in part with Mike that it should be "We, the people...", but unfortunately we don't always FEEL like that is how we are being represented. These things get politicized because folks are tired of feeling like they are not being heard, that they are being lied to and that sometimes the effort to participate is too much. "We, the people" want to know we matter. So we express our opinion and we get louder and louder until we think we are being heard.

    There is nothing wrong with this attitude. It is what has carried us this far. What is lacking, at times, on different levels of government, are the leaders who show us that we can come together in compromise and agreement. Butting heads for the sake of butting heads gets us nowhere.