Friday, October 26, 2012

Someone Stop Me. I'm Getting Political Again.

I just spent an hour on a political post.

I think I won't post it.

Here it is in a nutshell:

I'm still kind of undecided about my presidential vote.

I don't like it when people assume that I'm stupid or uninformed or a socialist because I'm not conservative.

I don't like it that people malign our President because he has different political views than they do.

I think Governor Romney is a basically good man. I think President Obama is a basically good man. (I don't think they are always well-behaved: witness the debacle that was Debate #2.)

Be nice. Be civil. Have discussions about the principles behind your beliefs. Have a respectful conversation with someone who has a different opinion. Learn about that opinion. Find common ground.

Vote. Vote thoughtfully. Vote carefully. Vote rationally.

And when you vote, please don't assume that someone who votes for someone else is the enemy. There's really only one enemy, and that's the one who loves it when we fall into hatred, distrust, and contention. Don't play into his hands.