Okay, I’ll just go ahead and admit it right here in the first sentence that some of you are not going to like this article, at least that has been my experience. However, I have a very serious question that has yet to receive an answer I can live with: Why can’t the people whom we elect to political office EVER find common ground and start their work there?
Maybe an even larger question is why we as citizens of the greatest country in the world can’t do the same thing and yet, if we watch the infighting that occurs between normal, everyday citizens, it seems that there is apparently no way for this to happen and I’m lost as to why.
It seems so simple to me as long as we put the A before the D and the R, doesn’t it to you?
Let me give you an example. Rickey and I tend to vote for the Republican candidate in many elections; however, we both certainly vote with the D’s as well because we truly try to vote for the person and not the party. I actually am much more Libertarian than anything else since I think we have way too much government in our lives today; I just don’t usually have a viable candidate for whom to vote.
Our mayor here in Comanche, Texas, Ronnie Clifton, tends to vote on the D side of the ticket more than we do, and yet we are all great friends, and politically we can find a lot of common ground because we all want what is best for the town. In fact, just recently I heard Ronnie make a comment about trying to improve the town of Comanche “without breaking the bank.” Common ground, right?
So….my point is that if the politicians would stop the silly bickering over EVERY SINGLE little thing, and start with projects where there has to be common ground, we might actually begin to get something for the money we pay these folks. And even crazier than that, once they actually accomplish something together, they just might forget a few differences and continue working together.
At least it seems to my weak mind that it is certainlyworth a try….