• Can’t We Americans Find Common Ground?

    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….

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    4 Responses to Can’t We Americans Find Common Ground?

    1. Mack Courtney says:

      Well Fredda first of all you are compareing apples to oranges when you use the word Democratic Party. Texas Rural Democrats are Apples and big city Democrats are oranges, The oranges have taken over The Democratic Party nationally and slid it down off the left roof. Our old timey Texas Democrats are about a football field to the right of those in control.

      Republicans are also like compareing Grapes to Strawberries We have one messed up system by having career politicians and allowing them to stay bellied up to the slop trough, and having judges overwrite the Constitution. We have only the choice nationally of two evils, except for Pore old Ron Paul. His foreign policy of “let’s not start all of these silly wars trying to make the world be like us” I don’t think you would like for another country to flyover and bomb the heck out of Comanche, would you? That should make them hate Americans… Hell-fire, let them kill and eat each other if that is what they want to do, I think we could have a big enough of a job just keeping them under control from breeching our borders. All we ever get, being the world’s police force, is to get is deeper in debt and a lot of young Americans killed and maimed! We have too much between the Atlantic and the Pacific to say grace over already.

      • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

        Apples, Oranges, Grapes, or Strawberries, we’d better find some issues on which we can agree and get to work or we are going to argue this country right on into the ground.

    2. Dennis Marken says:

      Samuel Adams: “If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Think old Adams figured out something we haven’t figured out???

    3. Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

      The thing we forget is that Sam and the rest were seen as total and complete radicals by the society of the day. He and his cronies believed strongly enough in what they were doing not to care.

      We’ve had it easy for so long most of us have become complacent. Sam’s group still realized the alternative; ours does not.

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