posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:57 AM
All On The Same Side
Some of you may wonder why I have not been as vocal as I have been previously in regards to politics here at ATS. Or maybe not..
I am sure many of you attribute that to being selected as a Moderator and in some ways you would not be wrong, but if you recall I stepped back
somewhat prior to this for one very good reason.
I found myself in a conversation with another member in which I began to think less of that person because of their political views. Truly less of
I found myself talking to my wife about this, my sounding board as it were, and she made a truly classic statement that hit me like a ton of
“Don’t you think she wants what is best for the country just like you?”
In an instant my entire attitude changed in regards to the politics of the day because my wife was correct. Correct on so many levels…
While we may differ in what “we” think is best for this country; that is what we all really want; what is best.. All of us…
That kind of makes us on the same team doesn’t it?
Then we had the “Political Bickering” advisory and all of the actions we have seen on the board and to me at least, it is becoming more and more
clear that we need to stop fighting each other.
I know it has been said a million times these past few weeks, but folks, it really is about the issues and not the person. That person sitting across
from you, posting in favor of their candidate or party; truly wants what is best for this country just like you do and so deserves all the respect you
would require for yourself.
So let’s all have some fun and debates the issues until November and treat each other as team mates. With Respect.