posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:24 PM
When I was a youngster (I still am) I asked my father a question about politics. "Why do we have to vote, isn't there a right answer for
everything?" After his laughing fit, he explained to me that there was not. "Austin, most Americans want the same things. We want to live happy
comfortable lives, ensure our neighbors can live comfortable lives, and make damn sure our children do better than we did, a lot of us adults just are
aren't sure of how to do that, it's why we disagree." During this election I have tried to remember what he said, that those who disagree with me
still have the best of intentions. I wish we would all start embracing that we all want to help this country, and quit the infighting. I am not
trying to suggest debate is not important, merely that we remember differences of opinion are what lead to this countries greatness. I think
Nietzsche said something like 'at the moment of agreeable thought the barrel of a pistol is for me.' I'll shut up now, just want people on both
sides to know that I am glad they are there, and that I think we can learn to disagree with a modicum of courtesy.
-One more thing while I am atop the soapbox, I have been very impressed with the civility on this forum. I think it shold be used as an example for
all the other forms I have visited.