You have an opinion. Great. Most people do. However, too many people form their opinions based only on what they hear in the news/ads, from ill-informed friends and neighbors. But if that’s all you do, you’re a fool.
I don’t debate politics because I simply don’t know enough about the issues to have a meaningful conversation/discussion. But here’s my take. Lots of folks know very little beyond the buzzwords and tap-dancing rhetoric we’re lulled into
excepting accepting. The mechanisms that make up modern politics are broken, held together with sticky red tape and pejorative venom.
The way I see it, the red and blue of American politics has gotten too black & white. Hate for the other side is vicious and counterproductive. We’re becoming more and more divided with each voting season. If you get upset/angry/disrespectful because someone doesn’t share your opinion, that’s not democracy. Defend your opinion with information not cheap shots. Passive-aggressive behavior, especially in social media, only fuels irrational thinking and emotionally heavy dissidence. Either learn more about what’s going on (not just in Wisconsin) or shut up. Thank you.
Right now, the nation is focused on Wisconsin. This recall election will be the ignition point for what should be a chaotic shift in American politics. America won’t be the same after today. Wear a helmet.