Makes One Think… (via Scriptor Obscura)
I’ve been thinking about politics lately, and how my tendency seems to be to try to avoid much of the debate. Mostly because I *hate* the mudslinging and the overall tone of political rhetoric, how it has become such a fixture in our culture.
I know I’m not alone in this.
However, I also know that it’s my responsibility to be tuned in and educated about what’s going on. Not to the point that I’m inundated by the 24/7 fanaticism of our news media, but I need to stop hiding under my self-constructed “rock”. I want to stop being fed up with what I’m hearing, and I want to seek out the truth of what’s really going on.
So I’m starting today. I want to know what’s going on in our country. MY country. I want to know the truth–att least, as much of it as I can find. And I want to know that as it pertains to things that matter, I’m standing up and making a difference. Making my voice heard.
I read the following blog post yesterday (actually, my dad posted a similar entry in November of last year) and I decided that I really wanted to repost it here. So with permission from the original author, here it is:
via Scriptor Obscura