Politics and Reason

I used to not care at all about politics or politicians. As I grew older, I realized that I should care much more about my lawmakers and their policies. Not only does it effect my life in the present, but future generations as well. This is arguably one of the most highly polarizing, contested, and gravitating election seasons, in my lifetime at least. People are standing strong in what they believe and aren't afraid to show it. Whether that is through protesting, attending their candidates rallies, petitioning, marching, yelling, debating, or posting something through social media. There seems to be a lot more involvement for people supporting their candidate. It's on the news 24/7, you can't hide from it no matter how hard you try. 

I know there is a sect of people who try not to get involved with politics. And that is their right. I'm not here to say whether they are wrong or right. But I do believe whatever decision people make about politics, that they make an informed decision. If you decide not to be involved, base it on facts. Do some research, don't be lazy and just ignore what is going on in the world. Ignoring something doesn't make it go away. If you don't find anyone you like or believe in, cool. But you've done your work. And if you do partake in voting and find a candidate you do support, I say the same to you. Research them, read about them, learn more than what Fox News or CNN tells you. dig a little deeper than surface level. Don't just blindly follow a certain party or candidate, make them EARN YOUR VOTE. They are public servants, they are here to serve the people. WE vote them in office and WE can vote them out. 

Obviously not everyone will agree on the same candidate. This election season is bringing out the ugly side of people, on both sides, Remember to one act like an Adult. We aren't children so lets not act like we are. Support your position but respect others for supporting theirs. Debate is welcome as long as people respect one another and listen to what each other are saying. Just because you yell the loudest doesn't make you right. Personal insults, derogatory terms, and fighting just make the divide wider. We are all more alike than we are different. 

Not trying to get preachy on you today, just had a few things on my mind brains I wanted to say. 

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