Jaclyn is visiting her sister and the recent addition to her family. That means that I am responsible for keeping the kids alive for a couple of days, so far so good. We spent time at my parent’s house over the Thanksgiving holiday, we had a wonderful dinner and a very relaxing time. A highlight for me was visiting the Mad Princess Brewing Company with my father and we sampled their flight and each beer was smooth and enjoyable (like me!).
I wanted to inject a little sanity in this crazy mess this country is in right now. I am not scared about this country, because I know we have so many wonderful people living here in America, but I am worried about how mad each side is with the other. People chanted that Hilary needed to be locked up and folks on the other side call Donald a racist rapist.
I think we should all take a step back, take a deep breath, and think about the ISSUES that are important to us. Perhaps it is bringing back jobs to rural America, perhaps it is women’s health issues, maybe you really want America to be safe from terrorist attacks and you feel like we need to improve border security. If you talk about any of the above items, democrats and republicans can talk with each other in a very productive manner. The key is to not let the issue become about a person, the ISSUES are bigger than a single person. If you are worried about Americans having access to large magazine high powered rifles, that requires a movement, it requires representatives, senators, local politicians, a social media movement, funding, courts, and perhaps a president.
Stay on the issues America and remember what Eleanor Roosevelt once said:
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”