If you watch tv, you know election day is soon approaching so this is my annual blog on politics. I don’t care for politics because it is so divisive, and fear based. The sad thing to me is how many Americans do not even question this, and make their voting decisions based on fear. Today we have a government by and for the politicians, corporations, and special interests. Both parties are equally corrupt, with good and bad candidates in each party. I dream of a day when we stop voting for someone because they identify as democrat or republican. How about voting for someone because:
- They have good character
- They treat everyone, even their opponent with dignity
- They refuse to engage in character assignations
- They refuse to use fear to motivate people to vote for them
- They refuse to use fear to influence you to not vote for their opponent
- They talk about what they are going to do rather than talking about everything their opponent is doing.
What is going to turn this country around is not more fear. And when we vote for politicians who propagate fear, we increase the amount of fear in the country. What is going to turn this country around is not a politician, do not look to them as a “savior” type person. What will turn this country toward a more positive direction is when each one of us as individuals choose to live from love, choose to do what is in the highest and best good for all, not just those who think and believe like us. To let go of our victim mentality, to stop seeing each other as an enemy and to realize we are all part of the human family. To treat each other with the same dignity and respect we want to receive. To stop shutting down someone who believes differently from you and instead, seek to understand them. To create a government by the people and for the people. How we vote determines how soon this government will manifest in our country.