September 6, 2012

Picking Sides

I fear for my kids futures, I really do.

I'm reminded every four years about the problems we face in this country. The problems we face being politicians that seemingly never actually do anything. Politicians that constantly bicker and blame each other over the failures in this country.  The only thing in the way of making where we live better than it is today, is the elected officials we put into office to help guide us there.

I don't know who to vote for, I really don't.

We have one flag, not two
I don't know who I would tell my kids to vote for, because the only issues they seem to care about are Pokemon and Legos.  It's a pretty simple life, one that we all stray from far too often.  We as parents need to look at the big picture and make sure we are leaving this world in a better place for our kids.  Sadly I am not so sure that we are.

Why do we have to pick sides in this whole thing?

If I am for lowering taxes, I am considered a Republican.  However, if I also told you that I was pro choice that makes me a Democrat? How the hell am I supposed to make a decision based on the two parties involved? Honestly I am not a huge fan of either.  Each tries to dangle half truths in front of us and we are supposed to try and figure out who is telling the least amount of lies. They try and persuade us by spending millions and millions of dollars, often times whoever has the most money wins.

It shouldn't be that way.

I don't think that the Founding Fathers had this in mind when they set this whole thing up.  It was based on compromise, not partisanship.  Isn't that why we have two houses of Congress in the first place? The sad thing is that it has split this country in two.  Either you are lumped in with the right wing religious fanatics (not my choice of words) or you are a devout socialist.  There is no in between because we are not given that choice.  I would argue that more people lie somewhere in the middle, but for some stupid reason we have to pick sides.

What side would I tell my kids to pick?  Pick Legos over Pokemon any day of the week.

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?



  1. I'm totally agree. My opinions swing from one to the other and listening to the pundits spin everything into paranormal realities, I'm jaded and exhausted. Sure wish there were more options. Appreciate your diplomatic approach to this otherwise volatile topic.

  2. I love it. I love the rock throwing. The ugly campaigns. It is great material for the social networks. 100yrs ago campaigns were a thousand times worse. In the early days of our gov't a senator beat another one almost to death with his cane. The Founding Fathers saw it fit not to include women or blacks into the voting process. Only white land owners. Guys with money. Sort of like today.

  3. It makes for great theater... But we don't need theater. It makes me realize that it's been downhill since the Constituion Was signed.

  4. Everyone is like that. We'll listen to analysts break down a speech, more than we will the speech. It's like we want to be told what to think, and that there are only two completely different views of how this thing should run.

  5. Oh, we are definitely a Lego family here. We come from a long line of Lego people.