The presidential election of 2012 was a monumental event, to say the least. Emotions ran high, and voices were heard everywhere an ear could hear. Not all was good news I'm afraid.
No matter what side of the podium you were standing on, there was anger! I find it interesting that with as many people are in this great country, very few can see eye to eye. This is disheartening to me. Facebook has been a total battle zone for the last few months. People are unfriending and blocking their own family members! Friends that once sat together in church, find themselves either on opposite pews, or in different churches now. I even know of a family that demanded their children no longer associate with one another, even though they have been best friends for 16 years. This is the kind of foolishness that comes from closed mindedness.
Everyone can't be right! It is truly possible that everyone is right to a certain degree about certain things, just not everyone on the same issues. Sure we all want to be right. We all want everyone to understand our reasoning behind the way we think, and when they don't see our point, we tend to get frustrated, then aggravated, then mad. I'm here to tell you all, calm down! It's not going to make a flipping bit of difference if you get mad at someone for not agreeing with you. What it is going to accomplish is putting a wedge right down the middle of an already broken country. We need to a country united, not separated by anger and hatred.
I'm not really sure why people can't just get together, parties aside (perhaps do away with political affiliation altogether), and discuss what is best for our country. I think that both sides have something good to offer, so why not combine the ideas. Here's an even better idea, why not have one from each party run together. A Conservative President and a Liberal Vice President? Or the other way around. A meeting of the minds!
No matter what your views are regarding politics, remember that friendships are very important to our very soul. Do not banish your friends from your life simply because you do not agree in politics. Everything will work out, I promise. If your candidate didn't get elected, the other guy only stays in office for 4 years, then you get another shot at it. I think if the other guy is doing a poor job, surely people will notice after 8 years if 4 weren't enough. And even if they don't notice, he can't serve more than 8 years. Yes, I realize thats enough time to do serious damage, but we, as a country, have survived this long, I think we can handle 4 more years of a president that some feel is less than adequate.
Love one another and hold each other's opinion in highest regard. You don't have to agree with them, just understand that people are all different, and everyone is entitled to their opinion. Stop being hateful to people that you love. It's not worth it in the end. Loving one another and standing united no matter what you believe, that's whats important today.