Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day 454 ~ Let's Have A Good Clean Fight

Last week the Republicans had the floor as they spoke at their National Convention... tearing down anything that our current President, Barrack Obama, has spoken of, touched upon or believed in.

This week... the Democrats have the floor at their National Convention.  Politicians and "special" people alike stand up in his, President Obama's defense, tearing down anything that Mitt Romney followers had to say.

Throughout the year we find many walks of life here in the United States on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to different sporting events... people yelling and cheering for their home teams... people easily putting down and shunning anyone who wears anything but their own colors.

We have gangs battling in low-income neighborhoods.  We even have foreign bullets coming across our borders.  

We man our airports and our borders all against foreign enemies.

We protect our homes, our properties and even our identities from enemies.

We protect our family and our children from harm and "the bad guy."

We go as far as praying in our churches as we worship for the safety of our land.

We need to protect our land... our United States.

Why is it that people who "we" elect to look out for our safety attack their opponents for wanting and or doing the same thing that they do but only a little different?

After all, don't both the Republicans and Democrats want the same thing?  A safe country, a successful country, a country we can all be proud of?

Then why do "some" parties have to get so ugly?  They act no better than bullies do.

What are we teaching our children?

Obama is a socialist!

Romney is a bully!

I know competition is {supposed to be} healthy... but do we have to display such "bullying" tactics? 

What are we teaching our children?

I guess this is what politics is about.  But does it have to be?

Having voted for both GOP and Democratic candidates in my life... having been both a  registered Republican, and a registered Democrat in my life... 

I have come to my own conclusions... I guess it is the rebel in me - wink, wink.

After hearing so many promises {over the years}... to realize they were only broken promises... so much flipping... so much flopping... so much... rhetoric... 

I march by my own drum-beat... I am making my own choices... I make my own decisions... 

I believe that actions speak louder than words... I believe in fighting fair... {and} being kind to one another!

What do ref's say before a fight?  

Let's have a good clean fight.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. ~ Ephesians 4:31-32 (NIV)
[here's to you finding your... ]


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... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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Michelle G said...

They really do like to sling dirt, don't they?

Anonymous said...

Awesome post Carla, it does get a little crazy at election time!

Mommys Juice said...

I couldn't agree more! Honestly I just can't wait for it to be over so the mud-slinging can stop.

Army of Moms said...

I really do wish that they would acknowledge the things they have in common once in a while.

Karen Dawkins said...

Living in NC, I can't say it's over. If I hear one more word about whether the dems should meet in the basketball arena or football stadium, I simply might scream! Thank goodness for DVR! :)

Shannon Milholland said...

The world would be a much better place if everyone listened more and talked less.

Jill said...

I am not looking forward to election season, it is not my favorite season... I agree with your Bible verse that we need to be kind and compassionate, and wish the politicians would do that too!

leigh said...

So true - they are being just like bullies :(