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Our anger is unleashing monsters of which we should all be afraid

You know, it would be funny if it weren’t so critically serious.

There have always been people throughout history on the fringes with extreme and radical views. While their beginning intent may be honorable, they somehow lose sight of the actual goal. The allow themselves to get mired down in the anger of the argument and create stalemate instead of headway.

Fortunately, there were usually those who kept their eyes on the big picture. They realized that governing requires building relationships, being open minded, and learning how to pack the most from each position into a solution.

There are still those with their eyes wide open, working hard to maintain a land of liberty and justice for all.

monsterHowever, they are becoming harder and harder to hear as the screams, invectives, and literal inciting of mobs drown out all other sound.

The very people who are so angry at the government gridlock are also those who elect leaders with the directive: DO NOT COMPROMISE.

When a member of a political party does cross the aisle and work in a bipartisan manner, they are branded as “the absolute worst for completely betraying” the standard of no negotiating. Their death knell tolls and no one is willing to be seen associating with this traitor.

All the good that this elected official could do is snuffed out by a slammed and bolted door.

Like I said, it would be funny if it weren’t so true.

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Is nobody being happy the only recipe for everybody being happy?

We’ve all heard the saying “When Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” In fact, I would bet that most of us have said it at one time or another.mom2

Usually the listener will follow up with “That is SO true.”

And everyone has a good chuckle.

We just went through the midterm elections. Republicans are glowing in their historic wins. Democrats are saving face by focusing on how many republican seats are up for reelection in two years.

The truth is that whether you are a republican, democrat, independent, libertarian, or authoritarian what happened this week affects us all. Continue reading Is nobody being happy the only recipe for everybody being happy?