Sunday Thoughts

Ordinarily I’m at church on a Sunday morning, but today I woke up late thanks to being totally exhausted from readying and having a garage sale yesterday. I joined the hubby in watching Meet the Press which for me wasn’t the best way to start the day.

Quite honestly, I’ve all but quit paying attention to the news because there appears to be little or no objectivity. Based on what I hear and read I can’t help but think that somewhere we’ve gone wrong for there to be such a divide among people.

Today on Meet the Press the mayor of New York criticized Amazon for reneging on the deal offered it to open a distribution center in Queens. Wasn’t the deal one created by him and the governor and didn’t the deal fall apart because loud voices of a few caused it to collapse? Listening to the progressive mayor made me very confused as his view was so different from what I’d heard earlier in the week confirming my belief that politicians speak from both sides of their mouth.

Then, of course, was talk about the wall, another subject that gets far too much attention. Hearing of Trump’s determination to build it by “borrowing” money from various government departments sounds like a man set on getting his way. That makes me wonder why those running the government can’t find a way to compromise rather than continually butt heads or is that asking for too much?

To think that we will be more and more exposed to conflicting views and haranguing attacks between now and the next election makes my stomach hurt. What is even more upsetting is the notion that when it comes to politics cream doesn’t rise to the top. Considering how rancorous it has gotten, why should it?

I am not a political animal, but it is difficult not to think about or be affected by what is going on in our country. I hope every day that we can find our way to being more open and accepting in our thinking in order to alleviate the existing acrimony. Is that too much for which to hope?

As always, I am grateful for your visit and your comments.

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11 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts

  1. Barbara Christensen February 19, 2019 — 10:32 am

    Amen! So well said. Thank you for having the courage to speak up. I’m terrified to say anything because of the rabid response from my friends…on both sides. Sad.

    1. With friends on every side of the fence, conversation need be approached with caution for sure.

  2. Reading history helps my perspective. We’ve come a long way since the days of “off with their heads.” AND there is still a long way to go. Two steps forward, one step back. Outlier candidates move us forward and back – quickly. Middle of the road candidates move us forward and back – slowly. We swing between the two given the level of dissatisfaction in each election cycle. I believe we all want the same things. I would love to jump forward in time to 2100, 2200, 2300 … to see how far we’ve come!

    1. These days I’m not sure in what direction we are headed. You are correct in thinking time will tell.

  3. Linda, I can hardly stand to watch the news! I am so fearful of the future America for my granddaughters.

    1. There is much about which we should be concerned which makes it difficult to maintain optimism.

  4. Perfectly said…

    We need both sides of the aisle to make compromises. I am so very tired of the divide.

  5. Well said and I agree 100% !! I favor concepts from BOTH sides of the aisle and I remember the days that compromises were made for the prosperity of America.

    1. Marcia Fennell Gardner February 18, 2019 — 10:29 am

      Absolutely agree.
      How long, if ever, will this happen again? Compromise…a word from the past?

    2. I consider myself a republicrat and these days even that isn’t satisfactory.

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