Let Reconciliation Be Our Mantra
This is being written on the day before Election Day, when no one knows who our next president will be.
No matter who it is, we Democrats and Republicans must reconcile our differences and be supportive of our president and each other. There are so many factors that play into our anger at the other party, but we all want what is best for our country.
We have never seen such a hateful campaign. “Why is that?” I asked myself. Could it be the mix of religion into politics? Maybe so. So I say the first step to reconciliation is to get overt religious beliefs out of politics. It is degrading to Christianity. Such zealotry divides us.
Next, write an invisible mantra across your forehead: “Reconciliation.” Pledge to support our president, no matter who it is. Pray for him.
Stop the name-calling. Remember: Those in the party opposite your own are not the enemy, although from some of the opinions in The Pilot one might think otherwise. Perhaps The Pilot could have a once-a-month Pollyanna opinion page where no one is allowed to call a previous writer a dunce or a terrorist. It is a revelation of ignorance and playground mentality to name-call rather than offer a different viewpoint based upon facts.
Congressmen who blatantly try to make a president fail need to be reminded that their job description is to fight for ideas. We want to show our president respect, even when we don’t agree with him.
So, in a nutshell, get religion out of politics, pledge to reconcile with the other side, and show respect for our president. I hereby am pledging to do so, knowing that is just a start.
There is more to do.
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