When your paint job is bad, political stickers work
I consider myself middle of the road in most of my thinking. I am not ‘dogmatic’ about many things I believe in. I also like to think I leave everyone room to act, feel and believe as their conscience leads. UNLESS THEY CROSS THE LINE AND UPSET ME.
(Smiling out loud for a bunch of us)
I’m smiling because I really do enjoy people. I have known several people who have actually changed the way I feel about subjects. Most of them by not ‘daring me to disagree with them.' That normally raises the hackles a little in us all.
Politics is a vague area. In my youth I was a Democrat, I had friends that were Democrats so I was. Believe it or not, I never knew my parents politics. Dad thought it wise as a church pastor (looking back I agree). I remember when he took the Valdese church, a church that had an obvious friendly political division. The “I Like Ike” buttons on one side with 'Adlai Stevenson for President' on the other side.
I was 12 back then. I remember before Dad’s first sermon he opened with, “Now please, Y’all don't ask me what party I support, when we talk, assume me and you think alike. Or that I am what you are.” After that there was not a problem with politics.
Some folk are more dogmatic than I!
Then later in life I became a Republican, I am sure Ike would have been proud of me. But then I went & voted for Jimmy Carter. Next I voted for Reagan.
I think now I am more Libertarian in my thinking, but I really don’t know….. I don’t like it, but I find it hard to ‘trust’ politicians. I am not sure how many of them think for themselves or put OUR country first.
Something in me says our founding fathers never saw ‘professional or lifelong’ politicians. BUT I have noticed one thing about us VOTERS. WE wonder why OTHER STATES KEEP their ‘stupid’ or ‘ignorant’ professional politicians, then vote our own back into office.