Politics and Life

by Sal on October 27, 2008

in Anything Else,Politics

MrsSal and I just returned from a week’s vacation, in which I insulated myself from work, obligations, and yes, politics.  Sure, I happened to catch a headline or two (the faux-controversy regarding Palin’s clothing purchased by the RNC, for example), but for the most part, I ignored the polls, stayed insulated from the news, and just enjoyed a week of relaxation.  It was wonderful to get away from the daily news cycles, the media bias, and the whirlwind surrounding the current election.  Politics, as important as it is, is not life.  There is so much in this country of ours that we are blessed with.  Despite the economic problems we are facing, life continues as normal.  This week, I witnessed many ordinary Americans living their lives, enjoying a good vacation, spending money, and not appearing to be in a panic over the economy.  Life goes on. 

This country and its citizens have produced unparalleled economic prosperity.  Ordinary, middle-class working Americans are able to take vacations, own homes, and afford to live good lives.  Yes, there are inequities, and there always will be.  The growth that has fueled this country, however, is the fact that there is opportunity for all. 

During these last days before election day, take a moment to stop and think about your own life, what you are blessed with, and what this country is all about.  Being away for a week was a reminder for me of everything that is truly important.  While politics and the direction of our country is critically important for the future, it pales in comparison to what is truly important.  For now, though, it’s back to the election.

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joe October 28, 2008 at 1:13 am

There there. Life will continue as usual after this election as well, no matter the outcome. You’ll see.

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