Is it the details of Fall or is it the ambiance of the greater landscape? You know I love to focus on both. There is so much to appreciate in this world and season yet, it’s getting overlooked by the craziness of current events, especially this year.
The world is spinning out of control on so many fronts as our political competitors duke it out with the stupidest and inconceivable personal attacks. The campaign sinks to new low after new low. Every day news is a string of shocking developments. I think the race is over, but the backlash will live on and on.
It is hard to get away from all this nonsense and it probably is not advisable to do so. I think the best we as voters have to offer is getting as well-informed as we can possibly be. I read a very sensible article on whether we have the obligation to vote by Mike Rowe. I follow him on Facebook.
I have been contemplating not casting a vote because I believe our nation has little to gain with either candidate and much to lose in the long run. I also realize we get one or the other no matter if my vote were cast. Is it my obligation to vote for the candidate I dislike the least? Politicians are tearing down the principles for what our country stands. I may actually dislike and mistrust the institution itself at this point.
As for being informed and having a learned responsibility, I have watched the debates and conventions. I have listened to the commentators and observed the polls. I have listened to common people and what issues they are most concerned that will affect their families. But is that what we are hearing from these candidates?
I am not comfortable with this particular election. I want to know how we go forth and face the problems within this country and world as we are mired in such alleged corruption and immoral filth.
I wrote the post, What Happened to Civility? back in July. It really sums up my position on the madness of our politics and the craziness of some of the people attending the speeches and rallies. I was going to write a Part Two, but the rabbit hole that was dug now leads down to the depths of Hell.
Why is it that with all the problems facing this country and the world, we have this type of campaign? Where is the substance, where is the most needed leader?
People we are supposed to admire, respect and look up to are some of the most immoral and corrupt people of this era. Is this how the world should see us?
Having watched and recorded both debates, my head was spinning at all the mud-slinging. Get to the issues folks.
The third debate is on October 19th in Las Vegas, appropriately and affectionately known as Sin City. The second debate was all about sin. The topics for the third debate are listed as:
- Debt and Entitlements
- The Supreme Court
- Foreign Hotspots
- Fitness to be President
I wonder if they stay on topic? It is the last debate to pull in the undecideds. Moderator Chris Wallace should be a good choice.
Just get to the meat of the issues that concern voters. Would that not be a better debate? Try as they might to stay on point, the questions and answers just might veer back in the lane of tabloid headlines. Let’s all hope this is not the course.
The problem facing voters this year is the obligation to make a choice. We need to change the direction of this country and fast. Too many real and important issues face us here and abroad. The debate topics are good, so I hope the candidates answer with real substance.
So yes, it is the details and the bigger picture. The details help us frame where we take things to create a bigger picture with which to be proud. All the beautiful meadow details in this post make up the grand and gorgeous bigger picture. Let’s hope the debaters discuss details then look at the bigger picture…
You would think a walk in a meadow would be calming.