fight for freedom friday
I really don't know what to say today. I've been on the computer too much lately- so for personal freedom, I am breaking away from this machine for a couple days. I felt impressed to just kind of step back...and breathe. Plus I bought a whole slew of children's books at the thrift store last night...so the girls and I should have fun with that...until Ju Ju rips a page out or two of course.
This past weekend I got myself into a premature heated argument with someone I know pretty well. And before it turned ugly I just stepped back and remembered, 'the relationship with this person is more important.'
But we somehow got into the topic of government and politics...and this person was so wrapped up in political parties- you know, complete hatred for one party and a 'slobbering love affair' for the other, that she was completely impossible to talk straight with. She couldn't grasp the concept that I wasn't supporting one party. I told her it is about right or wrong, freedom or bondage, not about left or right.
However once she said, "What is so wrong with socialism anyway? England and Canada are great places to live" I had to stop all efforts. She was beyond repair. Even the truest form of liberty couldn't heal her misunderstandings. This is when you just love these people for their incredible homemade bread or their great personality or whatever- and move on- you must leave those who don't care alone. Just leave them alone. Move on...next please?
fighting with someone is just useless...
Anyone else ever have a similar situation?
George Washington was the only president of the United States to not represent a party. He stated the following words of caution regarding parties in his farewell speech on September 26, 1796:
(on political parties) "It serves to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration....agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one....against another....it opens the door to foreign influence and corruption...thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another."