Politics brings out the worst in people
There is no better time to observe division among Americans than during a presidential election season.
We all have opinions. We share some opinions and disagree on others. That is one of the most precious aspects of life in America. But when we begin turning on one another because of a belief or because people do not agree with us, that is when we become quite un-American.
If you do your research, you can find fault with either presidential candidate, whether it be President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney. You can also find great accomplishments either candidate has achieved in his life.
You might find it difficult to understand why someone would vote for a particular candidate but all of us walk in different shoes. An issue that is very close to your heart might be foreign to your neighbor. We all have different lives to lead and crosses to bear.
America is a free country and, by the grace of God, we each have the right to choose the candidate we believe will best lead our country. However, if you are a person who is attacking another voter for their pending decision simply because it contradicts your own, you are essentially attempting to control another person rather than respecting their freedom as an American. You might have a number of reasons (and the research) to back up why a particular candidate should not be elected. But the person you are trying to convince might have a number of reasons (and the research) to back up why a particular candidate should be elected.
True, many have selfish reasons for choosing a candidate. Many others, though, take this process very seriously and should not be attacked when they come to a conclusion.
No one person is the utmost authority on who should be president. We all have reasons why someone should or should not be elected. That is why we are all entitled to vote: to each have the opportunity to share what we believe.
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