Where is our country going?
Please forgive the people of Iowa, we are not all the same. Not all of us walk around with a can of chew in the back pocket, a harnessed gun on our hip and t-shirts that advocate imprisoning one candidate and how to get rid of the other. There are people on both sides that are forgetting common courtesy.
Do the candidates realize what they are doing to our country? Their campaigns are dividing the entire country including families, relatives, spouses, brothers and sisters, towns, states and entire areas of the country. The mean, vicious attacks toward each other are whipping people into an uncontrollable fury. I am so afraid people are going to get hurt. I see it everywhere. Distrust and paranoia are being nurtured, and neither needs much to make it grow like Jack's magic beanstalk. Unfortunately, we probably will not like what we reap from this harvest.
I'm scared like so many people. There is even division within our household. But that is not my worry. When I think about voters and politicians and brother fighting brother, I wonder if the candidates feel any sense of responsibility for the atmosphere they are creating.
Our country was once a strong united nation. We stood with each other and showed a united front that other countries envied. We are the world's laughing stock, now. I am working with an author from the UK and according to him, the Brits find the process to be the best comic reality show they have ever seen. Or the Korean students I taught all summer who asked constantly "Who do you think will win? They are concerned we will abandon South Korea and North Korea will march in and slaughter South Koreans.
Me? I just want is best for the country, without violence and to be able to say the pledge of allegience in public without being censored. All I ask is we remember our manners and treat each other with respect.