Are we becoming a nation with an attack-dog mentality?
Recently, I saw an obscene anti-Bush sticker on the rear window of an automobile. I have seen pictures and heard comments stating that President Obama is replicating actions taken by Nazi Germany.
These actions, in addition to all the negative comments on the Internet about the leadership of both political parties lead me to say, “Yes, we have become a nation of attack dogs as it relates to national politics.”
There does not appear to be any recognition that the president of the United States, regardless of the occupant, is deserving of respect if for no other reason than the office represented.
Have we become incapable of articulating our opposition to ideas without attacking individuals personally when their ideas differ from our own? Solutions to difficult problems come when all views are shared and objectively discussed. Compromise cannot occur when participants have closed agendas.
The majority of the American public is not comprised of pragmatic, hard-nosed party loyalists, but of people who want the best for our nation and desire to deliver to our children a better world than we inherited.
Politics has been described as the art of compromise. Is this no longer applicable in our great nation?