Here’s the thing, friends. Blaming people on the other side of the aisle does nothing to help the situation. Enough corruption, perversion, fear, and general misbehavior can be found on both sides to be an embarrassment.

If we must find something to blame, perhaps human nature is to blame, with the universal tendencies toward greed, protecting ourselves above all else, susceptibility to temptations, etc. The point is, that blaming the “other” is a lose-lose. The two sides need each other, as challenging as that may be, and if somehow we don’t find a way to work together and appreciate our shared humanness, we truly are doomed.

Yes, it’s a nation of freedom to speak our minds and think for ourselves. Let’s try, though I admit it’s difficult, to examine our thoughts and question what good will come from our speech.

Thanks for reminding me to do the same.


F. R. Smith

Arkansas City

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.