How do we fix things if we don't know the facts?
We must not think that we are immune to what is going on in the rest of the world. We have high unemployment, especially among the youth. We have an ever widening gap between rich and poor and a rapidly diminishing middle class.
Are we going to deal with future unrest with tanks and violence.
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be fixed if reasonable people sit down and discuss ideas rationally and leave the polemics and ideology behind.
I read a great quote today from Bertrand Russell who said 'I WOULD NEVER DIE FOR MY BELIEFS BECAUSE I MIGHT BE WRONG".
My Republican friend echoes some of what I am saying but adds "we should talk about an issue, understand we have different opinions, see the other's point of view, and be OK with disagreeing----without questioning each other's character, intelligence, motives or patriotism.
I need Obama to actually carry out the message he carried during the election.
We need to force our elected officials to not bullshit us and acknowledge that which is broken and more importantly that we have the means to fix it.
If they can't do that then we need to elect new officials who can.
My Republican friend was a corporate attorney for a billion dollar company and we worked well together for five years.
I am serious about forming the No Bullshit Party and welcome people from all parties to join me.