Amanda Nguyen is truly inspiring. That’s not something I say lightly.
She formulated an effective strategy for getting important bills passed unanimously. She passed legislation by “taking our egos and shoving [them] somewhere”. Oh and compromise and respect. Yes! She fought to fix the broken criminal justice system as it pertains to sexual assault, and rolled that experience into Rise Justice Labs. Oh, and she’s training to become an astronaut.
Love this song and sentiment. Getting close to this being reality, but not quite there yet.
Also, I can’t wait until more Americans begin to value and demand good character in their leaders again. That’d be nice.
Unfortunately there are people on both sides that would make such arguments (the “support X and you’re an idiot” part).
The common man is the majority, and I long for the day when he is able to present a civil, well-thought-out argument.
From the transcript at TBO.com.
Blockquotes are Mitt’s words, followed by my response to the quote.
I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed. But his promises gave way to disappointment and division.
It was neither his promises nor the disappointment that gave way to division. We did that ourselves, and continue to do so, with the political culture/climate we keep alive. The division is caused by our tendency to perpetuate the following:
An article about competing myths in politics.
The two sides of the coin representing what it means to be an American. I’ve got a foot on each side. It’d be better for our country if more of us were open to that.
“I was just doing my job” is a cop-out, used by weak and worthless individuals. Side-stepping blame under the guise of duty/dedication is disgusting. The guards that dealt with Martin Lee Anderson were adhering to their training, but doing so to the point that one ignores the chance to second-guess the appropriateness of an action is a frightening thing. The world is not so black-and-white. Full dedication to duty should never have become an honorable trait.
The purpose of having elections is for individuals to specify who they want to win a given race, not who they think will win.
Voting for a candidate you think will win does absolutely no good. Nor does it make sense. (If you’ve a desire to do that, there is something called a Poll that you should look into.) It also gives an incorrect view of how much support a candidate/party really has.