Political conventions ended…elephants & donkeys continued their bureaucratic journeys…spreading & speaking their political stuff as the media declares the next 99 days a “rocky road”; a blood-bath” and “incredibly nasty”. Sound like something you want to follow?
My golden take says that these are unusual political times. These are difficult times for many. We have two parties, maybe a third (Mr. J. could be declared president of Utah as it stands now?!?!)…who will take every opportunity to say things that could harm or hurt each other, perhaps themselves. There will be flying accusations, founded and unfounded. Candidates pivoting techniques will leave questions or remarks unanswered…leading to further frustration for the public. So, I dug up some quotes for you to ponder:
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” James Madison
“When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” Dalai Lama
“We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.” ― Bill Clinton
“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight- it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower
“When they go low or high, you go golden.” Golden Brodie… who retrieved what the present first lady said and made it golden.”