Wednesday was one of the saddest days in our history, yet the market sluffed it off. The lesson: actions have consequences. Right is right and wrong is wrong and we all know it when we see it. If we want things to change, then it has to start with us.
Principle should guide our views, not the color of our uniform. If one’s political opponent happens to agree with her, then that is cause to celebrate, not to disagree for the sake of being disagreeable.
The real reason we protected the portfolios was not that we are worried about either party winning, it is because we are concerned about the reaction to the election itself.
We are a nation of laws and our elected officials are public servants, not rulers. At least that is the way it is supposed to work. Politicians have often forgotten this over the years, but shockingly, the general public seems to have forgotten as well, or has never been taught.
Today everything has become about politics and the next election, and people are too afraid to speak up for what they believe to be right. It is much easier to have loyalty to a party than it is to have principles. A little self-reflection and honesty…that is what is needed on all sides.