Sunday, July 20, 2008

Elders Aren't Always the Answer

For those who still insist that John McCain is the answer to our country's Bush-created problems, problems that cover a whole lot more than just the insane war in Iraq, they might read Frank Rich's Op-Ed piece in today's New York Times.

I don't pretend to have answers to the myriad problems that our country is facing today, but I do know that more of the same is not an option. Age doesn't guarantee wisdom or having all the answers, but it does frequently promote a kind of arrogance that having been around for so long, we know it all. Wrong! It sometimes takes a fresh, new approach and that's an idea that most Republicans are not excited about.

We have lost so much in the past eight years and it may take twenty to regain our stability, our image in the eyes of the rest of the world. But the world has become far to small for us to believe we can always do it our way and thumb our noses at the rest of the world and not have to pay the price. This country is not made up of just the wealthy, or the so called moral majority whose morals don't necessarily include compassion -- at least when it comes to those who don't believe the same things or in the same way that they do. We need a much broader view not only towards all the people, everywhere, but the enviornment -- not just here, but everywhere.

2 comments:

Mortart said...

But don't you feel more physically secure now that the Bush Administration is negotiating to deploy part of our anti-ballistic missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic to protect us from Iran?

Rain said...

It is scary and what worries me is that Bush got elected twice. What does that mean for what happens in November? Has the country learned from that? I hope so but it's not encouraging to see the polls.