POLITICS (Day 23: The July “I Believe…” Challenge)

by Dani Fake Webb on July 23, 2010

Today’s Category: Politics

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Politics

I hope this won’t be seen as terse or crass (yes, I care about what others think of me!) But my take on politics is simple.

  1. I believe some people are created to be deeply passionate about politics.
  2. I believe some people could care less about it.
  3. I believe the first category exists so that the second category can exist.

Too simple?

Well, here’s the deal. I HATE politics. It so often seems to not be in alignment with love. But, I do believe that politics are necessary. It is how our country runs. It is how our country is able to remain in balance and not become a dictatorship. I believe the balance of power our political system offers, even with corruption and deceit, is one of the best systems for treating people fairly.

It is FAR from perfect. But no system in the world comes close to perfect. Whether you call it  – evil, a fallen world, human nature – we humans are not capable of a perfect system.

So, the political system is what it is.

And I am thankful that because of it, I live in a country where I can be in the 2nd group listed above. I am thankful for the people in the 1st group above. Because without them, I wouldn’t be able to be in the 2nd group. 😉

Until next time, may you love your life today.

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Annie Wolfe July 24, 2010 at 1:40 am

I truly love how you have put this, Dani. I am left with a smile, and a grateful heart that you have stated so plainly your view, and how accurately you point out the one existing for the other.

I actually regret that I don’t have the energy to be more involved in politics. I wouldn’t change my life for the world, but I would love to have the ability to take up causes and inspire change and progress. I would gravitate toward the first group you mentioned, but out of necessity and a need to be sane, I am left in the second category.

I used to get so excited about politics. Not because I believed they would solve the world’s problems, but because I believe honest, authentic people CAN change the world. Something about that potential gives me a thrill, and I feel a deep sense of enthusiasm. I feel a longing to take part in them, and fight for freedom! Alas, I stand by, disappointed and frustrated by a nation with so much ability and potential to continue falling short. But I also stand by and marvel that I was given such glorious freedom bought by my fellow man’s blood. I can’t take it in, and I sit here deeply moved at the thought. The land on which I walk was paid for by human blood!

I believe that is worth believing in, and I believe that though often unjust, corrupt, and very imperfect, politics has been the vehicle for such freedom.
I believe all those bloody battlefields were covered with my friends’ bodies, and “greater love has no man than that he lay his life down for his friend”.
So in my heart of hearts, I believe that there at least once existed love in the midst of politics, and that somewhere now I believe it still exists.

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