Debate Lessons: Think For Yourself

After the first presidential debate last week and tonight’s only vice presidential debate, my thoughts on the election are clear… Think for yourself.

Don’t just register to vote for either party and blindly place your vote for either side.  More likely than not, you have a mixed review of “your party’s” stance on controversial issues.  I urge everyone to think.  I know it can be hard at times to dust off those cobwebs in your brain, but think issue to issue, case by case.

Politics is one of those areas that is inherently stuck in the gray area; however, people constantly try to not only classify issues as black and white.  Even when issues belong in the gray area and inherently require thinking, people still classify groups of issues as black or white.  There is something fundamentally wrong about that.  It takes the thinking out of the decision.

Elections are essentially mass public relation rouses.  This can explain Romney-Ryan’s constant disregard to the truth.  If you don’t believe me, then you missed the whole thing were they said that they wouldn’t let fact-checking “dominate” their campaign.  Even Obama’s campaign is the same way in certain respects.  It’s all public relations.  It’s all taking advantage of those that don’t know any better.

All I, and thinking Americans, ask is to use your head.  Even if you don’t oppose the fundamental issues of the two party system, use your head.  Think issue to issue and choose the best candidate based on which issues mean the most to not only you but society as a whole.  It’s the most American thing you can do.

The most “American” thing is not to choose either the Republican party or Democratic party as if it’s a sports team and blindly side with everything they say.  If you do that, then you’re doing an injustice to the society you live in.  Don’t add to the problem; think for yourself.

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