It came to me last night. The election is over….finally.
I think there is a lot to be learned from the past few weeks and months. I’m hoping we don’t forget how derisive and caustic the political environment has been. I’m hoping we don’t forget the $4 billion spending as estimated by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Here is what I’ve learned. We need to discuss and argue about ideas, not each other. While the inclusion of people who have never engaged in political discourse is good, the sophistication of debate has degraded to stepping on heads and shouting down people with other ideas. That is not good.
I’m tired of listening to people chide and abuse the opponent. Advance your truth. Respect your opponent’s truth. Bring your own ideas and let them shine.
This country is built on better ideas. The brightest light, not the loudest voice should lead our discourse. I’m hoping the new group in charge understands that. I’m rooting for them.