What the heck is going on???
Am I naive? I have always thought one of America’s strengths was to get along even when we disagree. I have always thought that we could have a good, bare knuckle debate and then have a beer afterwards.
Now, I’m not so sure after seeing the disgraceful display during President Obama’s speech the other night.
Look, I’m not a big fan of how Obama is doing this health care bill. We need it, no question, but I’m not sure all of our problems can be fixed with one magic bill. I like and respect the man very much. Further, he is the president of the United States. I was always raised to respect my leaders and pray for them, no matter what party they are.
This is why I’m embarassed by the actions of Represenative Joe Wilson from South Carolina shouting out “You Lie” to the President of the United States during a joint address to congress. It’s disgraceful, but it seems to be the level of dialogue in our country.
We are so quick to go for throats anymore, right/left, prolife/prochoice, gay/straight, science/faith. It saddens me greatly.
This is where I hope the Thomas Society can be the sort of place where we go at each other hammer and tongs, but still be respectful of one another. I know that if you are here, you are committed to the same sort of conversation. So, thanks for keeping this spirit alive in this blog.