I am so sick of hearing everyone talk about the presidential candidates sex, race and religion. It seems more and more people think that what is on the outside is the most important. Hillary is a woman, do you want a woman president? Barack is not white, is he a Muslim.. who cares? There is a Mormon candidate, what would that do for the country.
I even hear somebody say “well who do you want to take over? The women, the blacks or the Mormons?” It’s not about someones race, sex or religion its not about what would be best for you and your pocket book. It is about what is best for the future and for everyone in this country.
If we can’t get past what is on the outside we will never end up where we need to be as a country. I understand that looking into someone’s past/ how they were brought up plays a role in who they are but how would you feel if someone disregarded all that you are because they didn’t agree with something in the past, or maybe it’s your sex or skin color or religion that they don’t agree with.
I think our leader should be someone who’s values and dreams are what we all share, we need to unite on the most basic things and determine what is really important. Sure a candidates past plays a role in who they are but how can you disregard their message based solely upon their outward appearance or a rumor about their childhood? Haven’t we moved beyond that?
This years election is a very interesting one and it will force many to move beyond the superficial stuff we get so used to worrying about. I personally think we need a leader who can inspire us, who sees what could be, who has a mission. I guess that any canadate could be those things to someone but what is best for our whole country?
Sometimes it’s not about what is best for you, it’s about the big picture and the future and I guess too many people are stuck seeing only what is best for them and their religion, race or sex.. It’s too bad that we all can’t come together for the good of our country and the future of our children.
Thanks to Bryzon for sharing his 2 cents and linking to this post! You can read more about his views and thoughts on this issue on his blog.