posted on June 27, 2012 09:38
The Good Lord gave everyone their own way of seeing things but he also gave them the ability to stand in another person’s shoes (or at least to get close enough to where another person’s standing to see what he’s seeing).
But there are exceptions. For instance, when people get into politics. And join groups that only see things one way.
A pro-gun group here is an example. At least as far as politics goes, most everything these folks see comes down to one thing: Their right to tote pistols in restaurants and just about anywhere else. And, right now, they’re mad as hops at State Senator Phil Berger because he won’t pass a bill to let them carry pistols in bars.
They’re so mad they’re running ads saying Phil Berger’s scared to bring the bill up for a vote because he’s frightened of the ‘bad publicity.’
Now Phil Berger, like everyone else, has his flaws. But over the last year he’s passed a Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage, passed a budget that cuts education spending, and blocked a sales tax increase to hire more teachers. He’s been pilloried in the press by experts so it’s hard to see him being afraid of a little ‘bad publicity.’