Published: Sunday, Sept. 2 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
One of the best columns on this topic yet. Thank you.
I agree the country is very partisn now..however facts are not the same thing as
truths. If you look up the definition truth is an agreement with fact..or
reality. Reality is completely value depedent. The reality for a scizophrenic
is that they hear voices. Reality for a religious person is their prayers are
answered. Personally I think both are not factual and there are better and more
factual answers for both experiences. Point is truth isn't an
entitiy floating out in the ether to be discovered. Truth is a deficiency in
the english language. This is why people like me participate on
this thread..to highlight that reality is value dependent, and that the values
of most of us are very simlar, and to discuss the facts of reality in support of
those values. Ninty percent of Americans know the importance of personal
responsibility, most of us understand it takes hard work to succeed, it just
doesn't serve the conversation of how to achieve those goals when half of
the citizenry denies that the other half has those values.
Excellent. Wouldn't it be nice if someone out there was paying attention
to things like this?
Good article. An Example of what I would rather see from DN.I'm
not sure Washinton was being prophetic though. He was describing what he
allready saw in government. If you want to see nasty politics look up what
politicians said around the subject of prohibition or the Civil War.
Good article.I'd like to see DN be part of the solution rather
than part of the problem.Is there any space.
I am grateful that there are fact-checking sources that put the rhetoric of ALL
politicians under a microscope. They're going to have a busy couple of
With all the garbage on both sides of the partisan isle, and the amount of those
supporting or bashing every article, it is sad that this article is met with
such indifference (ie, 6 comments in 2 days.)This article cuts to
the very problem facing our country. We no longer want a good solution to our
problems.. We want OUR PARTIES solution.And we dont really care if
it is good or bad. We just know that ANY of THEIR plans are BAD and ALL of ours
are good.And we wonder why our government isn't working.I suggest that you re-read this article. It lays out the problem
"Our national government is "distracted" and "enfeebled" by
partisanship. Rather than counseling together, partisans prefer character
assassination to truth."Absolutely well said. I am impressed
DN. You carried a price that rose above the fray and offered hope that there is
something more out there than silly partisan name calling. Its about the
issues, not the parties. Congress people need to leave their political pins at
the door when they enter the peoples house to do their work. It is about the
people, not promotion of a particular party.
Many of the poster supporting this article seem to be either center or left of
center.Those on the right - What say you?
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