Wright Words: Democrats, Republicans should act more like children

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  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 8:39 p.m.

    The author should have directed his attention to Harry Reid who has already said he will not work with Republicans.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 13, 2012 8:10 p.m.

    "For the most part... many Americans were asleep at the wheel and failed to understand how to properly execute their civic duties."

    Yeah, too many of the voted for Romney!

  • montoya bountiful, utah
    Nov. 13, 2012 12:47 p.m.

    I agree that we all need to get along and work together for the good of this country as a whole. However, to compare this election to a family squabble or a high school government election is silly, at best. The stakes were too high and the consequences will be too severe. This election was a "referendum on the soul of America". I am so discouraged by the moral decline of our country, and I, along with VTM am shocked at the number of Christians who vote against Christian values, principles, and beliefs. That being said, may those of us who are followers of Christ, not do anything "mean, shoddy, or ungracious that will tarnish His image" while we are standing up for what we believe. "If you dont stand for something, you will fall for anything."

  • MPeace Provo, Utah
    Nov. 13, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    United We Stand, Divided We Fall! All Politicians, and mainly the leading Politician, the President should be Patriotic. The President has to Unite the Country. All Politicians need to Grow Up and be Patriotic! Secession should not be! Can President Obama Unite This Country again? If not- A Recall Election or something like was done for Governor in Wisconsin should be held! This Country Should Remain Together for the Health and Safety of everybody! All Terrorists must be Happy and Filled With Joy right now!

  • VTM Nauvoo, IL
    Nov. 13, 2012 11:08 a.m.

    This article reflects some sort of sixties style Naive attitude....

    What's interesting to me is the number of people who claim one belief... then voted completely against it.

    Don't get me wrong.... Romney and Obama are very close to one-another in several key areas. But the differences in other areas are too great to ignore.

    Look at the number of Mormons who voted for a party and platform that goes against EVERY tenant of the Proclamation on the family. The last paragraph is a call for members to protect the values... instead, many voted for the complete opposite.

    Can this be brushed away with 'let's come together'?

    Mormons weren't the only ones. Many people voted about non-existent issues such as 'women's reproductive rights' ... when Women have all the rights, but now want additional funding.

    For the most part... many Americans were asleep at the wheel and failed to understand how to properly execute their civic duties.

    News for 'oldcougar' and the rest with that mentality. It's going to get a lot worse whether we come together or not.

    The president is killing Americans with drone strikes. All other concerns pale in comparison.

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    Amen, and amen. You missed it, Gottscheer. If we can't come together (and, as the author said, we needn't "roll over"), things will only get worse.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 9:33 a.m.

    In High School, we had several kids running for Student Body President.

    One kid won.
    I can't even remember who was running against him anymore.

    But this I do remember --
    AFTER the election, we all came back together as ONE school.

    No one went around trash talking it.
    No one went out and spray painting grafetti on it.
    No one said if "so and so wins, I leaving" it.
    No one said our school was DOOMED if their guy didn't win.
    No one certainly NEVER sabotaged footbal games, sporting events, School plays, Band, Debate, Art competitions, or anything else our School participated in against OTHER Schools --


    Because we were ONE School,
    We all belonged to it,
    We all wanted it to be the Best School we could make it,
    All-for-one, and One-for-all.

    We need to be more like kids again.

  • onewhotries Richmond, VA
    Nov. 13, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    It is so refreshing to read an article such as this! I have been thinking the same thing; on the same lines. Why can't we remember that America IS still the great 'melting pot', that we ARE a FAMILY! "Together we stand, divided we fall."

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    Nov. 13, 2012 7:56 a.m.


  • gottscheer APO, AE
    Nov. 13, 2012 7:32 a.m.

    I'm sorry, but this election was about big things. It is about deficits, personal responsibility, and above all how big do we want government. These are not trivial things. Our country is on the verge of bankruptcy. There are people out there who believe that those of us who work and try to do what is right need to give more to the have nots who sit at home and do nothing. Many of us angry about this. Family businesses are going to be destroyed by Obamacares mandates. These are not trivial child arguments, these are important issues that are going to plague us the next ten years and beyond. We have reckless President who thinks all of us should share and share alike. The worker bees are supposed to support the slugs. If that is trivial business, then I don't know what you think is important.