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President’s Day 2010

Posted by Range Officer Rhonda on February 15, 2010

How did you celebrate the day? Did you hang a flag? Did you burn an efigy [like Guy Fawkes day]? Or did you just treat it like any other ‘free’ holiday and bemoan the fact that the kiddies were home one extra day and complaining about being bored?

I try to have a flag somewhere on the significant days. In the summer scout and other camps, we generally raise and lower the flag EVERY day. My mouse pad is a flag. I may not like whichever president is serving at the time – every President, Dem or Rep – was criticized and second guessed throughout and after their terms. What I DO respect, is the office of the President and what it represents. This office represents freedom. Let’s not disrespect our freedom by complaining about our elected head – use your words to praise what is good and change what is not.

OK, no more political bandstanding. I HATE discussing politics. When it comes up in a discussion, I try to change the conversation or at least make non-commital remarks. Not so many of my family. They have ONE belief and that belief is the correct one – unfortunately – it often pits father against son, brother against sister, even husband against wife.  I have one belief too – everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but you also are entitled to not try to shove it down the throat of someone with a different opinion.

Shutting up now….

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2 Responses to “President’s Day 2010”

  1. Kathy said

    Rhonda, I agree with your remarks about discussing politics, especially with family. When something comes up, I respond with an “Mm-hmm.” I used to think myself cowardly for not speaking my mind, but then realized there’s a difference between discussion and harangue. Harangue is always what ensues, and it’s not productive. I just wish people weren’t so angry. ~ Kathy

  2. Yes, Rhonda & Kathy. Because the country is now so polarized I rarely discuss politics with friends or family…unless I know where they stand…and feel I can have a constructive conversation.

    Janet Riehl

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