Why is politics such a touchy issue?

United States
July 12, 2008 11:59pm CST
Ok, so I always wondered, why is it such a taboo, touchy issue. People say it's ok to believe what you want to believe, and disagree, yet when it comes to something like politics it seems like reason and intelligent discussion goes out the window and in come character attacks and insults. The thing is, I have a friend, and we hung out a lot one semester in college and we'd get into political discussions, and let me just say, we are total opposites in that area. Yet neither of us ever hated each other after talking about it, now, I admit.. some things she said rubbed me the wrong way, but I brushed it off. I think the thing that helped the most was that we both have strong opinions and weren't about to be swayed by other people. So it didn't matter what the other person said. So I guess there is a good thing about being stubborn. LOL Anyway, there were a few issues we saw eye to eye on, but not enough to say that we were able to discuss without arguments because of the few agreements. So I really have to wonder if we let certain social rules ruin the opportunity to say what we think in a mature, educated and respectful way. Anyway, just thought I'd bring this up for discussion. This has nothing to do with the upcoming election or anything, just politics in general. That's my main reason for not mentioning any political parties, because I think the parties are given too much attention. There are much bigger issues that left vs. right and rep. vs. dem. In the end we are all humans, and we have to live with the consequences, so you'd think we'd want to be more open to discussing it without parties. The funny thing is, the more time that passes, I really don't know where I fit in the 2 party system, I used to think I knew for sure, but then after a lot of thinking and actually using my own mind without listening to the news or whatever, I thought of things about the party I thought I was 100% for, and thought, wow.. there aren't that many issues I really agree with, and the same goes for the opposite side. That's when I figured that I'm either Moderate, Independent or non existant.
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• United States
13 Jul 08
people just want to be right all the time and if you find fault in their opinions or who they are voting for then it makes them look stupid.. which is stupid since no one will completely agree with any one candidate or political party
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• United States
14 Jul 08
LOL yea.. this is pretty much my opinion of why it's like it is, I just wanted to see what other people thought. hehe It's true though.. people hate to be confronted with different opinions.
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• United States
17 Jul 08
thanks for the br!
@Tianna2 (1273)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I think politics is one of those issues that a lot of people are really passionit about and something people take very seriously. As they should, the future of our country could hang on the balance. It doesnt really matter which side your on, both sides should take it seriously! They should also be respectful of the other party, I try to remember that there is a reason people feel the way they do! Cheers, Tianna
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Oh definitely, it is important. I just wish people could actually be respectful.. but I don't think there will ever be total respect and maturity. It's human nature. Thank you for responding.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
14 Jul 08
But the good thing there is you only have two parties to chose from. It is a little easy to decide, just like yes or no, or left or right. But here in our place, you have nothing to chose, despite having a lot of political parties. And when elections came, your mind will almost explode with the single position with no less than 3 candidates. Imagine that. KEEP SMILING = NEIL
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