I see this giant gulf between Right America and Left America growing wider every day. But is it the truth, or just the result of a blood thirsty media fanning the flames and seeking ever more outlandish sound bytes and headlines? You'd swear there are no reasonable people left in the United States.
However I see exceptions every day, and our media pretends these people don't exist.
Starting with me, there are millions of card-carrying feminists who really love their husbands, enjoy their kids, happily stay home (or stayed home for a while), and bake tons of cookies. We have pretty conservative lifestyles and much of our days are split along traditional sex roles. We aren't forced here, we WANT to be here. I love my Suzy Homemaker tendencies, but would fight to the death over another woman's right to chose a thousand different lifestyles.
There are millions of Americans who could never imagine choosing an abortion, but would never take that right away from anyone else. They don't WANT to invade someone's privacy! They don't WANT the Government to make those decisions.
Americans exist who consider themselves Christian, but you won't hear it from their lips. Instead they display their love for their fellow man by volunteering. They pray in private as the scriptures dictate. They don't feel the need to parade their religion around like an Olympic medal.
A great deal of folks want every one's health care covered, but are worried how we'll pay for it. They have reasonable questions, but can't be heard over the shouting.
There are a lot of solid military types who think we have no business in Iraq.
Most immigrants are working hard, sometimes two or three nasty jobs, and learning English.
A lot of registered Republicans are disgusted with Bush's deficit, and humiliated by the name-calling and buffoonery coming out of their party leaders.
Plenty of Americans live simple lives and are happy with a good laugh, time with friends & family, and a nice meal.
Everyday, in public schools across the nation, kids are safe and well educated.
Not one adult gives a rat's ass about Tiger Woods.
But none of these folks will make the Evening News.
What are your thoughts?