It’s sad to think that some go through life being oppressed by another man, woman or nation, by way of intimidation, assault, control, or any means.  What gives someone the right to negatively affect another’s pursuit of a decent life?  It hurts to learn about the unacceptable atrocities going on around the world.  For those far away, I will always pray.  Growing up I thought the United States was a great, invincible nation.  And as an adult, I know the United States is great, but nothing is invincible.  While other nations try to liberate, oppression is creeping into America.  It’s in the form of financial burden, job loss, and so many other immeasurable troubles attributed to bad political decisions, self-serving fraud and deceit that doesn’t take into consideration what’s best for the American people and the country as a whole and an enabling, irresponsible media that no longer cares about the truth.  All need to be held accountable and these things mustn’t continue to be tolerated.

The so-called ‘Bush Doctrine’ NOT defined by Charlie Gibson in his interview of Governor Sarah Palin is a term coined by the media and used to describe a few different things in relation to President Bush.  It’s not one well known thing that everyone should know. 

How condecending Charlie Gibson was with his glasses to his nose asking Sarah Palin about the Bush Docrine, as if we all should know exactly what he means.  PLEASE.  Political reporters tend to act like they know it all.  I’ve lost respect for many of them.

Governor Palin did well.  I hope she continues to rise above it.  The country needs it.  Political reporters are not smarter than YOU — Don’t fall for it.  Make your own decisions and ignore the media commentary.  It’s usually self serving.

Related Links:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=5795641&page=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNPGnZurs1k

http://whateversowhat.wordpress.com/2008/09/11/charlie-gibson-interveiw-with-governor-sarah-palin/

United we stand, divided we fall — It’s true.  At today’s Democratic Convention, Hillary Clinton told me that the Democrats are America’s only hope for the future.  That seemed a bit pessimistic about the country, divisive, and over dramatic, but as expected everyone clapped on cue. 

But fingers will most likely be pointed in the opposite direction at the Republican Convention next week.  Why must we so harshly divide into separate groups?  The issues remain the same and shouldn’t be oversimplified.  Politics is not a sport, nor a tag line.  Real things need to get done fast — But all we usually see is a transfer of power and wealth, not enough being accomplished for Americans.

No matter who gets elected in November, we should stand behind him and work together.  Division isn’t good for the country.  We have the freedom to say what we think, but we should first ask ourselves — Does my expression benefit the United States, our soldiers, our children, society, or relations?  If not then ask yourself, what’s my point?  Some media responsibility is needed. 

Overall, unity makes for a better America.  Stop the new civil war, the Democrats versus Republicans, and the media’s play-by-play reporting of the same.  Many times there’s no good purpose for it.

Semi-related links for background and additional information:

http://mediamatters.org/columns/200808260005

http://clivecrook.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/08/hillarys_speech.php

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gP3PidrHLYWPVbvReNhnFAjicf2AD92QDS781