Commentary by H.G. Listiak
Email From Mark
Welcome to my world, where last week I got a great email from Mark, one that I feel compelled to share. It reads: H.G., I love to listen to your insight, though I must say, today's material rubbed me the wrong way. You refer to Democrats as if they are some type of aliens. I truly believe the two party system is one of the more damaging things we have in our society. I was raised a Democrat, but most of my friends are Republican. I personally refuse to classify or label myself as one or the other, because to be quite honest, I'm for things on both sides. Is there really enough of a difference these days to have two parties? Do the people that label themselves really know why they are what they are or just because it's the way they were raised? I have a better idea. How about we refer to each other as human beings, or better yet Americans. Let's vote for the best man/woman for the job and not for the label they wear. Your comments today about those animals going to extremes to pull up dirt on Arnold, that's not because of their political distinction, it's just the type of person they are. It doesn't matter if it's politics, sports, or something else. Just some honest feedback from a loyal listener. Signed Mark.
Well Mark, the no party system would be great in a utopia, a perfect world. Unfortunately, that's not the case. We need a multi-party system for checks and balances. And yes, the Democrats are indeed alienating me, when they continue to attack our Commander in Chief while we have Americans in harms way battling terrorism and the threat of terrorism. And as far as labels go, I couldn't agree with you more. I don't like labels because they lump you with those with whom you may only share one ideal. And Mark, thanks for your honest feedback. Don't forget, we don't always have to agree to stay friends, as I see it ... I'm H.G. Listiak.