With all the chaos in our country’s politics, I am constantly reminded of a quote from Adolf Hitler, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” Great, our country’s president is taking lessons from fascists.
Recently I read a post that stated we all needed to “act” like Americans. The post insinuated if you didn’t stand for the national anthem; if you burned a flag or opposed Confederate monuments, you weren’t “acting” like an American.
I thought about that for a minute.
I normally keep my personal views on politics to myself. It’s not that I don’t have opinions on the subject, I definitely do. However, I believe that politics are personal, a lot like religion, so I don’t share them unless asked.
This approach has allowed me to stay friends with both conservatives and liberals and everyone in between. Political views are merely a small part of what defines us anyway. Or so I thought.