SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
Running is excellent for your health. Runners have a strong heart, great endurance, and low blood pressure…and yet some marathon runners don’t know when to stop, they keep on pushing themselves until it kills them.
The Planet is warming. Eventually this warming will cause destructive storms beyond our imagination, there will be floods, droughts, and the sea will rise and swallow up our coastal cities…or not. Should we stop burning all fossil fuels? Do we rely on wind? It is killing eagles. Do we get rid of coal and stop drilling for oil? Whole sections of our economy would go into deep depression.
Sometimes the wrong people own and use guns. Children are being killed in school. Do we make gun ownership illegal, take away everyone’s guns? Criminals will still have guns, will crime run rampant?
Sexual harassment is a big problem today, always has been I guess, what laws need to be passed? When is a flirting glance or a casual coy comment harassment? Should six year olds be allowed to hold hands? Is a kiss on the cheek objectionable? Maybe we should separate all areas of life by gender, but then what of our gender confused citizens?
Air pollution is a problem. If we over-regulate industry, our economy may collapse, if we don’t regulate at all we will have the pollution issues which are hurting the economy and the people in China.
Voter identification and regulation…too stringent and you scare legitimate voters away, too lax and elections are decided by people that do not even exist.
Pot, good or bad? Cigarettes, booze, narcotics, gambling, prostitution, taxes…all these issues have proponents for complete elimination and proponents for a no regulation, laissez faire solution.
Welfare, Medicaid, minimum wage, Unions, Golden Parachutes, unemployment benefits, tax loopholes, business regulations…all are needed and in some instances, all are abused.
Abortion, any reference to God in Government, civil rights, income distribution…so many issues…so few answers.
Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Liberal, who is right, who is wrong? We fight every issue from one side or the other. Politics is dog eat dog, my way or the highway, anything goes. The other side is always stupid, selfish, corrupt and evil.
Maybe the answer is somewhere in the middle.