A lot of folks are rearranging their lifestyles in an effort to make room for that recurring New Year’s resolution to shed an unwanted habit. Some will succeed, but for many the prognosis is “Fat Chance!” None-the-less, change from what is detrimental to our well-being is important if we are to stay healthy, or in some cases, if we are to remain free. One of the things needing change in that respect is the abrasive discourse that has permeated every level of politics.
Over the past few years, Cherokee has witnessed its share of spitballs lobbed irresponsibly during many campaigns. It often stretches the limits of bellicosity. At some point the constant anger must subside. Good governance is born of reasonable discussion and action. It’s time for everyone on the political scene to pack up the distasteful and resolve to maintain a level of respectful and reasoned discourse.
Voters tell us that kindness, humility and genuine love for others above self are very electable traits. Are they attainable? Dropping 30 pounds or quitting smoking might prove to be easier.
Bob Rugg Canton