Record Versus Rhetoric - Which One Wins?

Have you noticed that we are getting more and more angry with each other?

All I have to do is go to the coffee shop or pick up the phone to understand the tolerance level of a person can be stored in a travel sized salt shaker.

And it is all because of the current state of affairs we are in today.

Someone asked me the other day why I always have to lead with all the shootings and talk about the people in Washington.

Well the flip answer is that it is what I do. But the more underlying answer is “it’s what you do.”

Are you upset with a particular candidate because of what they do or say or the way they say it or do it?

Do you support a person because that is the popular flavor of the day or because you believe in their dreams.

This is not third grade when you didn’t know the answer to a question on a test, dropped a pencil on the floor and conveniently saw the answer on your classmates answer sheet. {understand that I wasn’t the one who did that).

If you want change in the country, then everyone must in their own mind define the level and the type of change, and it's not easy. You have to do the work. You have to do the studying. You have to take the test and the test comes election day.

If everyone stops going to rallies and stops protesting and uses that time to do the tough heavy lifting of deciding who they are, what they stand for and what they want to be ...and decide that within themselves---then that will be the way we can change ourselves and the nation to become a better and better place.

But to do that we have to do the work.

And to do the work we have to forget the rhetoric and do a deep dive into records.

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