I didn’t listen to the State of the Union address last night; didn’t even read the full text the next day as I usually do. Nor have I been following the GOP primaries. The time to listen to politicians is certainly not in an election year when lies fly like bullets.
My concern in upcoming major elections is not as much who gains the oval office, but more importantly, that neither party ever again gains control of the presidency, the House, and the Senate, all three.
This to me is the very antithesis of a democracy. At best it represents the will of half the populace. I would prefer the frustrations and time delays of gridlock (gridlock, meaning that two opposing sides cannot compromise; not that one will not bend to the wishes of the other and take the full blame for the hold-up) to the steamrolling over of one half of society’s desires and values in favor of the other’s. Forcing one political policy on the entire population of a country is called a dictatorship.