Know your facts before you spout off

  • Post author:
  • Post category:Uncategorized

Ok, I rarely discuss politics on here, and I hope to keep it unbiased. But something has been bothering me for a long time, and I want to get it off my chest.I REALLY wish people would take the time to learn the facts about an issue before they form an opinion, and especially before they spout off about it in public. I don’t care if you are Conservative, Liberal, Socialist, Communist, pick your poison. But please try to be a little educated about an issue before you make a fool of yourself and lose friends in the process.For example (I will bash McCain in my next example, so don’t get mad before you read the rest of the post), I live in the US and during this last election I paid close attention to the Presedential race. Some of my Liberal friends complianed that McCain was always lying and attacking Obama. Well how about this quote from Obama (which is a flat out lie, and probably the basis for some of my liberal friend’s comments): “And 100 percent, John, of your ads . . . 100 percent of them have been negative.”, Please, Mr. President Elect, check your facts before you spout off. McCain ran plenty of non-negative ads. A quote from the article I linked above: “73 percent of McCain’s ads have been negative, to date. That’s far short of 100 percent.”Now for a McCain bash (to keep it fair, because I am not pushing any political party with this post). Bill Ayers was a prominent figure in the Presidential race, and few people disagree that he was involved in terrorist activities. McCain’s campaign tried their hardest to tie Obama to Mr. Ayers. Here is a quote (again, a flat out lie) from a McCain political ad: “(Bill) Ayers and Obama ran a radical education foundation together.” First of all, Ayers didn’t even help run that foundation, at most he could be called an advisor to the foundation. Secondly, it’s debatable that the foundation could even be called radical (read the politifact article I linked above for all the facts).Now, these are two high profile examples, but my real beef is with the followers of political liars. If you want to support a candidate from your favorite political party, fine. However, PLEASE check the facts before you spout off in public, and even better, before you vote for them. It only takes a few minutes of your time to research an issue. Please help make the world a better place and vote with your mind instead of your emotions.</political rant>