What can we really do? - Columns - Explorer

back Side Panel

What can we really do?


Sign in to comment


Forgot Password

Or sign up now
Sign Up

Don: I suppose I still live in the magical world where your voice makes a difference. Granted the more voices, the greater the volume, but one person can make a difference. Rosa parks, Martin Luther King, Ghandi all come to mind.

But I can tell you that an editor of a news paper writing an opinion piece telling everyone that their voices don't count doesn't help the matter.

If you truly believe what you wrote, then why should we place any weight on what you write in an attempt to influence. our opinion. After all it'w just one voice.

Monday, May 6, 2013, 6:16 am

John Flanagan

John Flanagan: On both sides of any partisan issue, we must agree that public apathy is more often the case, that is, unless it is a galvanizing event that resonates with large numbers of people. Many people today, in my view, are cynical about how effective they can actually be in changing the views of politicians.
It seems liberals and conservatives alike share little desire for compromise as in the past. Views are deeply entrenched on both sides, with the mainstream media, except Fox, being on the side of Obama and the Democrats on most issues. Watching American politics today is a matter of looking for the truth but expecting spin instead.
Of the few people who actually left their homes to demonstrate against Flake, I wonder how many of them actually have read the legislation, know what is in it, understand it, and can discuss more than Obama's talking points on the specific
On those issues that I feel passionately about, most liberal politicians I have emailed or signed petitions against.....well they are as difficult to dislodge as pack rat under a chicken coop. I do not think politicians are as moved by public opinion as before. They all just need to please their own base.
This is the era in which we live...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 3:02 pm

Facebook comments