Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The mud slinging elections

It's hard to believe we live in the "... land of the free and the home of the brave."
One would never know we are the home of the brave by looking at the national election race on television. Each candidate blasts the other.
Researchers look into family history and even pick apart, first, middle and last names. The jabs go back and forth.

Statewide and countywide the campaigns are no better. Television ads are attack pieces on candidates and even statewide propositions.
Why not tell us about the candidates, what they stand for and what they plan to do when they get into office?

On the county level, we have received in our mailbox fliers against political candidates. I call it hate mail

And, sadly, the mudslinging has reached the local level — the Patterson races for Mayor and City Council.
What is the purpose of each candidate tearing apart another?
People are talking on the street and on the Patterson Irrigator website. Is that what we want to be known for — a town torn apart?

As Americans we have the freedom to get out and vote.
First, we have to travel the long, hateful road to get there.
How sad for us.

1 comment:

Vernon Sanders said...

I believe that a "Truth in Political Advertising" act needs to be passed with steep fines handed down when a impartial commission deems that a lie has been told in a political ad. In a way it would be a start?