When did politics become a four letter word? It wasn’t just in the last election. Today it seems to be defined by a mostly rigid perspective contrary to another mostly rigid perspective. Different parties seem to be diametrically opposed to each other. Forbid the possibility of agreement. It’s considered anti-political.
How about a new political party? Here’s some planks that we could start with for our platform:
1. Telling the truth – no matter how it reflects on the party.
2. Consider the betterment of humankind.
3. Respect other opinions, especially of other parties.
4. Respect human life.
5. Respect the planet.
6. Strive for equal opportunity for humankind.
7. Resist war.
8. Respect people of faith.
9. Avoid vulgarity.
10. Represent the best among us morally.
11. Allow others to be involved. (Politics is not a life long job.)
12. Work hard.
13. Listen to your constituents.
Not currently a member of any political party, this is one I might join. I wonder what we’d call it?
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV