Are we playing a game of "chicken" in our 2012 election year?
The media keeps things stirred up for us. They tell us about the monumental spending spree of the Democrats. Then they shift gears and tell us that if Mitt Romney is elected only the wealthy will benefit.
We seem to be involved with a love-hate relationship with the rest of the world. The citizens of the U.S. and the free world are faced with coping with war and violence.
A crisis with Middle Eastern countries and Islamic extremists has placed us in a terrible situation.
Obviously we need to shift gears and come up with solutions to our problems. Lack of jobs and our national debt, which will soon reach $17 trillion, have created a great burden upon all of us.
Banding together and working for the common good of everyone certainly would improve the situations. Trying to live the Golden Rule of "doing unto others as you would have them do unto you" (in Luke 6:31 of the New Testament) is a good example of what we need to do.
I am glad that I live in Nebraska where people tend to express their patriotism and moral values in a positive way. In general, they are not just silent observers. They help each other solve problems and work together on positive solutions.
As the old saying goes, "united we stand, divided we fall."
Helen Ruth Arnold,