If you read my blog, then you will know that I never talk politics with anyone except the Crankee Yankee. I’ve seen too many friends stop being friends because they disagree on politics. I have seen grown men and woman standing inches away from each other, furious and both with a finger pointed in each other’s faces; why? Because they got into politics.
Personally, I think that voting is a private thing. Quite frankly, it’s nobody’s business who we vote for. Everyone is certainly entitled to vote for whomever they choose. It’s nobody’s business but the person voting. Just speaking for myself, I would a whole lot rather keep friends than lose them because of politics. This is America, and we can vote for whomever we want to.
My mom used to go downtown to the local cafe and meet up with her friends for coffee a few times a week. Everyone loved her, and everyone knew that she did not want to hear about politics. If someone tried to start talking politics, she would say “NO politics! No politics or I’m going home!” And because everyone loved her so, they immediately changed the subject.
I have seen friendships lost because of politics. I have seen thoroughly nice people turn into yelling maniacs because of politics. Saddest of all, I have seen family members stop talking with their families because of politics. We in America are extremely lucky to have freedom of speech and so much more. But this doesn’t mean that we have the right to shove our political opinions down someone else’s throat, especially when they make it very clear that they do not want to engage.
It’s a touchy subject, and voting is a private affair. Luckily, most of us can agree to disagree. Just speaking for myself, I would much rather keep my dearest friends and leave politics out then lose them because of politics.