President Trump gave his State of the Union address yesterday. Most of the people who applauded and supported him were (of course) on the Republican side. Most Democrats felt completely different when it came to their own views. I remember how similar it was with Clinton’s and Obama’s State of the Union address (with their own parties supporting). Today’s Daily Thought is not about who is right or wrong, but rather how divided this country has become. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinions, and if those opinions become diverse enough then you could easily have what we have now: A country divided. The real trick here is to disagree without showing bouts of hatred. If a party can shut down the government I find it hard to believe that they are doing so for the benefit of the people unemployed. On the other hand the case for impeachment never seemed so futile. There was no way that this sitting President was ever going to get removed from office with his party’s backing, no matter what he ‘allegedly’ did or did not do. We are now at a standstill and what happens next will most likely be determined by numbers. Trump may very well avoid impeachment, but will that benefit him in the upcoming 2020 elections? For the record, there isn’t anything technically wrong with a divided country. Our opinions ‘should’ hopefully make us even better as we progress to our future. The good will never be fully appreciated until we first experience the bad. This is the way life has always been. Just like all the negative and positive things in your life made you the person you are today, the same can be said for us as a nation. The real question here is “How much further do we have to go?” Will we ever have a country where racism and sexism no longer play a part in our politics? Will we ever have a country where our political views mirror the desires of our people and not the views of our parties? When will we ever realize that our immigrants, minorities and women helped to make us great? We still have a long way to go, but we have to realize that mistakes will be made along the way. Our strength comes from what we ‘learn’ from those mistakes. You have to believe that time (and knowledge) will root out all the negativity in our way of thinking. We must continue until we get it right. It is not about who’s right or wrong, but who is willing to initiate ‘change.’ Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Brother Bill Jolly, Jon Bon Jovi and Brett Jolly