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Pray, Vote, Trust

by James N. Watkins

Posted: November 6, 2018

Thoughts on going to the polls in a divided nation…

I’m not sure what I hate most: the commercials for hemorrhoids, feminine itching and ED cures or the divisive political commercials. If you believe all the negative ads, you’ll believe no one on the ballot is worthy of election. (I’d prefer that annoying Phillips lady to most candidates.)

A new study by Michigan State University notes: Far From United: Political Divide In America The Worst It’s Ever Been. Researcher and author, Zachary Neal, writes:

  • What I’ve found is that polarization has been steadily getting worse since the early 1970s. Today, we’ve hit the ceiling on polarization. At these levels, it will be difficult to make any progress on social or economic policies.
    [You can read a summary of Neal's report on Study Finds, with additional links—Editor].

So, here are a few of my favorite non-partisan, a-political posts and newspaper columns that address this new un-civil war:

Your vote is important, so get out and vote! I’m Jim Watkins, and I approve this message.

Post-election note: Also see Greg Asimakoupoulus' thoughts on this year's election, "Divided Loyalties."

Jim Watkins is a humorist, author, and speaker who says of himself that he "loves God, his family, writing, speaking and Chinese food—in that order"

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Posted: November 6, 2018

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