Modern Politics: Food Fight …

The 2020 election is already in full swing. Twenty plus candidates have already thrown their name in the ring for the Democratic Party. In in the past two nights, they debated in two shifts (10 each night). Being in the California timezone, the debates were late here on the east coast. So, I went to bed and waited for the media to give their reports.

It went pretty much the way I expected … very little surprises and lots of “let’s get rid of the guy I office now.”

I don’t want to get political here, I will leave that for others to tweet, post, rant, praise, or share on other social media platforms. But I do want to share one quote that stuck with me.

During the first big melee on night two, bantering and bickering was the norm … all about age differences, policy differences, priority differences, and more. Shouting ensued … but it was all brought to order when Kamala Harris gave what I think was the one liner of the night …

“America does not want to witness a food fight. They want to know how we’re going to put food on their table.”

It got the debate back on track. But it made me think.

  • I think we do want to witness a food fight. We are warped and we think we are more important and our ways are more important than others. This is way too sad. What will it take for us to be more selfless and wanting the best in others? What will it take for Washington to be public servants again?
  • People do want to know they are going to be okay, that there will be food on the table. Unfortunately, too many look to Washington to get this done. There is a personal responsibility that we need to take ourselves. Work is important and part of the world in which God created. We should help others, help those in need, care for those who can’t care for themselves. But don’t look to others to do what we should be doing ourselves.
  • There are more important things than food. Man shall not live by bread alone. But it’s hard to talk about bread of life when they need bread to survive.

I know it will be an interesting race for 2020.

Me? I put my trust in our Lord who has it all in His hands.

One thought on “Modern Politics: Food Fight …

  1. This really sums it all up nicely…“I think we do want to witness a food fight.” And that really is sad. We seem to crave the drama, the personal attacks, seeing that someone else is brought low. Somehow all of that makes us feel better.

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