- - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The person who originally said it is best not to discuss religion or politics was either a priest, a politician or both (yes, both can exist as one).

The topic “politics” has a very bad name among many and we all know why: politicians.

To proclaim it’s best not to discuss politics and/or religion was brilliant. Religion can be talked about forever and yet leave one with so many questions and so very few absolute answers.

Politics is a different animal. The more politics and politicians are ignored, the more politicians feel the freedom to go off course and forget why they became “civil servants” in the first place. They enjoy the shadows, especially when they have run astray from their responsibilities to the citizens and their “sacred” oaths of office.

Not discussing politics allows a nation’s foundation to crumble. The roach on the kitchen counter in the middle of the night is at ease as long as the light is not turned on.

One should be careful what one decides not to think about — and equally careful what one refuses to discuss.


Columbia, Md.

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