My name is Kevin and I have been a member of Newsvine since 2010. I have read hundreds of articles posted on this website written by different authors. Many described their dissatisfaction in regards to government policies and their dislike for Democrats or Republicans. There have been articles that down right attack the ideals of both political parties. Some of the respondents attack members with different political beliefs.
Recently I posted three articles, all of which surround a letter that would be sent to the members of congress. The letter is strongly worded and it describes our dissatisfaction with congresses performance. It doesn't single out any particular political party it simply describes some of the issues that plague our country and their failure to work together to resolve them. It also states we have asked them for years to resolve these issues but they have ignored our voices therefore the time for asking has past now it is time to demand.
I specifically posted the three articles to see if members would come together and have the ability to find common ground on the subjects addressed in the letter. Also to see if members could work together and come up with a version of the letter that would be satisfactory to the majority. I went as far as submitting it to a petition website so people could sign it.
The proposals in the letter were not unreasonable and they could be beneficial to the citizens of our country. Some of the responses were negative and attacking in nature. I am not insulted by the overall response to the proposals or the letter. The responses clearly prove what I believed would occur prior to posting the articles to begin with and they are as follows;
People in general like to spew garbage out of their mouths.
People say things just to hear themselves speak.
People enjoy attacking others and are not interested in working with other people to achieve a common goal.
People complain about everything and refuse to do anything to change it.
People tend to be cowards.
People are all talk and no action.
Yes, I know this isn't the best way to win friends or influence people but it is the unfortunate truth.
If you only want to spew garbage out of your mouth and do nothing more than complain then you are clearly part of what is wrong with this country. We should be working together in a way that helps resolve the issues that plague our society. So please, do everyone a favor and stop belittling those with different opionions than your own; stop your whining or crawl back under the rock you came out from under. The rest of us would like to fix our problems, not compound them.
Don't bitch and complain if you're not going to do anything more than expel garbage from your mouth. Take a long hard look in the mirror for what you will see is part of the problem and not the solution and that is why I titled this article Action talks and bullshit walks.
If the shoe fits wear it.
A little information about myself;
I am over fifty. If you haven't noticed, I tend to be outspoken, I say it like I see it.
I love my country and want our country to prosper for my children's sake.
What ever I post on Newsvine I would say to your face. If you want to attack me, go on if it makes you feel better. You are entitled to your opinion whether I agree with it or not.
I am considering starting a group called Action speaks louder than words if you would be interested in joining the group let me know.
Group discussions will be free of party rhetoric. We will focus on topics such as, the letter to congress, the problems that plague our country and what we can do to help resolve them.
Thank you for reading the article and participating in the poll.
Have a great day. :)