Did I mention how much I HATE weaving in ends. Yes, HATE it. But they are finished my mish mash mixed up socks. They truly are asymmetrical. I didn’t realize until after they were finished that I did a garter stitch border on the one heel flap and not the other. Oh well, isn’t diversity the spice of life?
Which leads me to the part of my post where I get up on my soap box.
I have encountered of late a certain cadre of individuals, not all together but randomly, different people in different places and situation but of the same mind set. The one common thread of these individuals is that of “majority rules”.
Does it have to do with the two topics that people are not supposed to discuss in polite company? Yes, gentle readers, I’m afraid it does; religion and politics.
Of course like most people, I have my own beliefs and opinions that have been formed and shaped over the years based on my own life experiences. My assumption is that this is still allowable and acceptable in this country.
The people who founded this country understood the dangers of religious and political bias and created laws and a system of checks and balances to prevent this country from becoming corrupted by those who would seek to create a state religion or a political system with little or no room for debate or dissension.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
This is stated in the first amendment of the Constitution.
America is a country of diverse cultures, religions, backgrounds and beliefs. It grieves me that this diversity is seen as a threat by some instead of our greatest strength. Although I don’t always agree with others regarding their views I feel like I at least try to listen and understand while exercising my right to voice a dissenting opinion. I hope that I am always able to do so.