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I don't write or talk much about politics.
I have friends who have strong opposing opinions,
and I value my friends.
I don't care about their political or religious beliefs.
Friendship, in the long run, is more important.
However, I get some unpleasant arguments, articles, jokes,
and stories, from people who assume I agree with them,
so let's get past this if we can.
I am a Democrat, at least on most issues.
I am an environmentalist, a Tree Hugger.
I LOVE trees, and they're slaughtering all the forests around my home
to make way for malls and car washes!
I'm for the little guy, although I have wealthy friends
who I would not do anything to hurt.
I think rich people do OK without my support.
I'm not running the world, so who cares what I think?
I'm always surprised when somebody does.
A lot of my friends and enemies have died.
How important do our political arguments seem now?
The world I can look around and SEE,
and the friends I can communicate with TODAY,
are more important than which crooked politicians we're rooting for.
Nobody's opinion ever changes much anyway.
I toss this out there just so you know.
Friends should know.
So, now that that's out of the way,
I hope we can get back to the life, music,
and the personal problems that huddle around us every day.
I feel better already.
Copyright © May 25, 2001 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved.