The taste of politics is disgusting

Karena Ozier, Columnist

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The political system is unappetizing. The easiest way for me to look at it is in terms of taste. It’s a system of sour and salty.

There seems to be no sweet side to the mixture. On either side that I look at, I see no compromise. No one is a little salty and a little sour. This is unappetizing.

I want to be able to discuss an issue with someone of the salty origin and still come to terms that there is no right or wrong way to solve a political problem.

I do not tend to associate myself with one distinct taste of politics because when it comes down to the discussion, any political side of a person turns to something disgusting.

I don’t like talking about politics with others because I don’t care about how you think this country should be run. Telling me will not make a difference.

I get that you might want to voice your opinion, but if you truly want something to change, tell someone who can do something about it instead of yelling at me because I may not agree with what you are saying. I might even hold my opinion on a topic because I don’t know enough information about what is being said—which seems to be another problem with politics.

People try to debate on a topic they do not even know all of the facts about. If you do your research and you look at more than one source and can piece together what actually happened instead of listening to one (possibly biased) news source, problems might actually get fixed.

It is common sense. I learned in elementary school that if you tell one person one thing, the last person might end up hearing something else.

Since traveling outside of the United States, I have seen what happens in other countries and how they are run.

When I came back from these trips, I was and still am so blessed to be back home.

Believe me when I say, we are not as bad as we think. As Americans, we are spoiled. I am proud to live in a country that allows anyone that is willing to work hard to live their dreams.

Sometimes you have to work hard to get what you want. Not everything is given. The world owes you nothing. Go out and earn your sweets.

Karena Ozier is a freshman elementary education major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].