In light of the upcoming election day I have decided to write a rant on the ever popular bashing of the opponent.
Why is it that every year we simply cannot have an election where the opponents do not verbaly attack their opponent? I can't turn on a T.V. without seeing someone say that another person is completely lying to the general public and should not be (re)elected.
I know that as United States citizens we have the right to talk bad about another person, but some of these ads are getting just rediculous. It is one thing to attack an opponent because they did something wrong, but to attack their oppenents family is just wrong.
This sort of thing is happening in my state at the moment. We have the Republican incubent Jim Talent attacking the family of Democrat Claire McCaskill because of something her husband did. (In case you're wondering, he attacked her husband, saying that he avoided paying his taxes for three years.)
So, I have come up with the question: In an election, should opponents be able to attack their opponent because of something their family did? My answer to this, of course, is no. That's why, in this election, I am a firm supporter of Claire McCaskill. (Well, it's not the only reason, but you get the general idea.)
Just in general I am tired of seeing ads about what the other person has done wrong. Just shut up and say what you'll do right. Trust me, the government does not need anymore conflict.
I'm Chris Helton, and I approve of this message.