Stop the mudslinging in politics

Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2010

In our world of politics, we have come to a place where we get off the topic of important issues prevalent to today's society and work harder on digging up dirt on the opposing politician. This shift in focus causes the unity of our great country to be broken. An example of this would be the Miller vs. Murkowski campaign.

It was poor leadership on both their parts to resort to mudslinging. Obviously, politicians want to win and rally votes for themselves, but finding a politician who will do so honourably is hard to come by. Shouldn't the focus be on the politician's own values and his/her stance on the issues instead of trying to build himself/herself up by breaking others down?

Politicians: do not show negativity in your campaign, but let us see your honourable character. Embrace the unity that our founding fathers strived for. This is possibly the highest way to honour those who you work for: the American people.

Heather Davey, Kasilof

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