Ever stop to consider how much politics can drive our daily decisions if we allow it to do so?
For instance, do you only drive a certain kind of car because it reflects where you stand?
We all know people who will only drive American-made automobiles or green vehicles or cars made by manufacturers that never took bailout money.
When shopping for groceries, do we spend time looking for foods made with non-GMO vegetables and grains or free-range meats and humanely raised egg and dairy products?
Does our clothing come from non-sweatshop manufacturers?
And do we shun designers who promote gun control or utilize images like the American flag that could be offensive to some?
You get the point.
Is it really just part of being an informed consumer or is it choosing to be upset over things that really don't have any kind of lasting impact on our lives?
This is more evidence of the power of politics to poison everything it touches.
The very nature of politics is to pit us against one another in a contest to see who gets to tell the other what to do.
The more areas of our lives we allow to become infected with politics, the more each of us will find opportunity for conflict.
Does that improve the world in any measurable way?
People who clearly know what they stand for don't need to bend others to their viewpoint.
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