Political discussions tend to bring out strong emotions in people, regardless of how much an individual proclaims to not care. As removed as we often are from the actual processes of bill writing and enforcing, these are decisions that affect people’s lives in very real ways. It is important to not write these discussions off as just another card in a political agenda, and think about their long term consequences to the community at large. Because after all, what is more representative of a nation than the way it treats its citizens and the priorities of its citizens.
Just a few more hours left to go in Maryland. There are as always a number of important questions on the ballot this year: the state Dream Act, same sex marriage, casino expansions… if anything, this is a time to reflect upon our individual power to affect change.