March 19, 2008

Taking Account...

What if you were held accountable for every stupid thing someone in your life said or worse yet, what if everyone else was held accountable for every stupid thing you or I said? It seems rather unfair to put the consequences of someone else's words or actions onto another person, especially when there is nothing you can do to determine what will be said or done.

Yesterday Sen. Obama gave a speech addressing some of the things his former pastor said in a couple of his sermons a number of years ago. Sen. Obama shared that he did not agree with the way some of the racial issues had been preached from the pulpit by his former pastor. What seems unfair to me is that people have called on Sen. Obama to take account for those words spoken by another individual as if somehow they were his words, ideas or beliefs. It would be equally unfair to think that Sen. Clinton should be held accountable for her husband's unfaithfulness in marriage while he served as President. It's not as though we are talking about children but grown adults that are making their own choices, both in word and deed and I sit here wondering at what point will people be held accountable for their own words and actions?

4 comments:

Holly said...

well said, my friend.

but not so sure hillary doesn't play a part in bill's dumb choice...hmmmm.

Matt said...

interesting, i wondered if anyone would bring up a different perspective on that one. care to elaborate?

NEALLL said...

man nagi that speech he gave was money

Holly said...

I agree that it is silly to hold Obahama accountable for some of the pastors viewpoints but when someone is united in marriage...that's a whole different example. I am not AT ALL disagreeing that Prez Clinton is a big boy and his choice to mess around in the White House (none the less) was so dumb and a reflection of his character BUT Hillary is not seperate from that. She is united to him in marriage and because of that, I am certain there is two sides to this action. I would LOVE to be their therapist and dig in to the marriage- in my wimpy opinion she should not be running but working on restoring this marriage.

(holy cow- I am all fired up now!)