This letter reflects the opinions of Sebastian Hamirani, an economics senior and president of Cal Poly Democrats.
It has been almost a year since President Obama took office, and almost a quarter of his first term has passed. But, for better or worse, we also wave goodbye to a decade. Some are calling it “The Decade from Hell”–and perhaps rightly so.
It seems the Christmas “underwear bomber” has shined a spotlight back on the War on Terror, and I have been disappointed to say the least about the rhetoric I’ve been hearing from both parties on this subject.
I’m willing to guess that the most common way to start a political discussion is with the question “are you a Democrat or a Republican?” From there, the discussion all too often goes downhill.