Guest contributor Joseph George shares his thoughts about the political landscape in Prince William County. Joseph ran unendorsed for the school board seat in the Neabsco District in the last election. We hope he continues his county involvement.
Still Learning the Prince William County Political Landscape
As a person who is still new to the political landscape of PWC, many of the current situations remind me of a circumstance that I became a part of during a leadership training class that I attended:
Two people were having a disagreement. One person stated that this house had four windows and two doors, where as the other believed the house in question had five windows and one door. Each side presented diagrams and provided downloads of city permits to validate their perspectives. When neither side was willing to concede, insults were thrown, challenges of the other’s level of intelligence were made, and conspiracies of a bigger scheme were made. I decided to intercede by asking what the address of the house in question was. Upon hearing of the location, I informed them they were both correct, which caused both combatants to look confused. One was referring to the front side of the house, while the other was referring to the backside of the house.
I feel that many of the political conversations over the past several months in PWC have been doing the same thing, defending someone’s perspective, without considering the other’s viewpoint, even becoming venomous in their justification. The next three situations are solely from my experiences and background.