There are so many of us that get all worked up over politics its a taboo subject. We wouldn't dare bringing the subject up at a family event - shit would hit the fan with everyones heated views. Anyway, after reading this post, editing, and resaving over and over again for the last two weeks I decided: You read me, so you must already be OK with the fact that I'm crazy, why not just let it ALL hang out?
Plus, It could be really liberating.
I used to think I was a Republican, mainly because I believe in LESS government intervention and lower taxes but because of my reasons I haven't always voted Republican... (Ron Paul comes to mind). But the last few years or so I've argued on boths sides on different issues.
So for better or worst here the are:
I figure why not just jump right in so I'm here to tell you that I’m for it! Why wouldn’t I be? After all, I want less government intervention - period. I do not believe in policy's put into place to control our free will or the free will of others. The thing that I don’t understand is why most Republicans go against this? It really confuses me. If two adults can meet in Vegas drunk as a skunk, walk into a chapel and get married then have it annulled three days later… because "oops I was drunk and don't really know this person" well hypocrisy stares me in the face with our so called laws. When a nice gay couple who have been together for 20 years are not allowed the same sheet of paper?
Why do we care what goes on in the bedroom? Not to mention the fact that straight people are not so great at marriage either. Have you noticed our looked at our climbing divorce rate? I'm not saying they should get married in your church but before a judge for a legal sheet of paper allowing families to write wills and share insurance why on earth not - why all the sudden is our government playing God? Isn't this what we fought wars over, the reason our country is so great today our right to free will, a fair crack at life? I'm not saying that everyone will agree with me but maybe just maybe my arguments can help a few step back and take a closer look.
You see for years Mr. Arkansas have had this same debate... and it wasn't until this year that he's came around and now debates on my side of the table on this issue :+)
Whew, now that I've stirred the pot lets keep going shall we?
What a great way to bring in revenue for America and put a lot of bad guys out of business. Not only will we have a whole new crop to harvest, sell and fancy hemp sheets but we will also sell more video games, Mountain Dew, and popcorn (just joking well sort of). Not to mention the fact that hemp oil is what our cars used to run off of and they did it well. It sounds a heck of a lot better than sending our kids overseas to fight for it. I won't get all hippie on you but if you take the time to really research the facts you might be enlightened to find that we can grow hemp without growing marijuana. It's pretty much a win for everyone. Again aren’t Republicans all about government not regulating our businesses? So why are the liberals for this and republicans against it? It would save billions a year and we’d put a lot of drug lords out of business win-win.
Hate them. With a passion.
I also believe some things are worth fighting over FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, our Country but for goodness sake not for OIL. We should get out now and please don’t even get me started on Libya I might stroke out. If a person votes Republican, does that mean they are voting for war? Are we killing more innocent people over OIL? Oil we could easily replace by using hemp in a matter of years. Or our we supporting our military so they will be provided everything they need to protect our country if we need it? Writing this makes me want to hug everyone of our millitary men and women. I am so thankful to live in a country with a military dedicated as ours is.
I think there was a time and place for unions. But this is NOT the time or the place. I'm sorry but I sit on the side of the company on this one, I honestly see what it means to say that unions protect lazy workers and overpay. Unions also have a way of holding back a business from making quick decisions (I work in the oil field - I know our system is jacked). Working in Corporate America has swayed me 100% Republican on my view here. Unions had a time and a place but so did Meth - remember WWII when we were giving it to our pilots? Just because "its been done this way for years" doesn't make it right for us at this time and place...
Nationalized Health Care:
Dare I even say it? I hate it.
I know a lot of you love it. So lets talk before you get upset and try and forget we every met - I agree that our system is broken. But its really only broken for those that are not provided insurance through their jobs and for small businesses (this is not all or even half of Americans so please leave ours alone). We can all agree something needs to be done but this is not the answer. It is going to cost businesses too much money to do business. And worst of all it will cost us jobs. Something that we can’t afford to lose right now. I could debate all day long about the problems with this system but to save you the headache lets just agree I’m against it.
Speaking of I have yet to file ours yikes (I still have two days).
I do not think its right that any person should have to pay taxes at a higher rate because they make more money. Everytime they do a good job and get a raise well congrats now your in a higher tax bracket. How on earth could we even let something like this take over?
On this issue I liked Huckabee's thoughts (This is not a quote): Make everyone pay the same percentage across the board via sales tax. Pick a number (15% – 20%) and everyone pays that on purchases they buy no income tax. Of course those with more money buy more things so in the end they would be paying more taxes but it would be based on consumption not how much you earn. Don’t give incentives to the poor to stay poor. Let’s actually live the American Dream and give back, but give back what is fair for everyone. If you are poor and don't have money then don't spend it.
Yes, everyone needs a little help from time to time but not generations. I actually know of a person that had another baby just to get more money from Welfare. No joke, its gross and we need to fix the holes in this system. Welfare should be a way to help people get from here to there. They should have to pass a drug test and prepare for a job of some sort while collecting our tax dollars. This should not be a way of life nor should we allow it to become one. It’s just creating a new generation of lazy who are raised in this system and never get out of it. We are not helping them or ourselves at this point.
Whew... OK I'm off my soap box.
So you tell me did I just committed blog suicide?
Are you shaking your fist at me or Have you thought about these issues before? Where do you stand on them? I'd honestly love to hear your thoughts even if they don't match my own. Issues like these are so close to many of our hearts... sometimes its good to let it all hang out.
So let's hear it :+)
PS: I'll be back tomorrow to annouce the winners of both giveaways - there's still time to enter if you haven't already.