Sunday, June 3, 2007

politics

Talking politics is hard for me. Not because I don't have opinions, but because I feel so passionately about the ones I do have. I start thinking about the way our world is and the backs of my arms start to tingle. (Does anyone else feel emotions above their elbows?)

I start to think about what our country started out as, what it should have been, what it is today, and I can feel my blood pressure go up. I start to become angry. Anger degrades into bitterness. Bitterness yields to apathy. And I just want to stick my head in the sand and forget about the whole mess and hope it goes away.

And that is what "they" want.

"They"- our political leaders. Bush. Clinton. Hillary. And all their ilk who have created them, support them, and keep them in power. "They" do not want a thinking America. "They" want a complacent America. An America with its head so far up its ass that it thinks that turning over freedom will improve safety.

Hillary is an evil woman. She is the continuation of the bush-clinton-bush line and I oppose everything they work for.

America is closer now to becoming a dictatorship then it was under King George when the founding fathers rebelled against his tea tax. Can you imagine their reaction to the taxes we face today?

Hearing that Hillary wants to get rid of the "ownership society" scares the hell out of me. The people who scream the loudest for sacrificing and selfless behavior are the ones who want to be on the receiving end of said sacrificing.

Think that may not be true? Then point to examples of people that promote that lifestyle and look at their personal life. The type of house they live in. The clothes they wear. The luxuries they surround themselves with.

It is not the government's job to take care of us. It is their job to protect us from outside forces and the use of force here at home.

How can the government protect us when we need protection from them and all of their interfering ways?

How many of you, when driving down the street, see a cop car and feel negatively? Whether it's fear, anger, hatred, bitterness, resentment. Honestly how do you feel? Do you double check yourself to make sure you aren't doing anything that could be seen as illegal? Do you ask your kids to sit up straight in the car? Do you lower the pop can you were sipping from so they don't see it and think it is a beer? Do you start thinking of what to say to them if they pull you over and asking you questions?

I am afraid of the cops.

What an awful thing to feel. They are our first line of defense. They are our heroes. They are the ones who rescue us when things go badly.

But because of all the bullshit laws they have to enforce, I am afraid of them. Not because I've done anything. But because of what will happen if they perceive that I have done something.

Welfare- Temporary welfare is one thing. The people who live off of it long-term and keep breeding so their checks are bigger- that's just wrong wrong wrong.

When a person spends 1/5th to 1/2 of the year working just to pay their taxes- the system is pretty frelled. There is so little left after pay-day that there is no room for thinking of other people's needs. It's all I can do at the end of the month to pay my own bills. But what a life we could live if our taxes were 1/20th of what they are now.

Ron Paul- I think Ron Paul is an opportunity for America to begin the journey back to what it once was and should be.

He is an amazing man and when I click on this link to see what he stands for: I just feel like maybe there is a chance for America to be great again.

Here are his bullet points. I know bullet points are boring and easy to skim. But actually read what he does not support. Read what he does support.

*He has never voted to raise taxes.
*He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
*He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
*He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
*He has never taken a government-paid junket.
*He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
*He voted against the Patriot Act.
*He voted against regulating the Internet.
*He voted against the Iraq war.
*He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
*He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

I like Ron Paul and have yet to find a point that I disagree with.

9 comments:

Poodles Rule said...

Did you see him on Real Time with Bill Maher? It was pretty funny!

Fiery Ewok said...

Nah, we dont' get any tv out here in the boonies. The only tv shows I watch are the ones that come out a season at a time. Then I gorge on the ones I love.

So how did you think he came across?

Was it funny in a good way? or

Funny in a "my god he's a dipshit" way? or

Funny in a "he'll never be President because he is a thinking, reasoning human being and they'll kill him before he gets there" way?

:-D Don't leave me hanging, I want details!!!

BigTex71 said...

*He has never voted to raise taxes.
*He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
*He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
*He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
*He has never taken a government-paid junket.
*He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
*He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.


This also describes me! Vote BigTex71 for President is 2008!

Seriously, though- I have thought about getting into politics before... but I feel it would be fruitless because I am a thinking, reasoning human being in touch with the working class 30-something white guys. :)

janice said...

I heard Ron Paul being interviewed (on radio) and he says he reads the constitution and if a vote comes up and it's not in the constitution he gives it a NO vote. Sounds like a great way to represent the people.

Poodles Rule said...

Fiery,
Thank God (ha) for you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV2bjMMw114

He is one republican I might be able to get behind, I wish I could find his views on gay marriage though.

He was actually kinda witty...

Fiery Ewok said...

Bigtex when you go on the campaign trail will you wear a big Stetson so everyone knows what a good ole boy you are?

:-D

Fiery Ewok said...

Poodles Rule- :-)

I found this link for you
Federal Marriage Amendment written by Ron Paul.

On a quick perusal I would guess that he thinks the constitutional amendment is a bad idea, and he thinks gay marriages should be up to each individual state.

I didn't take a lot of time to read all the way through this one. Somedays legaleeze makes my eyes blur and today was one of those.

BigTex71 said...

I saw Ron Paul on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night. I really like the guy. But he is a thinking, reasoning human being and I just don't think he will be able to make it. But I am leaning towards him and Fred Thompson right now.

Fiery Ewok said...

*sigh* I don't know if he will make it or not. But for now, I am hoping so.

Ron Paul is getting totally screwed by national media. They absolutely refuse to cover him.

REALLY OFFENSIVE!!!!!!!!

And yes- that is meant to be shouting.

late- must sleep....

11:14 p.m. (just checkin' the time stamp)