When Democrats find I’m a Conservative, the rhetorical question is: “So, you’re a bigot, hu?” Unfortunately, there is a common misconception all Conservatives are gay-bashing, KKK “Tea-baggers” whose goal is to shove their religion down everyone’s throat. Admittedly, there are some on the right who resemble said statement; however, there are those of us whom do not. The following is an effort to clear-up where it is I stand on homosexuality and gay marriage.
First, let’s establish one thing: I do not take “Chick-Fil-A’s” position on gay marriage. A true Christian, who does not believe in homosexuality, realizes all God’s children were put on Earth to make choices ~and, answer accordingly! The fall out between God and the Devil is said to have occurred over a similar incident. The Devil thought it best humans be programed to obey Lord and Law. However, the Lord wanted humans to have free choice; he wanted to know the loyalty and love was due to choice, not force ~the rest is history. If it wasn’t proper to regulate choice then, what makes it proper now?
Personally, I believe it’s cogently evident, if humans were meant to have sex with the same gender; we would have been born with the same reproductive characteristics. I don’t believe however, it’s my place to judge or mandate others whom do not believe the same. I’m educated enough to realize, what I desire sexually, may not be what another desires. Therefore, what God given right do I have, which would entitle me to force my desires or moral choices upon another? None has such a right!
Why does it matter who a person loves? Shouldn’t it only matter that they love? After all, homosexuals are not mandating all mankind marry or love someone of the same sex; they just want acceptance for ones who choose to. Society is full of rapists, robbers, thieves, cheats, murders and liars; if someone wants to love, damn it, let them love! “Judge thee unless thee be judged!” It is no one’s business! Those who believe it is their business, needs an Ethics lesson.
Aware this piece will offend Republicans and Democrats alike, I add this:
Quit trying to divide and concur! We are all occupants of the earth, we each have our own values; moral choices to make; are all different in some way; all are sinners; and finally, not one of us are better than the other ~regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, or financial status. Elephant or Ass, minus worldly possessions, we are equal!
United we stand ~divided we fall!
Let me be candid for a moment. Not as a Republican or Democrat, but instead as a logical American. Lately there has been a lot of bitchin’ about Voter ID laws, and frankly I am tired of hearing the constant whining. In America, ID is required to purchase beer and cigarettes; to cash a check or sign-up for entitlements; to enter a bar or drive an automobile; what’s more, emergency rooms and physicians require identification to be treated. These requirements are necessary to prevent fraud, underage sales of tobacco and alcohol, and detour identity theft. Why is it so terrible to require an ID to vote? It protects the election process from fraud.
Naysayers assert Voter ID laws are set up to discriminate against the low-income, disabled, and minorities. I say balderdash! All three (low-income, disabled, and minorities) must show ID to drive, cash checks, buy beer and cigarettes, and sign-up for food stamps and Medicaid; therefore, there is no logic to such an argument. Yet, this is the precise skewed argument the Department of Justice and left is spewing.
Thirty-one states now require proof of ID before allowing constituents to cast a vote: strict photo ID states include Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Photo ID states include, Alabama, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, and South Dakota -16 others have non-photo ID laws. Some Democratic governed states vetoed similar laws.
Democrats claim the Republican push for tougher Voter ID laws is politically motivated. And, I am certain that’s true. However, Democrats have the same agenda –political gain. It is in America’s best interest to have strict Voter ID laws; it will prevent fraud and preserve the election process. If memory serves correctly, in 2008 ACORN committed election fraud in Obama’s favor –in 2004 the Bush election was tainted by Florida’s “hanging chads”, where Jeb Bush (George Bush’s brother) held an elected office. Personally, I believe tough Voter ID laws protect our voting right, not encroach it.
If you believed for one minute the “Super Committee” would succeed in compromising and acting in the best interest of “We the People”, then you’re an idiot! That’s right –an idiot! The Special Joint Committee, composed of six Democrats and six Republicans was set-up to fail from jump-start. The failure of the committee benefits both parties politically by letting each side save “face” with their parties and constituents; what’s more, it gives both sides ammunition for the up-coming 2012 election. After news of the committee’s failure hit the media, it took all of five minutes for Democrats and Republicans to start the proverbial finger-pointing.
Early this week, “… co-chairs of the bipartisan special joint committee said in a statement that “after months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline” (Ted Barrett, Kate Bolduan and Deirdre Walsh, CNN, 2011.p1.para.4).
Hard work –are they kidding? Sending e-mail back and forth holding your breath via emoticons is not working hard! Furthermore, there is not a bipartisan bone in the committee’s body. All took a stand before taking the job –Republicans demand entitlement and tax reform, while Democrats demand military cuts and higher taxes for the rich.
The “breaking” news was not surprising to most Americans. Now, if the committee would have succeeded, that would have been a surprise. Whether on the side of Democrats, Republicans, or Liberals, “The People” invested little faith in this two-party “super” con. Why would they? Congress had already caused America’s credit downgrade by acting like unreasonable children, with a “do it my way” or “hit the highway” attitude.
Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland and Pelosi pet, had this to say about the committee’s failure: “Many will portray this failure as the inevitable consequence of two partisan sides refusing to give ground…suggesting blame should lie with Republicans” (FoxNews.com, 2011.para.19). Partisan? That’s not the word we are using Mr. Van Hollen!
Thoroughly disgusted with the committee’s failure, Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee ranted to the press: “On its current course the federal government is projected to spend almost $44 trillion over the next 10 years, and it is nothing short of an embarrassment, an absolute national disgrace and failure of leadership that we cannot agree on even a paltry $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over that time frame” (Ted Barrett, Kate Bolduan and Deirdre Walsh, CNN, 2011p.2.para.2). Lack of leadership and embarrassing is an understatement Mr. Corker! The committee’s failure is a threat to America’s national security by cutting $600 billion from the Department of Defense.
If $600 billion is cut from defense, the first department to suffer will be Veteran services; what’s more, soldiers on the front line will NOT be properly equipped to protect themselves and this country. Fathom this: soldiers without life-saving helmets; short supplies of ammunition; production of War Ships and Army tanks halted; massive drops in recruitment; Heroes blowing their brains out because they received inapt mental health services for PTSD; a growth in homeless veterans; and finally, World War 3 breaks out and America has no money or troops to defend ourselves. Not pretty –is it? Solution: cut $1.2 trillion from our ever-growing, inapt, meddling government, and quit giving aid to China! Leave the Military alone! Remember 9/11 Jackasses?
However, not all in Congress are complete idiots (though trace amounts are present).
“Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., issued a statement about the mandatory cuts to defense, calling the sequester of $600 billion in defense spending a “threat to the national security interests of the United States and cannot be allowed to occur” (FoxNews.com, 2011.para.8).
A former prisoner of war, McCain has a special understanding about how the $600 billion cut to defense will affect military missions and rescues, and just how important proper training and equipment are to a soldier. The United States Military should be funded in front of any other program or department –government or social. We are living in times of 9/11, Nukes, and Martyr extremists –do we really want to be caught unprepared? Do we want our soldiers (someone’s child) going into a gunfight armed only with a knife?
President Obama, who has been absent during the committee’s effort for compromise, is the con of all cons; he put in place a political strategy via automatically triggered $1.2 trillion in tax hikes and military cuts –while limiting cuts on entitlements. Obama knew this committee would not succeed –the battle over the debt ceiling, entitlement reform, tax reform, and Obama Care proved no bipartisanship exists in Congress.
“President Obama said he would veto any effort by lawmakers to repeal a requirement for $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts to be triggered after the Super Committee failed to agree on terms to save the country $1.2 trillion over a 10-year span” (FoxNews.com, 2011.para.1).
“If we don’t act, taxes will go up for every single American, starting next year. And I’m not about to let that happen,” Obama said Monday” (Sam Rolley, 2011.para.4).
Now that’s rich! Obama doesn’t want taxes to go up? Oh, that’s right –he only wants the “rich” to pay “their fair share”. The problem with this concept is, rich is a matter of perception; a poor man’s rich is different from that of a wealthy man’s rich. Additionally, one that smells of money may very well have rubbed on advertisement cologne. A person with an annual income of $1 million for example, might have $990,000 or more in bills and taxes, leaving less than $10,000 a year to live on –that’s not rich; that’s a “rich man’s poor”. Who defines rich? When it comes to taxes –the President and acting Congress, that’s who! Given the judgment used in spending tax money thus far, can Americans trust Washington?
This “Super” con was nothing more than a drain on taxpayer dollars and a waste of time –which is par for the course in the current administration. With the American economy in extreme peril and a plethora of people out of work, Americans are fed up with both sides –Americans need effective leadership! A people without proper leadership will wonder aimlessly to their certain destruction.
Barrett, T., Bolduan, K., Walsh, D. (2011, November 22). What’s next after ‘super committee’ failure?. CNN.
FoxNews.com. (2011, November 22). Obama to veto any attempt to roll back
automatic cuts after committee’s inability to reach debt deal.
FoxNews.com. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/21/clock-ticks- down-to-super-committee-failure/?cmpid=cmty_email_Gigya_Obama_to_Veto_Any_Attempt_to_Roll_Back_Automatic_Cuts_After_Committee%27s_Inability_to_Reach_Debt_Deal#ixzz1edjR8H9K
Rolley, S. (2011, November 25). Super committee may have raised your
payroll taxes. Personal Liberty Digest. http://www.personalliberty.com/news/supercommittee-may-have-raised-your-payroll-tax/?eiid=&rmid=2011_11_25_PLA_[P11555299]&rrid=395205494
Obama Sets Stage for 2012
Politicians are back at each others’ throats; pointing
fingers and spewing skewed political rhetoric. It is looking as if the debates
and public butt & baby kissing have begun. President Obama calmly ranted
about the stall tactics of the GOP and Speaker Boehner, making it clear to the
public that the Republicans are not willing to work toward a solution and
Boehner is the problem. However, John Boehner called his own press conference
to tell the American public that the problem was again within the White House;
moreover, Boehner suggests that the communication issue and stall tactics are
the President’s doing –not his. Are these Democrats and Republicans fighting
for their plight and people –or to keep their seat in office? This writer tends
to think the latter.
“I thought it would be useful for me to just give you
some insight into where we were and why I think we should have moved forward
with this big deal” (MSNBC, 2011), says President Obama in a news conference on
July 22, 2011. Obama goes on to make it clear that he is doing everything in
his power to get this Debt Reduction and Deficit Reduction package signed –even
if it meant going against some of his constituents. It is definitely looking a
lot like election time in Washington; the self-serving speeches have already
started. Of course John Boehner could not let such allegations go unanswered,
therefore, he called for his own press conference to rebut. Speaker Boehner
accuses the President of “moving the goal posts”, emphatically stating, “It’s
time to get serious…if the White House won’t get serious, we will” (MSNBC,
2011). From the grand- stand it looks like the Iowa primaries!
Eleven days before the deadline of default, a practical
solution to this stale-mate is still not visible; one party is fighting for the
rich and the other for the poor (big companies vs. entitlements). Republicans
are accusing Democrats of robbing the ‘rich’ to support the poor, where, the
Democrats are accusing the Republicans of trying to ‘push grandma off a cliff’
by cutting Medicare and Medicaid. Obama accuses Boehner of not controlling his caucus
of “ideological freshmen” who are steadfast in their stand against any tax
hike, claiming he has been “left at the altar a couple of times already” –insinuating
if not for that fact the debt problem would be fixed by now. And, of course no
banter would be complete without Nancy Pelosi putting in her two cents worth,
suggesting, “Speaker Boehner’s adult moment is long overdue” (MSNBC, 2011); as
if she has room to speak.
Boehner however, takes the high road when asked if his
relationship with Obama was damaged beyond repair by simply saying, “The disconnect
in the talks with the White House was “not because of different personalities,
but because of different visions for our country” (MSNBC, 2011). Additionally,
he reassured the public and media that this disagreement and Obama’s public reprimand
and blame placing did not affect their relationship whatsoever. Boehner went on
to assure the American people that he was “confident that Congress can act next
week” (MSNBC, 2011). For some reason these words of confidence do not comfort
the underpaid, over-worked, uninsured, taxpaying Americans that can barely feed
their families. Similarly, it does not give comfort to the disabled and
elderly, who sometimes go without food or electric so they can pay for
The President ordered Speaker Boehner, Nancy Pelosi,
Harry Reid, and Mitch McConnell to be at the White House at 11:00am on Saturday
July 23, 2011 for a Congressional meeting to discuss raising the debt ceiling through
to 2013 (this sets the stage for re-election plans). If these House members and
politicians would work as hard on getting things done as they do blaming
another for it not being done, a lot more would get done. Two hours of potential
Congressional talks time were wasted tonight in this political self-serving
media frenzy; moreover, this political stunt unfortunately shows the American
people and the world that our Government officials do not have the ethics or
capacity to effectively run this country or pay our debts –let alone act like
adults. They are all right in one aspect; the American people want the economy
back on track and are tired of the unscrupulous government spending, in
addition too, the ‘passing the buck’ and political rhetoric. Election 2012 is
just around the corner, now is not the time to be committing tyranny or defaulting
on loans, instead it is time to keep the promises made in the last election and
listen to ‘The People’.
MSNBC. (2011, July 22). Boehner pulls out of White House debt talks. Msnbc.com.