Tuesday, August 15, 2006
The political debate....Here I go!!!!
After my Cindy Sheehan post, something inside of me wanted to know...am I a true Republican. My views are not as strong as most Republicans and I seem to but heads with my family on a ton of political issues. And unlike many people, I do not like to incite political debates that lead into screaming matches. But I got a little wine in me last night and my dinner table turned into a "who can talk the loudest" match. My mother and my mother in law came over for dinner...die hard Republicans.
I took some political test online and it said that I was more of a reformist, but a secondary party would be Republican for me.
Do we truly know for sure which side of the fence we are on, or is there a middle ground? After all I voted for Bush, but really cannot stand him...second term only... First term, I think that he acted the best he new how to 911 and I think he was a strong leader during the time of our nations tragedy...Many Democrats would agree I think. But his second term has been nothing but me questioning the "good intentions" of our leader. I am a Republican that believes in same sex marriage...for good reason...my brother is gay. He deserves the same rights as anyone. I am Pro-life, but do not indulge in the abortion debate.. it is my personal belief. I do not believe building a wall around the United States as a good stance on illegal immigration...Remember Communist China had a Great Wall! I do not like the social security system and am for a 401k plan...I do not believe that I will ever see the $25000 I have invested in social security thus far. I do not like the current tax brackets. With Hubby's and my income I enter a different bracket, but still...really just get by. I do not know where I stand on the Death Penalty..that is a .."if I face that situation, I will know," kinda thing. I believe in looking for other source of power other than oil. I think that the electoral college needs changing, that they should HAVE to vote the way their citizens voted. I believe in a strong home based military and a well taken care of military. My brother is a Marine and could die doing his job...he should be honored. I believe teachers and education needs taken care of. I think that foreign affairs are very important, BUT, some societies need to be left alone.
My mother in law said "I will change you", but with the old school way of thinking, I don't think you will.
So I guess this is the first time I have been really open about my views.. Please don't scream at me....they are my views ...I respect and ALWAYS listen to what others have to say as well. Open to change I suppose.....
so am I a Republican???
Posted by EJL at 06:38