I was born and raised in a military family. My father was in the Coast Guard, Navy and retired out of the Air Force. We moved around a lot. Thirteen different cities and states before 6th grade. Spent most of my time in Alaska graduating from high school there. Traveled around a bit..different cities, different states when a fluke brought me where I am currently residing.
I am a conservative Republican. Anymore, lean a little further to the ‘tea party’ right. I will not say I have never voted Democrat (maybe once or twice) but hey, the Republican at that time sucked worse. Seems these days a lot of Republicans suck worse.
I believe it is a person’s civic duty to vote regardless of whether you think it will count or not. If you do not vote, you have no place in a ‘bitch fight’ with any politician. You did not vote so you have to accept things as they currently are. I also believe that if you vote, it is YOUR DUTY to KNOW who you are voting for. You don’t just vote Republican because you are a Republican. Same if you are a Democrat or Independent. It takes research. You cannot know a politician by just what you hear in the news. We all know that the news media for the most part, is owned by the current administration…or the people that are pulling the puppet strings.
What I write in my blogs is occasionally my ‘opinion’ but mostly a snippet from an article(s) hoping to entice you into reading it/them and developing your own opinion. I could condense all the articles in a post but when a person does that, you tend to interject your own thoughts thus possibly swaying someone to your way of thinking. That is not why I started to blog. I did it in the hopes of turning people into researchers and thus forming their own opinion. It seems too much these days that people believe what they are told. Unfortunately that is what has got us where we are today.
I believe in God as my creator and Jesus Christ as my savior. I believe Jesus Christ dies for our sins. I do not though put too much belief in organized religion. I believe that religion resides in your heart and your mind. If you live your life right, in that you do for others that are less fortunate then in the end you will do alright. Too many organized religions believe that THEY are the only true religion and that all others are wrong. Some believe that if you are a new-born and die before you are baptized you will go to hell. That is just STUPID! I believe that there are people who say they are ‘men of the cloth’ but in reality they would strip you of your belongings if they could get away with it.
I suppose you could call me racist. There are people of ALL races that I despise! I would never dislike you because of the color of your skin but I will dislike you because as a person you suck! I cannot stand people that play the race card. I also cannot stand people that blame other races for their current place in life. Some people have to work harder at life than other, just the way it is. I consider you a quitter if you blame others for your plight. It seems these days too many people want the easy life. They want everything good handed to them and they want it NOW. I am white but hey, being white did not give me a ticket to the pot at the end of the rainbow. I have worked for everything that I have, nothing was handed to me. I have never taken a government handout except for 6 weeks of unemployment when I was young. My family and I went without any insurance for many years which included two births. I had an employer screw me out of almost 2 years worth of Social Security taxes he took out of my checks. I reported him and the government did nothing. I have lived in places some of you would not cross the threshold of. I could have given up when things were not good but I didn’t. I went to college later in life and I paid on student loans for ten years after. There were times I felt like defaulting because people were doing it but hey, I borrowed the money, I pay it back. Now everyone whines that they owe money and they want the government to excuse some of what they owe. That is just STUPID! I have even heard some young people say that Joe Blow over there that has millions of dollars..well I should be able to have some of it, just because. That is the biggest STUPID there is!
I get really riled up these days with politics. I am beginning to think that there are more crooked politicians then there is not. I think they tell you what you want to hear so you elect them and they continue to tell you what you want to hear so you continue to re-elect them, all the while doing nothing they promised. I think as the years go by there are more and more of them that are doing ‘back door’ deals with special interest groups and lobbyists all the while thumbing their noses at the very people that elected them.
Politicians pass bills they have never read…Nancy Pelosi’s famous words on the passing of OCare…’let us get it passed and we will find out what is in it later’! Well they found out what was in it ‘later’ and now have been excused from the law by POTUS while the rest of us have to abide by the ‘POS’! It is my guess when it comes time for the Immigration bill, they will do the same thing. Even the ‘yahoos’ that drafted the bill have no idea what is in it. One was asked about the part of the bill that will give the illegal’s 2 or 3 times being caught with a fake passport before they are deported. What IDIOT drafted that part of the bill???? The one that was asked that question did not even know it was in the bill! Then there is the part of the bill dealing with ‘border security’. On the surface, it looks good but once read and thought about it is JUST WORDS. One of the drafters of that part of the bill, ex-Gov John Hoeven, was questioned on a cable news show and got incredibly tongue tied because that part of the bill is a ‘POS’, to be blunt. The whole thing is another ‘snow job’ on the people of America. The only reason any Republican wants the bill passed is because of POWER, MONEY and VOTES! All in the name of re-election. It seems they do very little for the actual people who elected them to watch their backs. Once in, there is only one back they watch and that is their own. I think it is called ‘political self-preservation’. They have all become what Sarah Palin once said ‘one of the good ole boys’.
So that is a little about me..in a nut-shell. Read my posts, believe what you want. Follow the article links. Do some research on your won. DEVELOP YOUR OWN OPINION. America is counting on you for her survival!
Have a great day!