"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Why I Am Not A True Conservative...Even Though My Friend Brian Thinks I Am

I found this new blog which I really do love and found some videos over there that I have posted here recently from Ivy League Conservatives. Lately I do find myself in agreement with more of the conservative's positions. But I am a real analytical thinker on most issues. I might not always be able to translate that through my own words, but my head is always analyzing the data.

Today that site writes the following in their post:
"We have legal abortion to help a woman out of an unwanted pregnancy. There are unnecessary lawsuits galore for people who think that because something didn’t go their way, someone should pay for it.
When someone makes a poor investment decision and buys a house they can’t afford at an impossible interest rate structure and then, five years later, can’t afford it, they want the government to bail them out.
There are bad things that happen to good people, and that’s who lawsuits and federal programs are for. There are also unscrupulous people who will work the system to their maximum advantage. It is these people that comprise our nation of whiners, and it’s these people who make me sick"

I have a problem with positions that are too left or right leaning politically. Most of those people from both sides want to tell everyone else how to live. Not all, MOST.

Don't tell me what lightbulbs I have to buy in my home. Do legislate properly to encourage more true environmentally friendly options that would make me want to buy a better safer bulb.

Don't tell me what I can and cannot do with my body. If you don't believe in abortion don't have one. I respect that you came to your own conclusion that abortion is: wrong, murder, killing, etc...whathaveyou, BUT you did that on your own with your own PERSONAL beliefs and the only person that should affect is yourself. What I do with my body and mind that will have no direct effect on your life in any way is NONE OF YOUR BEESWAX!

I cannot intelligently speak on the mortgage issue, as I don't have the educational background. BUT neither did most of those people who were given home loans while those given the loans did so full-well knowing that those very people would never be able to pay them in a short period of time after signing the papers. But going further, the loan-givers also knew that they were responsible for the economic backbone of this country as their companies controlled a substantial amount of capital and that should they fall it would be a huge economic domino effect and they just didn't care. BIG EFFING FAT CATS! Wrong is Wrong!

And yes, there are people who think the government owes them something and they take advantage and it IS a problem. I have listened first-hand to people living in those neighborhoods and they do have an entitlement problem. YES YES BUT, they are such a small part of the economic pie and do not affect the rest of the economy. Case in point, for all the years we have "those people" none of "those people" has ever caused our economy to go into a recession. Not one penny ever spent in that direction has caused an economic downturn and none of "those people" have ever cause others to have to take welfare. On the other hand the ones giving out the loans, who are supposedly educated and run the system have on many occasions, namely this time around, the Bear Sterns shmucks and all their croanies in the industry have created and continued economic/financial policies that have directly caused economic destruction on a wide-scale, which have in turn pushed hard-working people who never thought they would ever need a helping hand from the government, to turn to social programs.

Yes, we need to try to make this system better so that it truly helps people who need it. I myself could use some help but I fall between the cracks and I'd rather not spend my energy fighting for a few scraps and would rather expend that same energy pulling myself up than going through the system. But that is my choice.

I'm still voting for McCain! He can speak intelligently. He admits when he was wrong and that he is open to changing his mind and position after learning updated facts. He has a track record I can follow which tells me about his character over a very long period of time.

I don't expect him to be perfect, do everything without sometimes making a mess. But I know clearly what I will get with him. He is the most qualified candidate at this time. His opponant is just a very good speech reader, who does have the ability to inspire. But that in itself is not enough. Hitler, Stalin, Castro, Che all held this ability too. NOW listen...don't go screaming at me that I am saying Obama is Hitler because that isn't what I said! And to prove my point...

The Daili Lama, Mother Teresa, Dr. Wayne Dyer all hold the same inspiring qualities. But none of them are qualified either based on that quality.

The former were evil inspirers, the latter peaceful inspirers.

OK brain is getting filled with so many off-shoot points...time to end this post.


Rev. Don Spitz said...

"don't believe in abortion , don't have one" is that like, don't believe in shooting babykilling abortionists don't shoot one?
SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

Lauren said...

Rev, Thank you for proving my point so boldly for me about those extreme people on the right and left who want to tell others how to live their lives.

Here's my prayer to you: Dear Jesus, please help those ignorant people who forget you were Jewish and died because you were Jewish and created a totally different religion in your name only to use it to control and judge other people and tell them how to live. Forgive those who have done that for they know not what they do.

For those of you who read my post on Being Jewish, this commentor just showed you another example I have mentioned as basically I am being told because I am Jewish that I am going to hell -- yet again unless I take Jesus into my heart.

As I said and it stands, if you are against abortion don't have one! It's really that simple.

And Mr. Don, just a very one on one personal note...since you don't have a vagina or uterus, never had a penis stuck in you then your opinion, thoughts, and conclusions don't get a vote! MY BODY, MY RIGHTS to determine what happens to it.

A ZYGOTE and FETUS are just that, NOT A BABY! Go live your own life!

Drowsey Monkey said...

I think it's just important to vote, regardless of who you vote for. I find the terms liberal/conservative or left/right ... they all get kinda muddled and are meaningless in the long run.

Being engaged in the process is what matters.

Lauren said...

Drowsey, We're all entitled to our opinions now aren't we. It's those that don't understand that your right to hit me ends at the tip of my nose, that I just have to say NO to!