I wrote the OP in a moment of extreme frustration, after watching "Meet The Press." Some guy was on there trying to explain that the fault lay in the
way the campaign was worded, totally ignoring the fact that I and many others are so disgusted with the way the government has been working (or not
working) lately. It's not the words chosen that swayed my vote as much as it was the actions taken prior to the election.
The guy was basically saying that his party had some sort of right to force their will on the people, as long as they used the right words to describe
it. The opinions and desires of the people are meaningless.
Now I have two people taking up for that belief? I am completely incredulous.
I am "We The People," just as much as each other person in the USA is "We The People." I am a citizen, with all the rights and responsibilities and
abilities that go along with that title. When someone says to me, "You have no right to say that you're one of the people," that says to me that that
person is practicing the same philosophy that has gotten us into this place, the same philosophy that causes all the angst they say they abhor.
I did reword the OP before I logged into ATS, because ATS has a myriad of opinions. I boiled it down to the following points:
- Actions that
wind up hurting people are bad, and changing the word used to describe them does not make bad actions into good actions.
- Most people would prefer to make more than minimum wage, and would like to have the choice to work full time if they choose.
- People should have the choice to start a business if they want, and fail or succeed on their own merits.
- People would like to decide for themselves how to spend what money they have, instead of being told how to spend it.
- People would like to pay less taxes.
- People would like to be able to get manufacturing jobs if they want to.
- People don't want their children to die in a war fought over money and power grabs.
- People want the government to take care of the country's business... pass a budget, make good laws, enforce fairness, etc.
- People want the government to actually do what the writers specified in the US Constitution.
Now, maybe I was presumptuous to believe that a majority of people could agree on these simple points. If so, I apologize for offending sensibilities.
I am curious, however, at which of the above is considered a heinous proposal.
So please, simply point out what it is you find so terrible... Do you want everyone to make a minimum wage in a part time job, with no hope for a
better future and no benefits? Or maybe you want the government telling you what computer to buy, what car to drive, what food to eat, when and who to
marry, how to raise your children, ad infinitum
. Perhaps you want higher taxes? Perchance you want the government to restart the draft so more
children can die in battle?
I promise not to be judgemental. I am just curious as to what it is you disagree with, so in the future I won't step on those sensitive nerves.
Oh, and I am not a Republican nor Democrat. I am an Independent citizen who votes based on the morality (defined as whether or not one will follow
their stated beliefs when it is hard to do so) and agendas of the individual. I have never voted straight ticket in my life, and never plan on doing
so. My allegiance is to the USA as defined in the US Constitution, not to some political party nonsense. Please leave the partisan bickering somewhere
else, because it only tells me that there is no logic in a post that concentrates on it.
edit on 11/9/2014 by TheRedneck because: (no reason given)