originally posted by: IAMTAT
1.) Do you feel the Left has been acting appropriately, reasonably, maturely, regarding it's opposition to Trump defeating Clinton to become the 45th.
President of the United States?
Absolutely not. But on the flip side, the sore-winner actions by many Trump supporters mirrors the immaturity and unreasonable actions of those on the
2.) Do you feel the Right has been acting appropriately, reasonably, maturely, regarding it's support of Trump defeating Clinton to become the
45th. President of the United States?
Absolutely not. But on the flip side, the sore-loser actions by the many Clinton/Sanders supporters mirrors the immaturity and unreasonable actions of
those on the right.
3.) How would you like to see either side amend their current behavior?
I would like to see those on the left grow the hell up and act like adults and accept the reality that Trump is, in 20-ish minutes, anyhow, going to
be their president whether they like it or not. Instead of continuing divisive vitriol and regurgitating/parroting the hatred (often times extremely
unfounded) for Trump, they figure out a way to be part of the solution and start realizing that the goal should be working together, not the
it's-my-way-or-the-highway mentality that permeates both sides of the political aisle right now.
Also, the progressive left (which is where most of the outspoken, immature protestors plant their political feet) needs to accept that they do NOT
live in a socialist country, and that trying to hand everything over to the federal government is not the way our country is designed/prescribed to
be, nor does it ever work out well when we try it.
I would love to see those on the right realize that, just because there are elements of Judeo-Christian ethics (watching a prayer at the inauguration
right now) engrained in our nation, that we are not a religious government and that religious doctrine should not drive public policy. I want them to
realize that tough talk and threats of hellish war are not and should not always be the foundation of foreign policy.
I would adore seeing both sides realize that big-money in politics is a terrible reality, and that instead of just talking the talk, I'd like to see
those for whom they vote walk the walk concerning the abolition of crony capitalism and lobbying. I'd like both sides to realize that there are way
more things in America that bind us instead of divide us, and I'd like to see more of that being the focus of concern. I'd like to see both sides pull
their heads out of their collective ass and realize that continually voting in the same politicians into office (just with different names and faces)
is THE main problem in American politics. I wish that both sides could grow a backbone and start putting up and voting for candidates that are worthy
of running our nation instead of ruining our nation.
4.) Has current behavior from either side of the political table influenced you to move any closer towards either side?
I started the first parts of my life (about through the age of 30) being a relatively passive and apathetic liberal, then I actually started employing
critical thinking in relation to politics (after I voted for Obama in '08 and realized that I made a mistake) and switched sides to being a moderate
conservative. It wasn't until the election of 2012 that I started really looking into political ideology and realized that, being (for the most part)
socially liberal and fiscally conservative and very freedom-centric landed me in the group of libertarians (not the party, just the ideology).
I can't imagine ever being swayed to one side or the other again, as I see major flaws in both their candidates and their official ideologies. I even
differ with some of the Libertarian ideology, which is why I'm libertarian (little "L"). I see the jettisoning of such political labels being a very
good trend for America in the future. I hope that it comes true.