Originally posted by russ212
I am not a Glenn Beck supporter, however I am very troubled by the lack of tolerance being demonstrated on this web site. I find it very ironic that
the liberals are the least tolerant people that are yelling.
I am a independent and consider myself a moderate. But, with all of the Liberal intolerance in this day and age I must admit that I am being pushed
to a more conservative philosophy. The conservatives have their problems, but they seem to be more "live and let live" while the liberals seem to
want anyone that disagrees with them to be silenced by government.
Just an observation.
Exactly what has happened to myself.
When someone becomes president of the United States, I normally shrug off the impact of their accomplishment. Even though Obama had won the election,
I really wanted him to reach across the spectrum. Everything seemed to go pretty smooth at first, and then MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN started to
demonize everyone who thinks differently. As a result of their crusade to diminish the Republican party, they made comments that attacked 'everyone
across the entire political spectrum'.
Even though I had no interest in the Tea Party movement, I do share some of their sound philosophies. Low taxes, cut spending, smaller government, and
individualism. Those are core values in which the majority of this country actually share.
Suddenly, something went wrong. If you think or behave in a certain manner, you are now called a hater, bigot, or something worse. I just don't
understand what happened.
When did it become wrong to have a difference in opinion?
I am a Independent who voted for Clinton and Bush, and now I am leaning towards voting for a Libertarian/Conservative. Why? Someone in charge has told
me that my philosophies are not normal, and I have to be checked into a mental hospital. Or, they want to put me to death.
Glenn Beck is an opinion columnist who just so happens to share some of my philosophies. Sure, most of what he is doing is for fame and wealth;
however, some (not all) of the stuff he says does make sense.
I am a Independent voter who is being pushed by the Democratic Party's behavior to vote for Republicans and Conservatives.
...and, now I see that I am not alone.
[edit on 29-8-2010 by Section31]