posted on Feb, 19 2004 @ 12:34 AM
Alright, I know I will get flamed probably on both sides, but I'll press on with it anyway.
First off, contrary to popular belief, the board does not lean to the right. That is probably hard to grasp to most of the blind people on the board.
TheNeo was right talking about those who come here to bash Bush/repugnants/right wing daily. Yes, I do bash Bush, but my reasons are my own.
This is for the one person who is sure to call me a repugnant. Just because someone does not agree with you does not make them a repugnant. It is
narrow-mindedness/idiocy that would make someone view opposition this way. To dehumanize, which is what you are doing, someone for not agreeing with
you is simply lame. My best friend and I disagree completely about everything in politics, but do I have to call him names to get my point across?
No...and neither should you. Guess what, people are set in their ways and no matter how much effort you put in, you probably won't change them.
Conservatives are not facists. Liberals are not Communists. At least not all of them are. Most of the American population is moderate
liberal/conservatives...not extreme. The extremes for either side are the ones who are wrong and dangerous.
Bush is not always right. The very vocal right here needs to understand this. Inversly, Bush is not always wrong. The populated left here needs to
grasp that one as well. Besides, Bush has lately seemed like he is starting to lean more and more left. Spending like a drunken sailor, immigration
reform, and waffling on the homosexual marriage (if you don't think so, where has he been since the SoU address. He hasn't been touching that
issue.). The more conservative side of the board should be growing tired of his indifference this election year.
Also, for the right, you cannot deny there being some serious shady dealings and truly wrong things coming from this adminstration. Enron, Patriot
Act, (Don't spin it, Bush signed it into law) and Intelligence failures are just a few.
Also, on the subject of Bush, maybe the biggest conspiracy of them all is that he might not have been a devious prick when he was younger. And even
if it isn't, if you had that type of privledge, you cannot tell me you wouldn't use it. It's not like he killed anyone.
WMDs was not the only reason for war, but it was the selling point. It was the rallying call for this war.
The President did terrorize his own people. Listen to 2003 SoU address, look at every time he mentioned a WMD. It made we people scared that
Saddam/Osama has a stockpile of ICBM and Bombs laced with terror on them. Also, what is coming out of the Department of Homeland Security? There are
warnings about people carrying coffee cans and almanacs. Read that last sentence again. WE ARE SCARED OF PEOPLE CARRYING TIN CANS AND A BOOK.
Liberals, racial profiling is the best system for catching international terrorist. I don't think the 80 year old grandma getting searched for
trying to board a plane is going to get those people slipping through the crack.
Affirmative Action is wrong. It was started with good intention but has been bastardized to the point of reverse racism. Speakin of reverse racism,
it is bad to be a white person this day and age. If anything, we white people are slowly becoming a minority.
Flat tax rate across the board is a damn good idea.
Deficit spending should only be allowed in extreme cases. A war we picked is not a valid point unless it means our very survival.
The best choice for a Democratic nominee was Dean. He truly was a Washington outsider. The second best choice is Edwards. He is charismatic enough
to pull off beating Bush. Kerry is not the best choice for the nominee.
Oil is not just a concern for the Republicans. Democrats care about it too. It is scary/sad that our entire economy could be seriously damaged just
because some nations decided to make the Euro the oil currency.
Our government does not care about the post peak oil situation. If so, they would be pressuring the corporations to find better sources for energy
other than petroleum. To preserve our way of life, we must find a way to not use gasoline and oil for automotive transport and home heating. We must
hold the petroleum for the useful things like the plastics that come out of the production of Crude. In the long run, plastics are more important
Washington needs a huge enema. Our leaders simply do not care about us and our way of life. For the most part, they are all agenda monkeys for their
own party and own "special" interest.
Seperation of Church and State sounds like a groovy idea, but it will never work in this country because there are too many religious people in this
country. This country may or may not have been founded on Judeo/Christian beliefs, but the majority of the current people in this country are of a
Judeo/Christian belief structure.
Even though I'm not a fan of it, is there really anything wrong with gay marriage? Are we afraid of them having favorable stats in their marriage.
Also, lets call a spade a spade. Civil unions are gay marriages without the name and the glamour. If anything, homosexuals should make a civil union
into a marriage type event. Get the justice who signs your paper to come over to a KC Hall to sign it there. Have your friends, family, cake and
beer there as well. You can have an event with a civil union, you just won't have the name it.
And the last thing I want to bring up here is that above all else, is that we need to be true to ourselves and think about the issue. Don't
attack/accept the issue just because the party of your choice supports it. That is truly servile and wrong.
(edit) Izzat better Saph?
[Edited on 2/19/2004 by OXmanK]