Here’s Where I Stand
Quoted in entirety, because it’s mine.
Okay, since I only hit FB about once a month, I decided to make it worth it.
This is the post when you unfriend me. ;)
PRO-CHOICE: Note the second part of that hyphenated word. “Choice.” Personally, I believe one should choose life, but my beliefs should not hold true for everyone. It’s a choice.
NO GOD IN GOVERNMENT: The USA was made to be welcoming to everyone, no matter their race, religion, or beliefs. People may be motivated by their personal religious beliefs, but there’s no acid test for religion built into the Constitution. (All you folks who want to reforms laws to a “Biblical standard” should probably contrast and compare that idea with “sharia,” because you’re talking the same damn thing.)
OBAMA IS NOT THE DEVIL: In fact, he’s a hyper-conservative Democrat, or a slightly liberal Eisenhower Republican. Take a moment to read/watch some history.
OBAMACARE IS NOT THE DEVIL: In fact, will probably not affect most people reading this. It just makes healthcare more available to people who couldn’t get it before. The “no block for pre-existing conditions” has been a boon for dozens of my friends already. It’s a Republican health plan by the Heritage Foundation, implemented as Romneycare in Massachusetts, and works fine. Quit bitching.
THE NSA: Really, everyone should stop talking about it and its leaks. For the most part, it’s simply real-politik, and for the other part is people yammering on about secret clearances and intercepts they know nothing about. Here’s some facts:
* The Obama administration is better with the FISA court than the Bush admin.
* The whole clearance thing breaks down into secret (general stuff), top secret (most stuff), and compartmentalized secret (specific stuff). There is almost no one who has access across the board.
* The whole job of the org is to listen for threats. And some are bitching about that basic idea? Ridiculous.
WE SPEND TOO MUCH ON DEFENSE, AND NOT ENOUGH ON INFRASTRUCTURE: Not only that, but we spend too much money on the wrong things in defense. Sure, it’s nice to have a spiffy new bomber, but I’d rather our soldiers on the ground have better body armor. My opinon: we need a new WPA movement to help fix our crumbling railways, bridges, roadways, and electrical grid. That’ll make us more resilient to attack or natural disaster.
QUIT BITCHING ABOUT UNIONS: Unions helped make this country stable from about 1920 to 1970, providing working people with a living wage and protections. Yes, unions got a little wacky in the early 70s, but that’s a call for reform, not elimination.
READ/VIEW MORE THAN ONE SOURCE OF INFORMATION: Never rely on a single paper/channel/show to give you the truth. Read outside of it. Read the opposing view. Get all the facts, and make your own decision.