I think this one post will make or break my blog, and I don’t care. I realized the other day that I was doing something I told myself never to do. I am trying to fit in with others instead of being myself. As I read comments on other blogs, I saw people stroking each others egos with compliments like “Well said”, or “Beautiful words” and the like. To me, the posts read like they sat down with the dictionary, and tried to cram as many obscure words into one post as they could, showing the world their complete grasp of the English language but saying nothing. I’m going to write like the laymen I am, and this post will be all me, like it or not.
I’m really tired. Tired of people being “Offended” over even the smallest slight, intentional or not. No one is willing to truly talk about anything controversial without name calling or mudslinging. I am going voice my opinion in this post, and we shall see if the comments, or lack thereof, prove my point.
This country is completely polarized politically. I think it has always been, to some extent, but the last few years it has become idiotic. We have a president that seams bent on dividing everyone into two groups. Those that agree with him, and the idiots that are the rest. Well I guess that makes me an idiot. I think he’s close to the worst President ever. And not because he’s black, elitism is colorblind and follows no party.
Why should I care if gay couples want to get married? They deserve the fun of a bitter divorce just like the rest of us. But I will also say, why is it wrong that a religious person, due to their beliefs, feel they can’t make a cake for the wedding as they think it would be supporting something against their beliefs? In this country, freedom of religion is part of what makes this country great. By suing those people, and destroying their lives, are you now doing to them the same thing the gay community has been fighting against, discrimination based on race, creed, religion or sexual orientation!
I think abortion is wrong, and I will never change my mind. But it is allowed by law, and laws should be upheld, changed or repealed, nothing in between. If I were president, it would be my job to uphold the laws that are in effect. I can’t pick and choose what ones I feel are worthy. That is for congress and the people to decide. I can express my opinion to the public, but no more. Trying to make law with “Executive Actions” is nothing more that trying to impose my presidential will over the people. Can you say Monarchy!
I value the bill of rights. I am exercising one of those rights with this post. I also exercise another with the guns that I own. I have no problem with the idea of background checks to purchase a gun. I don’t think felons and people with severe mental issues should have one, common sense right? You can spin it any way you want, but a human has to pull the trigger. It is a human mind that decides to kill someone with a gun, a knife or their bare hands. If you make it impossible to get a gun legally, only those willing to break the law will have them. But I do agree that you need to be responsible with them, never leaving them where a child or others can get to them. If someone dies due to your mistake, you are responsible, and you have to live with it.
Social Security and unemployment benefits are not welfare. You and your employer paid into that system, and you deserve the money. Extending unemployment benefits beyond the allotted time is welfare. Someone else has to pay for it. I don’t mind paying for people who really need help. Those that have no way of supporting themselves. But I don’t think you should get anything until you have exhausted all your own means. I don’t think welfare is meant to pay your mortgage or car payments. Sell the car to pay the mortgage. Sell the house and get an apartment. I’m sorry bad things happen, but such is life. You can buy more “stuff” later.
I know I’m not a racist. I don’t care what color you are, what country your from or what religion you follow. All I care about is how you treat me and whether or not you want to be a part of this country. You can’t come here illegally, and expect to be treated the same as all those who did it “by the book”, and then think you can set up your own mini country with your own rules and laws. That’s not how it works. We are a nation of immigrants yes, but you come here with the knowledge that you must integrate into society as a whole. Our laws become your laws. You can’t come here and think you can treat women like dogs, abuse your children and answer to no one. We don’t need new laws, just enforce the ones we have, then modify them if need be. No amount of “feel good” legislation is going to solve the problem. I agree there are many people here that are wonderful human beings. They love their wives and children and want nothing more than to live the “American dream”. To those people I say, thank you for being who you are, but what you did was wrong. If you leave now, you can start over legally and we will speed up the process based on how you were while here. You still go behind those trying the right way, but we will give you special consideration when you name comes up. I think that’s fair. We are not a sovereign nation without enforced borders and strict immigration laws.
There are two things I would love to see happen. A balanced budget amendment and term limits for congress. It’s time the elites moved on and let fresh minds enter. Without term limits, the “Sheeple” of this country fall for the same bullshit every time there is an election. Politicians say anything to get elected, and we all think “This time it will be different” or “He/She needs more time” or some other stupid line. One definition of insanity is doing the same exact thing over, and over, and expecting a different result! DUH!!!
Did you read about the collage in Connecticut that is talking about “Blacks Only” dorms? Are you kidding me? You want to go back to segregation? MLK would roll over in his grave if he heard that! Do we really need special rooms for students so they don’t have to hear something that offends them? Really? I say grow a set, get a life and get over it.
I don’t think we need to “Fundamentally Change” this country, unlike our currant president, but we could stop being so winey, stop trying to be so “Politically Correct” whatever that truly means, and just apply some common sense to these problems. Oh, I forgot. Common sense is not so common.
PS: I’m not running for office. I can’t stand either party!