Monday, April 18, 2011

Why not "The Donald"?

Over the last couple of weeks there has been increasing speculation, fueled mostly by Donald Trump himself, that he may go for a run at the presidency in 2012. Of course this has drawn scorn and laughter from the far left and the late night talk show host as he basically represents everything they feel is wrong with America, the rich only getting richer and the poor getting poorer. I myself being fiercely independent in my voting am holding off my judgment of him until I get a much clearer choice of one, who’s running, and two, what do they stand for.
It’s safe to say that the next presidential election will between president Obama and “whoever”, I’d like to know who that “whoever” might be before jumping on the Trump Bandwagon. Part of the reason for “The Donald’s” great polling numbers at this time is he only slightly polls higher than Obama vs. “X”, meaning basically anyone polls better than Obama as his recent lack of leadership in dealing with Libya, the budget, and the looming fiscal crisis we now face has many second guessing their vote in 2008.
Many of us are tired of the same ole’ same ole coming out of Washington and “The Donald” offers at least a fresh perspective on several issues import to fiscal conservatives like myself. He supports having the Iraqi government, that we spent one and half trillion dollar putting in place, repay at least of portion of our war debt seeing how we basically handed them over 14 trillion dollars in oil that they are now marketing throughout the world. He supports “fair trade” not “free trade” practices with countries we do business with, and making our borders safe and secure. I have to say these ideas appeal to me whether they are realistic or not we’ll all know in the coming months as the election process is underway whether we like it or not…

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wondering why some folks are so dead set against gay marriage?

Seems odd to me the almost violent way that some people speak about how gay marriage is a threat to traditional marriage. Politically I definitely lean to the right but when we live in a world where so many far more important issues seem to effect everyone’s life on a daily basis like, the price of oil, unemployment, illegal immigration, or in my area the growing Meth problem, I find it hard to feel personally threatened by gay marriage. Saying that because the two people buying the marriage license, which helps local government budgets, happen to be of the same sex cheapens or somehow makes heterosexual marriages less valid or important makes me think that someone is feeling a bit self conscientious about the true strength of their own commitment.
Now of course the bible thumpers will be quick to point out the various evils of the gay lifestyle with numerous examples in the holy bible but at the end of the day, if they are right, wouldn’t it be the gay person’s problem and not theirs? Doesn’t that same bible speak of “love they neighbor”, “judge not least ye be judged more harshly”, “we all sinners”, and of course “God loves all men”, or how about this classic “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”? So from a religious standpoint I’d call it a draw with as many scripture passages for and against gays.
If gay marriage doesn’t affect my marriage, is a split as far as God is concerned, and provides income in the form of additional marriage licenses sold then I say let them get married and be as miserable as most of the other married people I know.