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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Stuck in the Middle


In every person there is the ability to do what is right and what is wrong. In politics it is the same thing. When people claim to be a left leaning liberal but they believe in the death penalty then they are not really a true liberal. In the same breath, when people claim to be a right leaning conservative but do not back the death penalty it does not make them a true right side of the aisle persona. On many issues we as a people can agree upon but the last couple of elections have labeled moderate Democrats and Republicans as either with us or against us. Some of us square pegs will never fit in that round hole if you know what I mean.

Stuck in the middle is what we are. I am a died in the wool person of liberal thoughts and actions but not all of my actions or reactions to any issue is what a true liberal is. When I see a police officer killed in the line of duty, I want to see the animal that killed them face the same sentence. I believe that life is sacred but in the same sense I don’t believe that anyone other than the woman pregnant should have a say as to how she deals with her personal situation. Some people including many churches would call me to task on that but in most instances it would be a man telling me how a woman has no rights when it comes to her body.

Religion in America is part of our political process but not part of our laws. Brilliance in our founding fathers was not lacking when they wrote the Constitution. If our nation was founded on religious reasons then we would always be at war to defend our nations faith. Separation of religion from our form of government is necessary to ensure that all of our people across American have the opportunity to live free. You as a person may not care for a particular lifestyle or choice of religious belief or lack there of but in the same context, they may not care for your choices either.

Stuck in the middle. Could it be that we are not really stuck in the middle but more open minded to many sides of America? While you shop down at the corner market you pick the items you trust but every once in a while you buy a new item. Same thing goes with politics and picking a candidate. If the new detergent will take out the stains and pains of the last decade or two then I for one am willing to give it a try. Sitting in the middle or moderate voter seats gives you the better view for the movie that is Presidential elections. You are not blinded by hypocrisy or religious dogma on who should be President. You have the upper hand because you can make decisions based on what you feel and not what you are told to feel as a person.

Check out the positions of all of the candidates and give the guy or gal in the number four or five spot (according to the MSM) a look.

Joe Biden, John Mcain, John Edwards, Bill Richardson and Ron Paul deserve to be looked at in the election of our next President.

Then again, so does Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney and Rudi Giuliani. The only difference is that some of them are claiming to have the election already locked up and in the bag with overflowing campaign war chests.

Have you voted yet? I haven’t!

Papamoka

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Tom said...

"While you shop down at the corner market you pick the items you trust but every once in a while you buy a new item"

Good analogy. I too am primarily liberal, but I'm not always in agreement with other liberals on the issues and sometimes don't care about the issues that other liberals get excited about.

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