Wow. Thank you very much for all your feedback on my last undecided post. I created that post with a pretty clear agenda and the hopes to join in the discussion. If you are a person that has to have your life neat and orderly, be sure to stay single and childless. Once you are married with kids, everything changes.
Seems OhPrincess1 (soon to be known as OhPrincess-Living-In-the-Dog-House) has gone A.W.O.L. on doing some homework assignments. Remember my little rant about personal responsibility...we are working on those lessons...again. Film at 11.
OhCountess has been pretty much bedridden since Monday night with some really bizarre pain in her shoulder blade. Doctors, which I will someday explain my why I believe biology and medicine aren't really sciences...another post, have done little for this other then give her pills to help her sleep. W00t! W00t! I ain't impressed. She's now doped up and in pain...thanks.
Now - why are we here? Oh yeah, we vote on Tuesday of next week. Yes. If you are a U.S. citizen and not a felon, you HAVE to vote. I firmly believe that you should never utter a complaint about anything if you don't vote. You should shut the hell up and get what you got coming. If you voted for the other guy...complain all day. You are entitled.
I've rewritten this post probably 5 times now. The more I write about one subject, the more I just rant and rant an rant. I think I will be doing follow ups on the different topics I've started and scrapped here.
As cheer_dad suggested, I took the quiz over at Glassbooth.org. I gotta tell ya, I was more then a little surprised by the results. I've always considered myself a little 'l' libertarian. I think the best role of government is to stay out of the way of the people. As V said in the movie V for Vendetta, "The people should not fear the government, the government should fear the people."
My results from the survey were that I most matched Cynthia McKinney of the Green Party, but not by much. You see, it was a 20 point swing from the top to the bottom of my matching. My top match only matched me at 68% and my least match was John McCain at 45%. I always thought my political philosophy was simple, but apparently I'm alone.
I think what I've discovered over this process is that party politics will probably never be in my future. There are just some issues I feel very strongly about and each party offends one of them. I'm pro-choice, but for free market capitalism. I think consumers should drive the environmental movement. Basically, I like my government really small and unobtrusive. When I finally do share all of my opinions on the subjects, I will have offended each and every one of you.
I wrote the last piece with a particular goal in mind. I had hoped that people reading and responding would see just how difficult it is to discuss the positives of the candidate. So many people are voting for one candidate because he's not the other guy. This is a terrible problem and an even bigger mistake.
Our mission as citizens should be to elect the best possible candidates. I know people that will vote the straight ticket. I've never understood this. Why? Why do you do this?
So, where does this leave me? I have no idea who I'm voting for next Tuesday.
A really appreciate everyone's thoughts on this.