Thursday, April 30, 2009

Everybody Wants to Know Why I Didn't Vote for Obama

After George W. Bush, I narrowed my presidential requirements to include 1) Someone that can intelligently convey to me what is going on with my country, and 2) a strong and competent Commander and Chief of my country's military to ensure the safety of my country.

I would have liked to have voted for Mike Huckabee, but Obama and McCain were my only choices. My three year old baby cousin fits requirement #1, so needless to say Obama and McCain passed that requirement with flying colors. At this point, it is was a matter of who conveyed a more compelling and convincing ability to fill requirement #2 and correct our economic crisis.

Although Obama was a very charismatic candidate, he seemed to act as if the correction of the economic crisis was a cut and dry process of throwing money at the problem. My question as an economics major was "Where the hell is that money going to come from." Although, confident and well spoken, he failed to gain my confidence on foreign policy as well. Again, he spoke as if it were a cut and dry process. The more I listened to Obama the more I felt less confident in his role as president and more confident in his ability to woo people. Also, I was unable to forget the fact that this man had refused to wear the American flag pin on his lapel or even pledge allegiance to this country. If you won't even pledge your allegiance to a country why should you lead it?

I really did listen to everything each candidate had to say. I agreed and disagreed with both candidates but when it came time for my decision, I had to vote for the person who I felt best represented my values as an American and who would address my personal concerns about the direction my country would be headed. That is what all Americans should do and I believe that most Americans did just that. If you voted for Obama it is because he represented your values and you felt confident in his ability to lead this country towards peace and prosperity. I respect that whole heartedly. I do not, however, respect any decision made based on looks, popularity, charisma, or any other nonsense that has nothing to do with the ability to lead a country.

I'm in Love with the Freedom to Choose

I have writen this to give readers an idea of where I stand politically before I continue with the things I really want to say. I do not consider myself a Republican even though I tend to vote more in that direction. I believe that labels are dangerous and pointless. I consider myself an American with capitalistic tendencies. I believe in the least amount of government involvement in my life as possible.

I believe that public works and services are very important and should be handled by the government, I also believe in the regulation of food and drug services to preserve public health. I think that the government should financially assist the elderly and disabled because they are incapable of taking care of themselves. All able bodied people should work for a living.

I am against any government involvement in my personal affairs. I am Pro-Choice, on more then just the abortion issue. I love the freedom I have to choose. I love choices and you should too. Sometimes we make the wrong choice, we live, we learn, and we struggle to get back on track. It builds character and reminds us not to take things for granted. The hard work promotes respect. The fact is we have the freedom to choose to be great or be a shnora. It all depends on what you want out of life and working (or not working) for it.

We, as Americans, have the freedom of our own individual beliefs and the freedom to choose what best suits us as individuals. People who argue that America is not a free country are correct in some aspects but completely ignorant to the rest of the world on every other aspect. Over the years we have been loosing freedoms, but compared to other nations, we are still the most free to do things for the greater good of the individual. Most other countries have no concept of this; they are bound by the greater good of the whole. So far, no American HAS to make sacrifices for the greater good of people they don't even know. We have the freedom to choose who we wish to help and in what manner. We could not and should not tolerate the government spending our hard earned money in ways that we have no say in.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

An Introduction to My Intentions

I am new to this blogging thing but my friend Jayda has turned me on to the concept and I think it can be a useful tool to get some of my ideas and thoughts across. I am a very opinionated person but I like to present as many facts and information from as many reliable sources as possible. I especially like feedback of opposing views because I believe that nothing in the world is one sided and I like to look at things from every angle.

I miss the days of getting just the NEWS. I believe this concept died along with Peter Jennings (God rest his soul). Now we have a predominantly liberal news media, and the so-called "fair and balanced" conservative Fox News as our only options and I'm just so tired of the one-sided-ness of everything. I, along with many Americans, consider myself to be a pretty intelligent person who can make my own decisions about how I feel about certain issues. I don't need a news network to tell me how I should feel or believe. Just give me the news and I'll formulate my own opinions and if I want to have a debate or discussion I will do that with people open to the discussion at hand. This is where I hope this blog can help.

I do believe that Fox News network is a LOT more informative then CNN and other news networks, offering its viewers more important news of world and local events then the other networks who like to dwell on the personal lives of celebrities and treat their viewers as if they are stupid by trivializing important world events and telling them how they should feel about them. This does not make Fox "fair and balanced," just more informative about important issues.

I hope to address many issues in the near future, mainly pertaining to the current state of the world economy (my major is in foreign economics), how we are handling things in this country, and informing people about what the Tea Party protests really are about. It is a NON-PARTISAN (this means it is not a Democrat/Republican thing) movement to save America from making very costly mistakes that will cost us our liberty and freedom and take away the very essence of what it means to be an American.

I must praise Fox News for being the only news network that is willing to broadcast these protests in a serious manner. Unfortunately this may have sent a message to the rest of the conservative-hating world that this is only a conservative issue about rich people upset that our president Obama is raising their taxes to "distribute the wealth." I'm here to tell the closed-minded conservative-haters that many of the issues that are being raised began under the Bush administration and are being further propagated by President Obama. Just because the spending has a face you like doesn't automatically make it okay. Think about it people. If you didn't like it when a Republican did it why now is it okay for the Democrats to do the same thing?

I am a very poor college student with little to no income. I don't pay much in taxes because I don't make any money, but I have to think about my future and the future of my children. I'm not paying all this money to get an education to be in the same place I would be if I had dropped out of high school. I am striving for the American dream; to work hard and reap the benefits of that hard work like my family has since they first arrived in America during WWII.

I don't want to get into all that right now. I just want people to understand the importance of what is going on. I reluctantly attended a Tea Party demonstration at the Georgia State capitol last night and I was so relieved that it wasn't a bunch of nut cases. They were hard working middle class people and small business owners concerned about the wasteful spending and the growth of governmental power. I was disappointed, however, in the publicity given to the events. I am confident that as time goes on more and more people will understand what this is all about and jump on board to save their future. Look at the Anti-war protests after 9-11. They started off VERY small and look at them now. As more people get to understand the severity of the situation and grave danger we all are faced with, our numbers will grow and the voices of the American people will be heard over the greed of the government oinks.

I will do my best to inform people of the actual meaning of the Tea Parties. I have only discussed my opinions thus far so please take that into account. I am currently very busy finishing my classes and getting ready for graduation so I don't have much time at the moment to construct what I want to address. I just wanted to put this out there and make my intentions known.

Thank you very much for reading and any comments or questions, positive and especially negative, are welcome.