Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Let's look at how the parties operate. Sarah Palin, the very popular former Governor of Alaska and VP running mate of John McCain in the last election, is receiving very harsh treatment from the Democrats and their biased companions in the liberal media. Their argument seems to be centered around her lack of qualifications to hold the office of President. I can't say I totally disagree with their assessment, but, should the party of Barack Hussein Obama be drawing attention to anyone's lack of qualifications? I think I need to learn more about Sarah Palin before I can make an educated opinion, however, Barack Obama has proved to us all how much of an unqualified light weight he really is.
Now, just so you are not confused, I like the conservative wing of the Republican party, and I am more aligned politically with the platform of the Republicans than with any other political party. Most of my voting life I voted Republican except in local elections where no Republican candidate was available. Why? Because as I have mentioned in the preceding two posts, I feel compelled to vote for people who I believe understand there is a spiritual component in our lives. The Democrat party platform has more planks linked to special interest groups with a social agenda than does the Republican party. Some of these special interests are behaving in direct opposition to my value system, so I choose to vote Republican. I am not for any special recognition of neglected classes of people by the U. S. government. I am not for granting rights to special interests who have aberrant behavior as their primary focus. I am not for granting special favors to large voting blocs like labor unions, or minority groups who continue to demand recognition and supplemental financial help. I am not for an open immigration policy. So, Democrats are out as far as I'm concerned.
I do have problems with some members of the Republican party who are stuck on some single issue. As a party, the Republicans must speak to a wide variety of issues affecting our national interests at home and abroad. Our major concern right now should be a major reduction in federal spending, and budget reduction. Social and environmental programs, along with our public welfare programs must get the immediate budget ax. We must return to the well defined provisions of our United States Constitution.
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
- Honore de Balzac