I think Cindy Sheehan needs to be bitch slapped and packed back off to, “The Peoples Republik of Kalifornia”.
You see I am not a Progressive. I am a Liberal because I believe in Liberty. Liberty for all, not just the folks who believe what I do.
I am a Liberal because I believe that the Federal Gov’t needs to get rid of all the alphabet agencies and the tens of thousands of pages of federal code and get back to the task originally set to it by the constitution.
Provide for the common defense and regulate interstate commerce. In other words, kick some Islamofacist ass and provide a framework where a product made in Ohio can be sold in Georgia without undue constraints. One other thing, to raise money for the first two the federal gov’t can levy tariffs on imports.
I believe that we need to get back to where we came from. Get rid of the nanny state and let people sink or swim. The crème will rise to the top.
We are Americans. We built this country into the so-called Super Power it is today and we did it without income tax and socialist security and wellfair and gun control and politically correct “diversity”. Once we got there, for some unknown reason, we then instituted these so called reforms.
Was there a bunch of guys sitting around somewhere saying something like,” Hey now that we’re a big, strong and rich country let’s start taking money from the folks doing well and give it to those who are lazy and unproductive and while we’re at it we can use some of that money to build a huge beaurocracy to employ some of those lazy and unproductive ones.”?
So if you want to take your potbeerlsdextasymethspeedquaaludes then you should be able to pop into your local Sprawl Mart and buy it, take it home and do whatever people who like that stuff do. Just don’t expect me to condone it or want to partake in it. I like old VW’s. I own a few of them. I won’t expect everyone to love aircooled, opposed, 4 cylinder, underpowered, rear mounted motors in funny looking cars and I won’t condone or love some things others do but like me they have the God given right to pursue whatever they want to do, provided it does not interfere with other people.
I shoot Highpower and Long Range Rifle all over the country but for some odd reason I’m a baaaaad person for enjoying this sport. So over the past 25 years more and more boneheads mostly in urban areas go and steal guns and shoot each other, occasionally an innocent person is killed and when caught these guys become poor unfortunate victims of a bad society and my sport becomes akin to child rape because the tools of sport have become evil incarnate. I have become a pariah because of my sport of choice, a sport endorsed by every president until Jimmy Carter.
Our gov’t and our society need a lot of work. I don’t know if my idea of reform is actually plausible but in my idealistic world it would be a whole heck of a lot better than what we have now.