I hate how each party chooses "beliefs"
- 12-13-2010, 02:16 PM
I hate how each party chooses "beliefs"
For example, I am a hardcore fiscal and social conservative, yet I am also a hardcore atheist.
For some reason the public seems to think that a republican is automatically one of the "religious right".
Yet a republican forum hears I'm atheist and suddenly I'm a RINO or infiltrator.
The damn political factions seemed to have had some middle school dodgeball team picking moment that no one knows about.....
Democrats: we'll take....(scans around).....gay rights
Rebublicans: OK...we'll take....religious freedoms.....
Democrats: Well, them we will take environmental protection
Republican: We want gun rights!!!!!
and it is like whatever one team picked, the other team is automatically against.
No wonder it's easier to just identify yourself as a libertarian!!!!
- 12-13-2010, 02:29 PM
Well theoretically they represent their constituents. The vast majority believe in GOD and separation of the Church and state. Moreover, the vast majority donít want excessive gun control. Basically they say and do what is necessary to get re-elected.
12-13-2010, 02:49 PM
This is why a two party system is ineffective. For example, I am a Liberal/Athiest and will own a gun when i get around to homeownership.
12-17-2010, 03:04 PM
Dude, I completely agree with you! I, too, am a hardcore conservative (Catholic), and I think marijuana should be legal! Also, I agree that religion/lack there of should not factor into anything political. Many Republicans have a hard time placing people like us into a certain category, and so they dislike us! Keep on trucking, I say!
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12-17-2010, 03:28 PM
I think its funny that none of these issues actually effect our lives. Abortion? They're never going to be able to get rid of it. If they do people will just go into doing it in the black market, which isn't exactly safe.
The weed thing in california was set up so dumb. I forget the actual wording of it but its like they didn't want it to have a chance of passing.
but yes, the 2 political party system is dumb. I'm actually annoyed with politics in general. It seems no matter what they do they always try to ear mark dumb things into every law. Like for example, the patriot act had a provision in it that limits the amount of money you're allowed to move around in online gambling.
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I think I piss everybody off b/c most of them have no idea of what they are talking about and get most of their facts from one source or word of mouth only
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12-18-2010, 02:26 PM
You operate on the belief that people are machines, and only do what the larger organization wants, which shines through in your political views. Here's a question for ya. The majority of people in prison are minorities. Are all minorites criminals? That's basically what you said. There was some violence at a tea party, so ALL tea partiers are violent?!? It just doesn't make sense in any kind of logical way, unless you're LOOKING for a talking point to back-up your hatred for others with differing politcal views. You can't win on principle, so you resort to saying things that can't be refuted without a lame "no I'm not" response. Kinda like saying Republicans are like Hitler. How does one refute that? That's called poisoning the well, and it's a sign that you already lost the debate. And, have you heard about all the tea partiers that have had cameras smashed in their faces, face stomped, beaten, verbally harassed/assaulted, voter intimidation, etc. Violence goes both ways. Oh, by the way, the K.K.K. was started by the democrats, so which party has a longer history of violence and racism? There are bad eggs on both sides, I would never say any liberal was a racist, even though the party has roots in racism.
12-18-2010, 02:53 PM
Its okay, perhaps my communication skills are lacking. Im going to ask for a refund on my college education. Its brought more problems than benefits. I endeavor to be courteous and compassionate with others no matter what their socioeconomic/political/race/religion/health/age status is. I would like you to know, then, that I am not what you are attempting to portray me as and that your presuppositions and accusations are indicative of the devices used by authoritarian demagogues everywhere to impose their will and total control of oppresed people worldwide. Thank you for making it very clear to me where you stand and good-day.
12-18-2010, 03:57 PM
Dumb people of all political leanings are a problem. The party lines that differentiate themselves along issues like abortion and gun control exist b/c of uninformed voters.
I'm a registered republican, I think like a liberal but I'm politically apathetic. I think both parties are ****ing up
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12-18-2010, 04:13 PM
I see what you're saying 2k1s, but I don't agree with you about switching places. Just because liberals are not racist anymore (although I believe they are more racist than Republicans due to affirmative action, but that's another topic), does not mean Republicans took that role. Nowhere does it say anything about Republicans being racist, except in liberal media. All we want is to keep what we earn, and not have to support leeches on society. We don't want to pay for little Johnny to go to college, simply because his mom is on welfare and won't get a job to help her own family, and little Johnny isn't willing to work for it either (I joined the military so I could go to college)! So now I get to pay for little Johnny, little Johnny's mom, little Johnny's education, their food, shelter, healthcare, welfare, etc. etc. What the HELL does little Johnny's family contribute to society? Nothing (except making the lines longer cause they're paying with food stamps). And yet everybody wants to take from me (and people like me as contributors to society) to give to the leeches that won't work. I used to sell "goods" before I joined the military (I know, I should've let the government make my life better, instead of taking steps to make my OWN life better--Oh wait, I'm a single white male, the government isn't out to help people like ME! They want to encourage us to work, so they can take more money from me), and guess where the majority of these products were sold. Go ahead, guess! Guess what days. Guess who paid for those goods. See where I'm going with this. Now if little Johnny's mom CAN'T work (legitimately), I have NO problem helping her (or anybody else for that matter). But for you to TAKE it from me, is called stealing, no matter what your intentions are with the money. That's what Republicans believe.
Last edited by diablosho; 12-18-2010 at 04:13 PM. Reason: clarification
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