Why I’m a true Liberal.

January 6, 2009 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

After 47 years on this planet; after serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1983; after joining because Iranian radicals held American citizens hostage; after spending a career in Law enforcement; I can say I am a true Liberal.

Allow me to explain: I believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am an atheist but I respect the rights of others to believe and worship to whatever extent makes them better individuals and citizens. I support equal rights under the law for all Americans regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or political opinion.

We do have, as citizens of this country responsibility for our part. We cannot expect the Federal Government to take care of us simply based on our existence. We are given opportunity; failing to act on that gift ought not to make us wards of the state. The government is not your parent. If you don’t save, or sacrifice, or work, why should you be given anything?

During the 2008 election cycle I found the voices of Sandra Bernhardt, Jenine Garafolo, Margaret Cho, Rossane Barr and Doug Stanhope ignorant, disgusting, unfunny, pitiful and reprobate. Not for their political views but because they lack the ability to express their politics without hatred and vulgarity. Sarah Palin offends them because she differs politically, and morally. Why not build up the candidate that you support rather than degrade a woman who chooses to do what she felt was right for her. That’s a display of strength, not weakness. These individuals so lacked the intellectual ability to articulate their point that they spewed nothing but vulgar hatred in response to someone who differed from their ideology.

“Pro choice” means supporting choice in determining reproductive decisions. To me this means supporting those who choose to bring pregnancies to full term as well as those who choose for personal or medical reasons to terminate the pregnancy. This doesn’t appear to be the case for “Liberals”. For “Liberals” it means only supporting those who choose to terminate pregnancy. For “Liberals” it seems that abortion is the only choice they support. Calling themselves “pro-choice” is intellectually dishonest; they ought to call themselves “pro-abortion” because that is the accurate label. As a point of interest “Liberals” are often anti-gun and pro-abortion and anti-death penalty.

Conservatives can be equally dichotomous, being pro-life and pro-gun and death penalty. How is that conservative? Well I’m ready for the change and I hope it’s good.


Entry filed under: Humor, Politics.

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