Where I think we’re headed.
Okay the election is coming up. We’ve all seen the political ads. If you didn’t know there’s an election not far away then I don’t know what rock you’ve been hiding under. But there’s something bothering me that I’ve gotta say.
We are heading for a socialist state.
Ok let me explain. There’s kinda a spectrum of ways of running the government. On the VERY far right are anarchists. They think there should be no government. They don’t like rules, don’t like taxes and don’t want to be told what to do.
Then there are conservatives. They don’t like taxes, don’t like most laws, and while they see the reason for having a government they want a very small and insignificant one.
To the left of them are republicans. They don’t like being taxed TOO much, don’t like having lots of silly laws and think that the government should have some say in their lives but not much.
Then there’s moderates and undecided people.
To the left of the are democrats, who like a kinda big government and think taxes and laws and government aid programs are good things in moderation.
After that we have liberals who like big government, lots of taxes and lots of spending.
And on the far end of the spectrum are communists, who think the government should own everything, control everything and run their lives for them.
And most people fit into one of 2 groups. If you think that people are naturally inclined to be bad and need to be told what to do in order to be good people then you generally belong to the left wing. If you think that people are naturally good and the government needs to back off then you generally belong to the right wing. That’s the single biggest difference between the right and the left.
One of the founding fathers said: “democracy has to be more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”
Our system of government only works if both parties are always in contest. The checks and balances are designed so no one person, group or idea can take over and fundamentally change the country. That’s important- NOT DOING THINGS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION. I’m about as far right as you can get, but I personally hate George Bush simply because of the patriot act. The constitution says that I have a right to my privacy. And the patriot act in particular is directly and openly violating that.