I believe in SCIENCE. I believe in FACTS and DATA… I believe in the TRUTH. Unadulterated. Unfiltered and straight forward. I’m not a fan of labels or virtue signaling. That kind of superficiality is what got us here in the first place.
The TRUTH hurts sometimes… that’s why some may find it easier to just say what’s NICE, instead of what’s CORRECT. I suppose it’s not just our elected officials who are guilty of this sin, they just happen to be the people we’ve chosen to LEAD. Therefore, their hypocrisy is much easier to SEE.
Show me a good example of a Tax-and-Spend Liberal… especially now, in the shadow of the previous Administration. Show me a good example of a Small Government Conservative. Which Republican Administration has successfully reduced the footprint of the Federal Government?
We’ve become distracted by LABELS, fighting for a BRAND instead of doing what’s required. The Democratic Party loves to celebrate every FIRST they can… shattering every Glass Ceiling they come across. Don’t get me wrong, I celebrate as well. Women should be seen as EQUALS.
The Democratic Party, quite literally, rallied around the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Progress was being made in the form of EDUCATION. Informing us all as to the depths of these problems…
I’m still amazed by the COURAGE of Tara Reade.
Her story, based in FACT, was NOT elevated by the last Administration during the 2020 election. Instead, they went with Hunter and UKRAINE… Seriously?!!
And that encapsulates the whole story. Every bit of hypocrisy is highlighted within this exact POINT.
The Leader of the Democratic Party champions the cause of EQUITY. Reaffirming the Party’s commitment to ensuring their ‘Soul of America’ retains that Top-Dollar high-gloss SPIT-SHINE.
As it would have been if Donald Trump had suddenly called for more transparency in the case of Tara Reade, the Democratic Party’s commitment to the appearance of EQUALITY is now just a show… an Off-Broadway Equality ACT.
Only EQUAL. MEANS. EQUAL.
As true NOW as it was 100 years ago… just as it was 400 years ago.
The issue of Equal Rights has been settled. The 28th Amendment has been voted upon and 76% of these United States have now voted to RATIFY EQUALITY.
Instead of championing the call of the MAJORITY, the Bully Pulpit remains SILENT… the Will of the People, once again, overridden by the opinion of ONE MAN…
Meet the new boss… same as the old boss.
… and our two-party system only DOUBLES our headaches.
The mainstream concept of Small Government Conservatism has many HOLES, considering its track record over the course of the last 40 years. Was it in the name of ‘smaller government’ that the Reagan Administration sought to arm satellites for our nuclear defense?
Was ‘Compassionate Conservatism’ at the heart of the Bush Administration’s declaration that Iraq was seeking Yellowcake Uranium? What Conservative Values were on display as Colin Powell spoke before the United Nations?
All these expenditures abroad, while they pursue a limited government approach at home by shrinking “entitlement” programs and cutting “pork barrel” projects, like building BRIDGES and ROADS… projects that would directly benefit the PEOPLE they were elected to serve.
I suppose in this context, The Gipper was RIGHT… government is the problem.
That seems to be the one common thread that ties these opposing parties together. History shows us… they work for the DONORS.
Isn’t that right, Lt. Col. Oliver North.
Under who’s leadership has our Nation’s economic activity CONTRACTED? On who’s watch has our Nation’s prosperity GROWN. What investments made by our Federal Government have we benefited from the most, and which ones have limited the upward economic mobility of the American Middle Class?
We cannot rely on Political Labels and Divisive Rhetoric to inform our decisions. We must rely on FACTS… if we believe in the experiment, we must embrace the evidence we see.
I believe in a fiscally conservative government, but I also believe the money we spend should be better managed. ONE MAN should not dictate to us our answers, the best answers are forged in the crucible of OPEN DEBATE. There is a debate to be had on the Infrastructure Package being proposed, but there currently is NO DEBATE being had… ONE SIDE doesn’t want to participate.
They simply stand OPPOSED.
Farmers in RED STATES need those FUNDS just as much as farmers in BLUE STATES. Their elected officials are letting them down by not engaging on their behalf.
Doing nothing is not ‘Smaller Government’… it’s OPPRESSIVE Government. Cutting benefits for those who need them most isn’t fiscally conservative, it’s passing the BUCK. It’s dodging responsibility, shifting the burden onto someone ELSE. It’s kind of like virtue signaling, but it’s a bit different… you just have to put 2 and 2 together.
Can these issues be SOLVED with FACTS and DATA? Will they ever be resolved if we constantly retreat into our political corners… where has that led us so far?
If we allow our passions to rule the day, we miss out on the CHANCE to find KNOWLEDGE. By painting it as either RED or BLUE we cannot find the subtlety necessary to establish COMMON GROUND… to achieve the goals we ALL wish to see.
The experiment was conceived to create KNOWLEDGE, to prove a hypothesis through the collection of FACTS and DATA. Can Mankind rule itself Justly and in PEACE? After 240 years… we have that KNOWLEDGE. We now have that DATA. That shared experience is our COMMON BOND… that is the GIFT that we’ve been given.
The time now comes for us to decide… what is it that we will leave behind for our grandchildren. Let it be no flash of political passions that leads us to cast aside UNION, hard fought and battle won. Let us learn from our Forefathers and elevate the ERRORS that they have made. Let their example guide us, so we will not repeat their mistakes.
Today, we take for granted that which they did not have! They did not know it was possible… all they had was FAITH, and a firm belief in the inherent good that can come from a STRONG UNION.
We now know the answer… today, we stand as proof.