Ok My turn,
First I am enjoying this post, no big name calling and trying for facts. So hey
I figured why not jump in.
FISA was never an issue, it was the granting of immunity for the few telecos' that
followed the orders without a warrant. Obama in Feb. stated he was against that.
In July he voted for it.http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9982898-7.html
Then we have Biden not a strong choice imo, but he actually voted against the above
mentioned bill. Biden imo has some strange voting as well in his past. Neither have shown
any type of really strong voting on one side or the other.
McCain and Palin what a media stunt (it might work). The interesting facts that are being seen
about Palin and her history in power surely goes towards the big boys club. Her stances on
religion and abortion are off the charts. McCain does not appear to be interested in much of
a change. Since of course Blackwater and company are in good spirits with the Bush administration
it does not appear to change. When did the US start sub contracting militia, why was Blackwater in
La. ? Never heard those questions being asked.
As far as either party I care for none. As far as having both parties nominations actually detaining
protestors without a real cause, how can that be forgiven? The Republicans went further but the
Democrats were not far behind. Neither party in my opinion are interested in the constitution or
individual rights. The talk is good the actions do not stand up to scrutiny for either party.
If you mention the buzz words today bomb,terrorists, sex offenders everyone gets up into arms.
The FAA and Homeland security, under the Bush Administration has crippled travel. Those
actions have escalated in so many other areas it is not funny. No one is allowed a mistake. The
US justice system is charging more people for smaller offenses that soon everyone will have a
The thoughts that a third party is taking votes from one of the really two party system does not
hold much water. There are many people who will vote for a third party and never vote for one
of the main liners. How does that give votes to either one of the other parties? I for one would
love to vote NOA (None of the above) in which my vote counts. The opinion that not voting denies
anyone a voice is wrong. Why does everyone have to vote? To have a forced vote to be counted
by someone that really care less about any the candidates, might just make them pull the first lever
without regard to the name. Wouldn't that then make a possible election suspect?
Food for thought:
A person normally carries a pocket knife for cutting things like string, maybe has a screwdriver
on it as well. When in school they never carry it. Then one day while in a rush the pocket knife
is forgotten, now the person is in school. Almost all schools have a zero tolerance policy. So what
is the person to do? Turn the pocket knife? There are two ways this would play out. The first would be
to take the pocket knife to a teacher or principle and the person get a minor lecture to remember to
leave it at home. The lesson is being taught. The real reaction is that the police are called, the person
is suspended if not expelled. No chance for explaination, or remorse. The second action would be to
hide the pocket knife until school is over. The second action would of course have the same results
as the first.
This tend is in place and happening everyday. Think about what has changed to allow these types of
events today. Anyone that feels that the tragedies of today are preventable, are mistaken. Guns and
knives still appear in court rooms, even after a metal detector. The same for any public place.
I do hope this post continues in a constructive manner. This is certainly a hot topic since it has alot
personal involvement. Sorry about the length as well.