Monday, September 10, 2012

Yes. No. Maybe?

I used to think I knew where I stood when it came to my political views, which really is a laugh considering how just 5 or 6 years ago it was almost the exact opposite. But this election year I have been trying to make myself more informed on how the candidates actually vote, not just what they spew in their ads.

Sadly the more I research the more confused I become. Because I look deeper into the issues I start to question what it is I really believe and which issues I find more important. All things considered who has the best economic plan will play a big part in my decision. But who is that really?

I mean once you dig through all the slogans and the mudslinging economic policies are pretty hard to understand since I was not an economics major in college. Both sides seem to have things that make sense and things that don't.

So I have two months left to figure this economic thing out. But what about the other issues? I am starting to think that maybe I will just trust the Supreme Court to catch any drastic social policy changes that I might not agree with on any particular candidate. Besides which it takes a majority of Congress to pass those laws and I imagine Congress is going to be close to an even split between the two parties.

The one thing I know is that I want a President that is a leader and is capable of getting Congress to do their jobs and work with each other instead of all this needless bickering that seems to be the case these last few years.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Unfinished Thoughts

Like a wedding ring in a pawn shop
We all have a sad story to tell
And no one to listen.

Twisting in the wind,
I fly the white flag
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So I started to write this about a week ago. I can't seem to finish it. So I'll just post it as is.