Didn’t you used to be a Republican? How can you turn your back on family values and embrace the things that are polar opposite from your core and your religion?Hmm. Well. Yes, once upon a time I was registered as a Republican; I was also a teenager whose political viewpoint was still far from being fully formed, and it was a time when being a Republican didn’t mean being someone so willing to squash the freedoms of those who might have a life viewpoint different than mine.
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There seems to be an ignorant—or perhaps arrogant— willingness to forget that many of the founders of this great country were atheists, and those non-believers were more than willing to protect the freedoms of others to embrace belief and live the religions of their own choosing.
But worse, if it can be worse, the Republican Party of today doesn’t appear to be acting in the best interests of the country, but rather in its own interests. Party above all, screw the country. It seems that they will do and say anything to keep President Obama from being re-elected, no matter how many lies that have to be told or truths that have to be skewered to get it done. They’re blocking bills they themselves initially supported, stumping jobs-creation that leads to higher unemployment, and they’re pushing to default on debt, which has led to the downgrading of the U.S. credit rating…and it’s all being done to forward an agenda that is not for the greater good, but for the good of the special few.
Look, you know the lies are over the top when even Fox News feels it has to point out the glaring untruths in Ryan’s convention speech.
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As for Romney, he seems like a personable guy. I think he’d be a lousy president and he flip flops like a fish out of water, but I’m not a fan of the way the media jumps on stupid things about him. Like his tax returns. So he won’t release them. Big deal. We all know he’s rich as hell, there’s no news to be found there. I don’t think he’s hiding money from the government or covering up unpaid taxes. If anything, he doesn’t want the LDS church to see exactly how much he’s got, because there’s that pesky tithing thing and he just might not have coughed up 10% of every single dime he’s made.
I’m just guessing on that, though. And I doubt it would be intentional, but why stir up the pot when it doesn’t need to be?
He needs to stop the borderline apologies for his wealth and stop trying to make like he and his family really know what it’s like to not have a lot. We all know his life has been more comfortable than most, even in his youth. So what? I don’t begrudge anyone their wealth. Do good things with it, be a good person, that’s all that matters.
Still…I no longer trust what the Republican Party stands for. Because from where I sit, it’s now a party of we’re right, you’re wrong, and if you don’t embrace how far to the right we now lean then you’re going to hell, and like it or not we’re taking this country back to the 50s where our women belong in the kitchen, and all those faggoty people need to go the fuck away.
It’s become—to me—a party of people who claim to be Christian and want to take the U.S. to Christian extremes, yet I see very little true Christian principles in these people. There’s a meanness there that just makes me sad. There’s a level of fear-mongering that leaves me bewildered, and—I hate to say it—a lack of education that scares me. Ignorance embraced—if you honestly believe that our President is a Muslim (not that it should matter, not if one truly believes in freedom of religion) and he was born in Kenya, yeah, you’re not the brightest bulb in the pack—terrifies me.
None of that means I’m a Democrat, either. It only means that in the post-Reagan era, the Republican Party lost my trust, and it would take a hell of a lot to get it back.
Oh, and the core of "my religion?"
Yeah, so not an organized religion kind of person. Been there, done that, hate the hypocrisy, never again.