Here's my problem with politics; I have a very strong belief that people should be able to make their own choices, and excercise their rights. This spans abortion (pro-choice), gay marriage (pro), AND gun rights (anti gun control).
Unfortunately, the Democrats and Republicans seem to be all gung-ho about protecting some rights while totally discriminating against the others and it seems ridiculous that most people can't see how arbitrary and hypocritical this is.
p.s. I enjoyed the I SIDE WITH survey - it was fun!
79% Gary Johnson
78% Jill Stein
52% Mitt Romney
57% American voters
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Starting: 6'1" 220 lbs
Starting Energy: "bleh...."
Current: 183 lbs @ 8.33% BF (Jackson/Pollock 4 caliper method)
Current Energy: "WOOHOO!" See my journal HERE.
"Paleo? Try it, but be wary of the cult mentality that comes with it. Paleovangelists are everywhere and a bit scary."
I can't remember who said it, but I heard once that the Democrats and Republicans are just the same thing with different marketing. Not entirely true, but not all that far off either.
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It looks like some of libertarian leaders are using the despicable "socialized" European medicine (they give an example of some top guy, married to a French woman) who, yes goes to doctors in Paris.
Apparently, only little libertarians should be deprived of medical care.
The problem is that messianic movements tend to end up tragically.
Look what I found in a dictionary
charlatan - a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
Each party really just ahs their own way of approaching the problem(s) -- so it's really not what to do (ie, 'fix the economy! fix education! fix health care!') but how to do it.
And, as others have said, both parties step on rights depending upon the "du jour" of it.
Honestly, I'm just getting ahold of NZ politics and I'm not keen on this asset sales bit.