Friday, October 10, 2008

Why I am Republican

Why I’m a Republican....
Let me begin by saying that I watch politics like most men watch sports. I yell, throw things, cuss, stomp my feet, and get downright pissed off. Some of my friends have already practically banned talk of politics while I am at their house, because I get so fired up. Politics is one of my passions, and while I know most of you will disagree, I feel as though it's borderline unpatriotic NOT to take an active interest.Rather than list all of the reasons I despise Barack Obama and all of the reasons he and his party scare the hell out of me, I will spare you another one of my anti-liberal rants, and explain a few reasons exactly WHY I am a Republican.

We as Americans are being taxed to death in this country, and personally, I would kind of like to keep more of the money I earn. At the risk of sounding like a heartless bitch, I do not want my money going to welfare programs of any kind. Yes, I am fully aware that there are people less fortunate than me, but I am a firm believer that there is always room to succeed in this country. Ihave just started a new job after not working for 3 months, but do you see me asking for any sort of handout? No. I am milking my savings, and have made DRASTIC lifestyle changes. I no longer shop every weekend, or go out all of the time. This is not something I enjoy, but I am doing it. The part that disgusts me is that there are so many people out there who chose to go on welfare rather than suck it up and get a job at McDonald's. You do what you have to do to get by, and if you don't want to bother doing that, than I don't want to have any part in supporting your ass. Also pertaining to money, social security is a disaster. We are the ones who pay into it and we should have a say as to what we do with it or where that money goes.

I believe life begins at the moment of conception. Sorry if this offends anyone, but I do. I am adamantly opposed to abortion, and I do not want any of my tax dollars going to organizations like Planned Parenthood or any other organization that performs, advocates or condones abortion. I want to be assured that the candidate I chose to vote for in the Presidential election will only appoint Supreme Court justices that will push to overturn Roe v. Wade. Bare in mind, I do not judge anyone who has chosen to terminate a pregnancy, I just do not agree with it.

Global warming is not a big issue for me. That's not to say I don't think it might exist, I just agree that it is inevitable, and we do not need to go over the top trying to stop it. I do not think it should be a political issue, and the government does not need to be involved in it. The way I see it, the whole "go green" movement is a fad. Much like the pogo balls and slap bracelets we just had to have when we were kids, it will eventually pass, and something else will be the cool thing to do.

Capital punishment isn't inhumane. I believe if you intentionally and maliciously take a life, you deserve the chair, lethal injection, firing squad, hanging, or whatever method of capital punishment your state chooses. The only disagreement I have with the death penalty is that we do not use it enough. I think it should be extended beyond first degree murder to include serious crimes committed against children as well.

I also believe that the Second Amendment needs to be protected by our federal government. While I do agree with background checks being required to purchase firearms, I also am a firm believer in conceal and carry laws. Furthermore, as an unmarried female who generally lives alone, I would like to have protection should someone break into my home intending to do me harm. The last thing I want is stricter gun control laws that may prevent such a thing. Guns don't kill people. People kill people.

Gay marriage is another issue. I am not going to judge those who are gay or agree with it, I truly believe that marriage was intended to be between a man and a woman. In fact, I truly feel that the federal government needs to be less involved in the lives of its citizens. We need to be more independent and self-efficient rather than depending on the government to help us out or bail us out anytime we have the slightest problem.

Now for the shocker: I am not an old, white-haired, rich man with a trophy wife and more money than I know what to do with. Nor am I a bible thumping, gun-toting, homophobic, redneck racist, as stereotypes of Republicans would lead you to believe.It isn't fair to assume that's what makes a Republican, although I know many people buy into the whole stereotype. I like many of my fellow Republican friends and a female in my mid 20's, not rich, redneck, or racist, although I am a Bible believer. I chose the party I did because they are more in sync with my beliefs, both moral and ethical. It astounds me that so many people align themselves with the left based on their stereotypes of the right. I encourage anyone who reads this to please, ignore the stereotyping and preconceived notions of left and right, and chose the one that's right for you.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

I bet Amy Grant is a republican, and she could be our best friend!

Instead of having fear for how many people are going to vote for Obama, I am just praying that we make it through the consequences just to see the face of a Glorified Lord! You are my friend so honest, and I love it! God wants us to stop hiding what He has asked us to say, and just say it, maybe even scream it! Love ya