The GOP or Grand Old Party as the initials mean(literally old) is undergoing a spectacular meltdown across America as I type. Who is to blame? That's easy, the Democrats under Barack Obama! That's right, the GOP is disintegrating because a liberal Black man is sitting in the White House and every conservative knows the White House is supposed to be for whites. Forgive me, I digress. This isn't a racial story but rather a political one and the racial aspect can wait for another article.
If you look carefully at the political agenda that the Conservatives have been addressing lately you'll see a pattern, a muddled one direction pattern, to nothing important in this country today, or for the past few years as a matter of fact!
America is sick and is trying to heal, both financially and physically(healthcare wise) and the majority of Conservatives don't want you to see what's going on to correct these situations. Let me first point out one thing to my readers. I was not always a Democrat, in fact I'm still not one today. I vote for what I deem to be the most sensible and logical plans to continue into the next 4+ years when I vote and lately it's been with the Dems. Why? Why would a former Conservative be voting a Liberal ticket? It's because I'm not a mindless automaton! I read the newspaper, I watch the news(except for Fox and MSNBC because they're too far to the right and left respectively). I see what's going on in this country and how the GOP 'smoke and mirror' politicians are trying to confuse the already confused voters into believing that the only issues today are, 1)Obama's destruction of the health care system, 2)Obama's destruction of the financial system, 3)Obama's destruction of the planned parenthood system, and 4)Obama's allegiance with Gays to destroy the institution of real marriage in America!
What I read in the newspapers and see televised through many opinions and reports is this, by the above numbers.
1) Heath care costs in America are staggering and unless put into proper perspective as far as access and price, will bankrupt anyone that enters into a long term illness or disease. Without a health care option, single payer preferred, America's problems will only expand exponentially. The fattening of America has brought with it a host of new, long term, health problems with Diabetes and heart disease at the top of the list. Both cost money in large amounts over time. How nice to work long hours to have enough to make copays(if you have insurance) on your health problems, a vicious cycle to say the least.
2) Unemployment and the financial stability of America. It must be a real drag to be sick and have no money to buy medicine or a doctors care but that's what the GOP is saying we need. What?! What we need is Americans to be healthy so they CAN work and not be disabled to drag on the economy. Most Americans want to work but don't have employment to go to! Look at Detroit as an example.
It's a ghost town! No work! No police that want to respond to crime! Crime that chases away the police! Foreclosures everywhere! Did I mention there's no employment there? Employment is like an antibiotic, once administered it starts to destroy the unemployment infection and honest people flood back in and the bad element gets forced out again. The GOP is holding back the antibiotics for employment until they can get someone in to take the credit for fixing it, while Americans wait and go hungry, get sicker, and in some cases die waiting for change!
We have nobody to blame but ourselves people! We are the voters and when we vote stupidly we get stupid representation that does nothing but try to make money and increase their power in Washington. We, the voters, have the ultimate control over this but we continue to pass the responsibility on to those that seek to harm the country out of greed and the seeking of power over others. I digress again, sorry!
3)Planned parenthood! Is that 70 year old man or woman who's yelling at the 20 something girl who got pregnant by accident the right person to be lecturing her about what she should be doing? I think not. Will they adopt this child when it's born? Not a chance! Will they directly give her support funds to care for her baby? Not a chance! What will they give her and her new, unwanted baby? A church pamphlet and directions to a church to beg for forgiveness for her sins. I think the church has gotten to entrenched into the government that it's become a cancer unto itself in the running of the country. The founding fathers of America knew this to be an issue that needed to be addressed in the forming of our government and specifically decried it as a bad thing to let happen. I agree with them. America is not a Christian country anymore! It should not be governed by Christian ethics either because of this anymore. America is Christian, Atheist, Muslim, Jewish, Agnostic, Buddhist, Hindu, Unitarian, Wicca, Native American, Baha'i, New Age, Sikhism, and Deist to name but a few of the top 20 religions in America today! Don't they have a say as well? I guess not if those fat old men in Washington have a thing to say about it. Why is the President sworn in with a Bible and not the Koran or the Talmud or another religious object of religious words represented in America? It's because America is run by religious bigots, that's why! I digress again!
4) The Gaying of America by the Liberals! A 2012 Gallup Poll showed that only 4% of Americans are Gay and 96% are either not Gay or choose not to say, but that percentage would still be quite low as the fear of 'coming out' is minimal nowadays. What are the Conservatives afraid of? Do they think homosexuality is a disease that they could contract? I think some of them recently did contract it but a disease it is not. Gay marriage as a talking point is stupid. Marriage, as a religious right, is also stupid. It's all a show because the religious wedding is legally meaningless because it's the finalization of the marriage contract that holds the rule of law! The marriage license, when signed by all parties, is the only legal document of the court, not whatever God you pray to. Religion added to the service is all smoke and mirrors for the show aspect for the guests, entertainment and nothing else! Gays would like to marry as well. I don't think that I'm qualified enough to say who can and cannot be wed. I don't think anybody can. Well, so long as the species is correct that is, can't have Tom marrying his dog now can we, even if it's a bitch. Getting back on track now. There are issues even the Gays haven't fully researched I think. Yes, they can create a legal bond between each other and share finances, even insurance and property. All well and good. It also tells the other partner that they have committed themselves to the other. All well and good. If they so desire they can get a non-Catholic wedding(the Church of Rome forbids this act) in a church by and ordained head of the parish or temple of their choice. All well and good. They can HIRE entertainment, BUY licensing, PAY taxes, BUY family insurance, HIRE catering, RENT a function room, RENT/BUY wedding attire, BUY gifts for the wedding couple, BUY a trip away for a honeymoon, HIRE an attorney to set up retirement finances or establish wills, trusts, etc., and banks write MORTGAGES! Well, do you see where I'm going with this? Gays getting married is good for America. Just like heteros getting married. People are hired and things are purchased. This is how America grows and prospers! If things don't work out? Lawyers get HIRED x2, realtors SELL property, separate furniture is BOUGHT, apartments are RENTED! Just a few of the things that we all have been doing with marriage and we want to tell Gays that they're not worthy enough to help support American business? Why not? Marriage, in it's base form is a legal union of two individuals under the law. It's not a loving union blessed by a God. That's not recognized by the government as a legal agreement! Who does it hurt? The religious zealots, that's who. The small minority with the biggest mouth's, that's who. Who holds the majority to make things right and fair? We do, the voters.
What do we need to do? We need to vote out the old ideas that have been running our government for too long and bring in newer, fresher ideas that will allow us to grow back into the greatest nation in the world.
A 2009 study found that U.S. students ranked 25th among 34 countries in math and science, behind nations like China, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong and Finland.(a) That's another article!Sources cited: (a)http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/best-education-in-the-wor_n_2199795.html