No, I'm not wrong but I do agree. We do need to put a stop to the mutation of the Republican Party but more so, the United States. I fully support our leaders but this is getting a little out of hand. Now, with the '06 elections right around the corner, nothing will change until afterwards. I'm talking about our swelling national government, our spending habits, and also our nation's growing dependency and decreasing intelligence.
Just recently, there have been some heated debates around these blogging circles about neoconservatives, our numerous government agencies, and the most recent tragedies. I fully support President Bush however, bloggers from both sides of the spectrum do agree on certain issues. Some being the transportation bill (enough pork to feed California), the spending habits of Congress, and of course, the war in Iraq.
We need to file a chapter 11. Reorganization. Everyone needs to sit back, re-evaluate our current situation, and focus on a solution. The two sides don’t need to agree on policies or situations, but we should all unite in cleaning up our own mess. This "mess", started by neither party (I’m trying to focus on the future), needs to be situated. The Democrats need to stand for something while the Republicans need to revert back to our fundamentals. Yes, more state’s rights and less spending on all levels. I am getting fed up. I am beginning to feel like Patrick Buchanan. The Right is in the wrong direction, the democrats are busying criticizing while not taking actions, and our internal policies have gone to shit (pardon my French but it is quite fitting).
I will be the first to admit that I am rolling over to the bigger picture. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been voting party lines because it is the lesser of two evils. I’ve come to the conclusion that we need to be more proactive and stop being reactive. Dad29 used a good term during one of our past debates and it dawned on me that this very well might be the case. "Compassionate Conservatism" may well be a mask of big spending, neocon ideals. Granted this terminology cannot be used in all situations but I do agree it’s been getting out of hand.
Thank God for John Roberts. The man we’ve been waiting for. He will definitely curb a lot of our recent bad habits. Once seated, I think he will really help reverse a lot of inane legislature. First stop: the 5th Amendment. As most have already forgotten, the 5th Amendment has been transmogrified into a completely different interpretation. This needs to be reversed. Then we eliminate the Campaign Finance Reform, an abolishment of free speech. To McCain and Feingold I say, "screw you". No, Roberts, is not a god, nor is he going to change the world. I do think he’s going to resuscitate the stagnant bench and put a stick in the spokes of a runaway bike. I know he is only a Supreme Court Justice and really has little bearing on policies, but he hasn’t forgotten about that piece of paper that is the foundation of the United States – the Constitution.