Saturday, January 8, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords Shot: Congresswoman Shot In Arizona (LIVE UPDATES)

Gabrielle Giffords Shot: Congresswoman Shot In Arizona (LIVE UPDATES): I have been reading posts on other sites that you can not blame Palin or the tea party for this event. I'm sorry, yes you can. That this person was disturbed is without question, but 'targets' posted on individual­s (by Palin) and political hopefuls who urge people to shoot a gun with him to help remove his opponent from office (Jesse Kelly) just direct those prone to violence that it is ok and it is accepted. There are a few Teabaggers who I am sure are happy about this, because this is the type of country they want. Not rule of law, but rule of gun to enforce the laws they want. You can not single this out a random singular event without attaching blame to the culture that has been created prior to this event. Sherrif Dupnik is correct in his assessment of today's tragic events. Palin, the ilk like her, and the rest who follow them do share the blame. They have made it seem that intelligen­t dialogue is not the way, that democracy is not the way, but that if you don't get your way resort to violence. It has now happened. Acted on by a disturbed young man, but orchestrat­ed by disturbed politics.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Here is the response from danielet. It must have been deleted, because it does not show on the commenst section (click to enlarge):



After that one was deleted by HuffPost, here came the second attempt. Is it just me or is the second one just that much crazier?:













Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Moderation

From the Rally to Restore Sanity Forum

Moderation: "Twelve principles of political moderation
1. People of good will can eventually resolve their differences without rancor or recrimination.
2. Sincere, well-intentioned people can disagree. They can look at the same information and arrive at different conclusions.
3. Someone who disagrees with me is an opponent, not an enemy. Those who disagree with me or my party are almost certainly not evil, dishonest or unpatriotic.
4. People who disagree on some things rarely disagree on everything. Today’s opponent is often tomorrow’s ally.
5. Opponents are to be defeated on the specific issue in question, not obliterated, extirpated, crushed or ruined.
6. Half a loaf is better than none. Compromise is an essential element of the political process.
7. Everyone opposes crime and favors education. Nearly all political disagreements are about methods, not goals.
8. Sometimes, there is more than one acceptable solution to a problem. It is often better to implement any among them promptly than to argue interminably about which is the very best.
9. As the end doesn’t justify the means, so the means don’t justify the end. If the best information and intentions have resulted in an unworkable or unjust solution, it’s time to try something else.
10. Sometimes, one’s best efforts on behalf of a cause or position are unsuccessful. When that happens, it’s time to proceed to the next issue without lingering ill will. Civility in dissent is essential.
11. An opponent’s personal life is none of my business. An opponent’s family is entitled to privacy and respect.
12. No political party, philosophy or cause has exclusive rights to the Diety. No political party, philosophy or cause has exclusive rights to the nation’s flag."

Saturday, July 10, 2010

That's One Way To Do It

The Modern Whig Party continues to grow as more individuals realize the two dominant parties are not looking out for them. Recently, The American Centrist Party joined with the MWP. I like this new strategy of absorbing some of the other smaller moderate parties. Hopefully this will be a growing trend.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Shocker

As the election draws closer we will witness the Democratic Party cannibalize itself, the Republican nominee pander to the extremes of that party and leave voters not with the choice of who is best, but who is not as bad as the other. This was a ripe year for a third party candidate with many prominent Americans able to fill that role, but once again any chance of relying on a third party lies with Ralph Nader. So much for a third party's hopes.
Is there someone out there who would be or would have been a viable third party candidate? Yes, but to look at the way elections are handled and are covered what person with integrity would want to enter the race? It would take, I think, someone from one of the two major parties to finally get fed up with the status quo and gather some like minded individuals to actually challenge the 148 years of Republican and Democratic dominance of our political legacy in America.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Revelations and Ruminations

I found three statements by three different people very interesting this week. First off we have Ms. Sara Taylor who claims she took an oath to the president and then proceeded to get confused on the difference between the Constitution and the president. Next we have that same president saying that he listens to the commander's and not Congress over policy in Iraq. Lastly, we have Stephen Hadley telling us that Iraq is a major concern, because we are in a post-9/11 world. Analysis?
  1. There lies the underlying problem with this administration and the people in it. They are not loyal to the people of the United States. They are loyal to George W. Bush and will do anything (or in some cases do nothing) to protect him and his policies no matter how that harms the country and chiefly our Constitution.
  2. Wow. This is the first time Bush has admitted he listens to anybody. By the way the U.S. military is not a rogue agency that determines anything. It enacts policy made by people in Washington. If the people want out of Iraq then it is the commanders' jobs to carry out that policy as quickly and as safely possible...Bush listens to people? I can't get over that one...
  3. IRAQ HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH 9/11!!! Every time a White House official is asked anything about problems in Iraq they bring up 9/11. The only reason there are terrorists in Iraq is because WE are in Iraq. This Whig personally feels we should have avoided Iraq and sent all our forces into Afghanistan. If we had done that then possibly we would have caught the person responsible for 9/11, OSAMA BIN LADEN who at this point, after close to six years, is still running free!

Once again, let us get America back and vote a for a third party in 2008.