Politics, Parenthood, and the Pockets on my Shirt…


I’m a Conservative by definition, and a Republican by default.  Truthfully, I am neither a true Republican or Democrat, as both parties are shining examples of what is wrong in American politics.  Politics has always drawn my attention though, so much so, that at one point in my past, I gave consideration to ‘throwing my own hat in the ring’ of Oklahoma politics, however I came to my senses and quickly entered the private sector of business.


Currently, we as Americans are under the rule of the Obama/Leftist experience.  This experiment in Socialism has proven to be a miserable failure, fueled on by partisan political maneuvers on both sides, a reckless economic situation, and a liberal media that is in love with the “Supreme Leader”.  I am one of the not so few, those that look at the U.S. Constitution as a basis for our great republic, one that sets forth our inalieble rights in the Bill of Rights, set forth by a group of great men who knew all too well the pitfalls of big government and extreme taxation.  The Obama administration stands for class warfare, wealth redistribution, and the nationalization of private enterprise.  Of tremendous importance, is the assault on the American Oil/Gas industry, of which is lauded by all within his corrupt administration.  Recently, there was a GE television commercial incorporating Budweiser employees making their product, then explaining to everyone at a bar how the beer wouldn’t be cold without their technology producing the power to run the refrigeration system used to chill the popular lager.  I argue that in the same sense, the American Oil/Gas industry does MORE, in fact there would be no plastic components, fossil fuels, and availability of such materials to even create the components of everyday life (and GE’s parts) that put together the power grid that ‘cools the beer’ of all.  Drilling for oil and gas in America is patriotic, and socially responsible given the recent charge that windmill farms are warming the earth, contributing to the farce of ‘global warming’.  For the first time, I will readily admit ‘man’s’ contribution to ‘global warming’, the environmentalists are actually speeding it up by installing these non-sustainable energy sources.  It’s ridiculous.


Next item: I’m all for isolationism.  I’ll go along with the leftist agenda of pulling all troops out of trouble areas throughout the world.  Let’s bring them home, and line them up along the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico.  In the past when confronted with a problem with foreign governments we utilize ineffective tactics such as embargos and sanctions to deal with rogue governments and their leaders.  This is parenting 101: the other day my son threw a metal toy truck across the living room.  His defiance was impressive in that he had good distance, but unacceptable as we don’t throw things in the house.  I took it away and explained he would be without the toy for a week.  This had no affect on him whatsoever, he has at least 30 other similar trucks to play with.  The same applies to dictators of countries like North Korea, Iran, and Cuba: it doesn’t affect them in a meaningful way.  Instead, we should stop buying their products, stop trade all together, and become a self-sufficient nation. 


Lastly, political posturing of both sides annoys me.  The recent focus on Romney’s family and the constant ‘doting’ the press does on the First lady is of no significance to my voting decisions or me.  I’m concerned with the President’s war on domestic energy production, his neurotic need to interject himself in racist agendas such as directing his Justice Department not to prosecute the Black Panthers for election tampering and focusing on the Trayvon Martin case.  These two issues should not be a part of a Presidential agenda, it should be job creation and energy independence for instance.  My annoyance has eroded over the past 3 years to that I find when I wear a shirt with no pockets on it.  Sure, I can survive my day without an extra pocket to keep up with my things, but it makes it easier.  I am hoping the President buys some shirts with a pocket, and puts copy of the bill of rights in that shirt pocket, and references it often.  He won’t, and the political posturing will continue, and the Republicans will point their fingers, as will the Democrats, and nothing will get done.  It’s an election year and so the games are in full swing.  I think I’m going to go change my shirt to one that has a pocket in it, and God willing in November when a Republican is elected to the highest office in the land, I will have some money left in that pocket.

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