Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The State of Affairs

Ya know, LDs, I'm never sure of my status in politics. I try not to talk politics, not just because I'm worried I'm going to offend someone (which I'm not, I just don't like being yelled at because my views are different...and I've gotten just that). It's mostly because I'm so damn confused.

I'm ok with helping out people who need it.
Let me clarify that. If you work and you try and you don't abuse the system, I have no problem with my tax dollars going to help you keep food on your table for your kids because your paychecks go to heat your home. It's when you have five kids and you get a job and work just long enough to be eligible for unemployment benefits again, and you do something stupid to get fired. You get to draw unemployment for the next eighteen months (or whatever it is), as long as you are actively 'looking' for a job. Please don't take this as me bragging, but I've only had to have unemployment one time...last fall...for one week...because our company mandated two weeks of furloughs. I've been working in some capacity or another since I was fifteen.

I'm ok with the government being in charge of police and fire departments and the military. I'm not ok with them telling me what I can and can't do - seat belts and smoking are two examples. If I choose not to wear a seatbelt, so be it. While I do not believe in abortion, I'm not going to demand that everyone else believe the same way I do. If you are love the person that you are with and could see yourself with that person until you're old and grey (like the one I have with Mr Realist), I don't care that you share the same gender. What matters is that you are happy. Why should I be allowed to marry and you can't?

I do have a problem with the Health Care bill. How are the House, the Senate, and the President exempt from this?

The reason I post this is because I follow Mrs. Flinger. She's the one who started the {W}rite of Passage that I was participating in (it's kind of on hiatus for now), and she's pretty damn cool. She posted I'm a Libertarian earlier this evening, and it struck a chord with me. She's made some very good points, and even though there was a slightly heated discussion that went on not long before I commented, it wasn't name calling and such like you've undoubtedly seen on other blogs or FB. It was civil.

And provocative.

I'm going to have to find both The Jungle and Gulag Archipelago, just for educational purposes (and since I'm going to be on, I might get them for nothing!), along with 1984 (o's like I'm back in college).

No matter if you're Democrat or Republican, Libertarian or Liberal or Conservative, Independent, Whig, or even Anarchist, I'll still call you friend.

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Your calm and yet confused
Mrs Dreamer


  1. I love you. And I totally agree. Thanks for linking up to Mrs. Flinger, she did write a fab post. The less government, the damn better!!


Be safe out there.