Dear Politicians. I’m struggling with which party to vote for this year. I would greatly appreciate some help from you. Here is what I believe in:
I believe in fiscal responsibility.
I believe that nothing is too big to fail.
I believe that left to its own accord, the free market will take care of itself.
I believe that people have a right to marry or sleep with any other consenting person they choose.
I believe birth control is a woman’s choice.
I believe in the separation of church and state.
I believe that science should be taught in schools and religion should be taught in church.
I believe that it’s up to parents, and only parents, to decide how to raise their kids.
I don’t want my laws based on somebody else’s religion – and I’m pretty sure other people don’t want laws based on mine.
I believe that guns are no more responsible for murder than spoons are for obesity.
I believe behavior is easier to change with education than legislation.
I believe tax dollars shouldn’t be spent on people who are able to work but simply unwilling to do so.
I believe that you can’t solve problems with the same flawed logic that created them.
I believe in measurement and metrics, and I believe that all laws should be evaluated as to whether or not they actually accomplished their set goals.
I believe that all legal citizens should be able to vote if they so choose, and I see no problem with requiring identification to do so.
I believe that if you don’t have an ID, then it’s your own problem because there’s nothing stopping you from getting one.
I believe that copyright, trademark, patent, and internet laws are all in need of a major overhaul.
I believe that the entertainment industry lawyers shouldn’t be the only ones involved in creating those laws.
I believe that the worst employee should be the first one fired and the best employee should be the first one hired – regardless of race, age, gender, or years of service.
I believe prices AND wages should be determined based upon whatever the market is willing to pay.
I believe that corporations can’t be considered people until they can be executed or jailed.
I really don’t care what other people believe either, however I do believe I should be able to disagree with them if I choose.
Unfortunately, I don’t fit into any political parties. Perhaps if I didn’t have to choose from two completely polarized buckets of issues I would be able to make decision. Perhaps we should all give that a try?