By SANDY PRICE
I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t help but compare the political extremes we have in America at this time, to the years I worked in a small private school back in the 1970s. I substituted in on many classes, worked in the library and study hall and had my lunch with the kids and kept an eye on their actions. We were warned that 3rd and 4th graders often develop gangs (peer groups) and could be cruel in their treatment of other kids. We were told to stop this group gang attitude from starting and we were successful.
What are we going to do when gangs become voters fighting over the control of our White House and Congress? I was right here on Reader Rant during the time of ClintonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mess with the blue dress and instead of trying to increase the agenda of the GOP, the movement was directed at
ClintonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s promiscuity and adultery. Robertson, Falwell and Dobson stepped into the GOP and insisted that they become the political arm of the organized Christian Coalition. Immediately any thought of limited government and individual freedoms were thrown away and plans to bring in a solid Christian President was formed.
Within the new Conservative movement there was a discussion of introducing a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sin AmendmentÃ¢â‚¬Â that they felt would keep undesirables out of politics. It would make Adultery, Prostitution, Pornography, Gambling and Abortions against Federal Law. They came up with the Governor of Texas, the son of President Bush 41 and the Conservatives jumped on board and in 2000 America enjoyed a new political movement called the Conservatives.
The most extreme element of the religious right was now in charge of our government. It set new agendas for anyone running for any office in
America. I remembered this Sin Amendment and tried to warn everyone to be very careful or our Federal government would be heading for a police state that resembled the Inquisitions of Europe. The real problem of the Conservatives was soon found in the One World Order movement of building an American Empire. Somehow American Christians were now behind this move as they saw it as a powerful movement to bring all Americans under Christian doctrines.
No changes were discussed in the Bush 43 Administration except for social prohibitions and the Republican Party began to lap this up as the only way to save our Nation. However our Conservative leaders overlooked the need for honest and open government. Immediately they had plans to return to Iraq and get what was left of the oil and if they had to kill hundreds of thousands of Muslim, that was simply a plus.
So here we sit. We have Democrats who realize they can only win back the White House with an anti-war agenda. The search for leadership has been difficult as they all know that they may have to incorporate some of the prohibitions being pushed by the Conservatives. The Republicans will only promote and vote for a pro-life Candidates. There is a group of Republicans for Choice that has been around since this ridiculous new agenda was formed giving the federal government the last word in setting morals for all Americans. They have been labeled as RINOs and tightly controlled by the Bush Administration.
Is it just me, or is anyone else shocked at the corruption found in this Conservative movement? Do they really want a Dictator in the White House if it means that abortions will be the first social issue to make it into the Constitution? Do they not see the doors opening for all issues that they consider immoral? Will we give the federal government control over our personal lives because we trust them to know what is right? I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think so!!!
If the right and the left donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stop this childish fighting and restore an honest and open debate about the mess
America is in, we deserve to lose our nation. What is driving the Conservatives to keep us into the slaughter in
Iraq to the point where all Americans are despised all over the world? Not one of our Conservative leaders or writers can define what victory is in this mess called Iraq. Will we sit back and watch the great diversion called Iran take us off the subject of Iraq? We canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t win in
Iraq and we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t win in Iran!
CHB may be the only site where debate is possible. I think we are all adult enough to understand that neither side can solve anything. We need a combination of promised ethics, economics and a strong stand against corruption. We need to expand our readers and ask them to join in on the debate on all facets of improvement in Washington D.C. and in every State Capitol.
The list of what is wrong in America is growing daily. Things like who has the authority over our personal choices and how can we find the scientific proof of the threat of global warming? How can we get away from Middle Eastern oil supplies? How can we settle our energy crisis at home? How can we teach American kids to read?
I was thinking last night how badly we need a television news source for what we want in the way of news coverage. Our MSM is now in competition with each other lowering the standards of all of them. Ratings choose our political points of view and we are stuck with every bimbo who finds herself in court, dead or alive.
LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all get behind DougÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s CAMPAIGN FOR OUR AMERICA and work as a team to hash out how we all feel about the future of our nation. We have a great source of Ranters right here who understand the laws of the Constitution and the definition of right and wrong. LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s get out of the two party fight ring and work for a new strength for
America on this dangerous planet.
(Sandy Price began her political activism after finally getting cable in her area of the central California coast. She watched two hours of C-SPAN and realized she needed to get involved immediately. That was in 1993 and once she found the internet, it was just the beginning. She is now retired from working as a technical writer and costume designer and lives in Sun City, AZ.)