I always feel the need for my return to writing I need to produce something poignant, something structured and significant, as there aren't many writings on here anymore. It keeps me from writing - but not writing has led me to reading, and that's been good enough lately.
I've gotten passionately, though I wouldn't say deeply, involved in politics. People who get deeply involved argue on forums - I argue on facebook, and therefore don't use the higher, more in depth material or arguments as the majority of people I talk to are, for the most part like me, retarded because we're on facebook. With me, an explanation for anything I believe in goes back to a deep set of fundamental beliefs, and therefore explaining myself takes a long time, and despite the lack of easy explanation, it makes me feel more firm and rooted in my beliefs.
I spent a long time wanting to be rebellious, went through my communist phase - the Che phase - before I even took economics and knew what I was talking about. It was contrarian, or so I was told, and that was enough for me. I bought his book. I never read it. I wanted to be smart and I asked for Carl Sagan's Cosmos series for Christmas, and with it my dad included a Christian documentary that was basically a rebuttal to it. He didn't ever say anything more than that I should watch it. He just gave it to me. He never told me that Carl Sagan was a liberal pot smoking moron, he left me to find that out on my own. I didn't realize that for a long, long time, but it meant a lot to me when I did.
Now that I'm moving past the high school extremist phase of my life, I've moved into the college extremist phase of my life and at no better time than when our country is being raped by liberals. The problem is, you can't argue with liberals because they don't believe in anything at all, so you can't back them up against a wall to defend themselves. They just believe you should love everyone and not worry about what works or that liberalism leads to slavery because everyone becomes equal - in the worst way.
I do not believe that all men are created equal - obviously Einstein and the proverbial Forrest Gump are not equal - but they have equal rights. But what are these rights?
The standard moron can say "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" but not many can explain it.
Very simply put these can probably only be understood in light of what it looks like not to have them - to live in Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, or any of these countries where people eke out an existence in oppression and most certainly don't have freedom or, as we would define it, happiness.
Not a right. Marriage is an legal institution accepted by a majority of society - as shown with gay marriage being voted down 31/31 times - and not a basic right.
No way. No one owes you that. Those who would not work to provide for themselves are owed nothing by those who do. The same people who say healthcare is unaffordable are the same people who, for the most part, are financially irresponsible.
It is financially irresponsible to waste money on things like cigarettes and alcohol before providing for your family. Sorry - those aren't a right either. It's also financially irresponsible to have more kids than you can afford - especially if they're with multiple (multiple, multiple) people. I am NOT a proponent of abortion - I'm a proponent of responsibility.
The minimum wage argument is ridiculous. No one who goes to work and works hard over a period of time will ever remain at minimum wage unless they essentially choose to do so. If you want to move up and make more money and provide more for your family, there are more than enough opportunities to better yourself - even with a simple library card. I've learned more from libraries than I ever will from college, and more knowledgeable employees are better employees.
I believe wholeheartedly in the free market. I believe that this socialism is an atrocity brought on because liberals have taught everyone that it's wrong to tell anyone no - gays, people on welfare, anyone. If you tell someone they don't deserve something you are a hateful, racist, intolerant, unintelligent bigot. IT'S NOT TRUE.
America has spent so long telling kids that they pass no matter what, that they get by for effort, that we've convinced ourselves slowly that everyone is equal. Not everyone is equal, everyone has equal opportunity to achieve greatness if they will work to achieve it. America doesn't achieve success. There are so many failed companies for every start up, but there are so many innovations that have come from people who found a better way to do something.
Liberal media has convinced almost everyone that anyone who succeeds in business, or receives a large paycheck got there by being a corrupt, backstabbing bastard. IT'S NOT TRUE. Companies don't want to hire unethical people - they're a HUGE legal liability in civil court. Those who do are few and far between.
As for executive compensation, people are guaranteed what they are guaranteed under contract law, period. If shareholders (the only people who have a say) are against that, they can group together to vote out those whom they desire to vote out. If they can't resolve it that way, they have every right to sell their stock and leave in protest.
As for the government firing executives, the government never had any right to get into private equities, but here we are - socialism!
In short, there is absolutely nothing wrong with telling someone no or that you disagree with them. This country was founded on saying NO. No, we won't be taxed without representation. No, we won't let you extort us financially. No, we don't like your way of doing things with us.
But now it's time to say NO, we don't want this liberal America. NO, we don't want your healthcare sham. NO, we don't want you in office and NO you won't be there next election. It's well time we grew some balls and started being politically incorrect and telling these people that we still stand for moral values and don't mind offending a small vocal minority that thinks they deserve everything they demand because NO THEY DON'T.