I’m in a ranting mood today. Reading the news this morning quite simply pissed me off. So, I took the time to explain my sometimes conflicting political beliefs, and how people like me have very few, if any, real options to put our support behind.
I also felt compelled to bemoan the loss of legitimate conservative thought in politics today, replaced as it has been by raging, radical libertarianism. Why, oh, why isn’t it possible to be in favor of tax and regulation cuts in some areas, tax and regulation increases in others, decry the nanny state and be for cutting spending yet still believe we need a useful social safety net and public assistance, and to get government the Hell out of our private, personal choices and freedoms while protecting the rights and liberties of all?
Our polarized two-party system makes these things seem almost schizophrenic at times, but I’m not the crazy one. It’s our government that’s gone over the wall into fantasy land, and myself, and other independent voters like me, are left holding our noses while being forced to pick what we hope is the lesser of two evils. Wow, is our system ever broken.