Archive for March, 2012

Reelection?

March 30, 2012

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57407062-503544/gingrich-gop-rivals-agree-time-to-focus-on-obama/ 

Probably the best time to do that would have been several weeks ago, from a republican standpoint. What I want to know is why did they make this announcement publicly? I have to believe that the reason is because it is very clear to almost anyone who is following the various campaigns that there is only one strong possibility to win the nomination, Mitt Romney: while not my favorite among the republicans, it has become abundantly clear that he has an overwhelming lead and short of him dropping out is almost guaranteed the nomination. Why newt gingrich to make the announcement? maybe because he is in last place? or because they think it would improve the image of the party to make this long expected announcement? I know our president has raised more money than any one of the opposition and I would expect that as his name is so well known and the republicans have spent so much time hurting one another, that it will be a relativity easy win when he runs for reelection.  eathen lord

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Picking on the Homeless

March 22, 2012

Picking on the Homeless. this was a very moving story that both interests and alarms me.

CBO: Obamacare to Cost $1.76 Trillion…

March 14, 2012

CBO: Obamacare to Cost $1.76 Trillion….

Why am I in the middle?

March 2, 2012


I used to be, or considered myself a republican/ conservative/ moderate, that is looking back on my childhood for which I make no excuses, the mind of a child absorbs that which surrounds it… I have not rejected the political beliefs I was raised with, I have my own, these have been constructed over many years, the more I learn of politics the greater passion there is to know of such for a government is the reflection of its people, am I asking the question what is the Ideal state of government? No, I believe that the people untimely decide such for themselves, how we are governed depends greatly on how the individual approaches being governed, is such a subjective hierarchy? local counsel? a republic? people must choose for themselves, for unless anarchy is to ensue a government must be established, and maintained, why then do so many people rage of the injustices inflicted upon them by the government? If we are living in a nation governed by the people and the peoples will is not obeyed one could say we have only ourselves to blame for letting things become such, is that true? Is democracy out of reach? Are people capable of governing themselves? Old questions, telling ones also, for all the complaining people do there is greater substance to complain about, that would be the logical conclusion seeing that so little is done for complaint’s sake, if I am mistaken why are people so dissatisfied with the government? I wish there were easy answers to give, unfortunately it is far from enough to believe in something, it is what we do that matters, so I leave you with this question, what do you consider yourself to be? I’m not asking for a political party I ask what does government mean to you? And what is your role in such? Eathen Lord