I’m an unapologetic conservative. Now, does that mean that I agree with everything supported by the Republican Party? No, it does not. For example, I support a woman’s right to choose. However, that does not make me pro-abortion. It simply means that I believe that it is a personal decision that should be made by the man and woman affected by the pregnancy. It is that simple.
You may ask why I’m so concerned with the current state of the Democratic Party. Well, as the Democratic Party moves further and further to the left, we as Americans are losing more freedom, businesses suffer, and we are failing to recognize the threat of Islamo-Fascism. It is my opinion that we as a society are becoming too politically correct. At this time (2010), we are going out of our way to ensure that Muslims are not offended, and yet, it is perfectly acceptable to be anti-Semitic or anti-Christian. This inequality is leading us down a path to destruction. However, I don’t believe that it is too late for Western Civilization.
That said, action needs to be taken. There are conservative bloggers all over the world that are being persecuted for their beliefs (Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom come to mind). It simply isn’t right. I will fight for anyone’s Freedom of Speech, within reason (no one has the right to yell “Fire!” in a crowded theater when there is no fire, for example). I just wish that more people were aware of the real threats facing the United States and the rest of the world (i.e. Islamo-Fascism). In fact, my wish to create awareness of these issues is the reason why I blog about politics. I truly believe that our country is at War.
Regarding local Michigan politics, it is currently all about the economy. It is absolutely a disgrace that Michigan is 50th in economic growth across the nation. It is affecting everyone here. The only true solution is jobs, but no one wants to take on that challenge directly. As we seek true leadership here in Michigan, the problem escalates. That said, the media is making the issue worse across the nation. While there are real economic issues, it certainly isn’t the end of the world. This isn’t the Second Great Depression. Sadly, the media, for whatever reason, is making things much worse. The cartoon below sums it up (courtesy of Red Planet Cartoons).
There are many more individual issues I could discuss here; however, there is one point that I’d like to make above all. There is the issue of the breakdown of political discourse across the political spectrum. No one seems to know how to agree to disagree anymore. That said, I will not allow vindictive, empty threats, and/or name-calling on my blog. I want a fair, open discussion on my blog. When I use certain adjectives to describe certain politicians, I have reasons behind it (and I usually try to explain the reasons). Once again, I welcome civil political discussion of all stripes. I will not tolerate anti-Americanism, Antisemitism, or any religious intolerance on my blog.
Lindsey J. Russell
P.S. – I realize that the political cartoon is outdated. Things are worse economically. I’m going to leave it though. It still makes a valid point.