Politics According To Jonathan — These are my views. They are not for sell, but you can certainly use them for yourself if you so desire. I will not tell you which political party I am registered with, you can figure that out on your own if you are curious enough. My views speak for themselves.
Current American Government – Way too big and far to many laws
Poverty – Exists for two reasons: 1) People are free to make bad choices, 2) We, as a general community, are bad neighbors and have lost the love that we should have for each other.
Americas Prisons – Hilton Hotels
Americas Prisoners – Living large and better off than many law abiding citizens
Americas Borders – Wide open, like a broken sieve
Illegal Aliens – Sucking us dry, from jobs, to education, to healthcare
American Troops – War mongering bastard sons of America
At least that is what it seems like our troops are when you watch or listen to the news. It seems that our valiant and brave soldiers of the armed forces can do no right. Reporters make them out to be maniacal sadists out to torture and brutalize an innocent people. I say our next target should be all the anti-American journalists who just love to see our military leaders writhe under the distorted microscope of liberally biased “news” reports. Long live the fighters!!! Go US military!!!
War – Evil
Abortion – A bad thing 99.99% of the time
I am Pro-Choice before sexual intercourse, Pro-Life after sexual intercourse. I believe that women have the right to choose whether or not to carry a baby. They have that right until such time that they CHOOSE to get pregnant. Whether the pregnancy was “intentional” or not is opinion. If you choose to have sexual intercourse then you choose to be pregnant and you choose to carry your baby to term. Whether you give it up for adoption or not after that is also the right of the woman.
Sexual intercourse is not a game, nor is it a sport. Participating in sexual intercourse binds those involved to the responsibilities of those actions. For every choice we make, there is a consequence. Whether the consequence is a good one or a bad one depends on whether we make a good choice or a bad choice.
Therefore, if a women is not pregnant, then I am Pro-Choice for her. If she is pregnant, I am Pro-Life for her baby.
On this stand I believe that there are extenuating circumstances, such as: the life of the mother is being threatened, the pregnancy was conceived by incest or rape. These circumstances are the exception, not the rule.
Taxes – Progressive Tax Bad, Flat Tax Good
Progressive taxes are both unfair and socialistic. A progressive tax is perfect for any communist country. It steals from the rich and gives to the lazy and unprofitable. A progressive tax punishes people for making money. A progressive tax provides incentive for people to do nothing and instead get paid by the government. Progressive tax goes hand in hand with a large government which just cannot get enough of the money of the people.
A flat tax is perfect for a democratic society that believes that everyone is created equal. A flat tax is perfect for people that believe in the right to own property. A flat tax encourages people to be industrious. A flat tax is the opposite of a progressive tax.
Gas Prices – It is NOT the oil companies that are inflating the prices
The oil companies only make $0.07 per gallon. Where is all the other money going? Taxes! The government is milking the oil companies and then helping everyone point fingers at the oil companies.
Political Correctness – “Political Correctness is the equivalent of trying not to offend the Devil” Penny
Guns – Everyone has the right to protect themselves. Take away the guns from law abiding citizens and the only people left with guns are criminals and law enforcers. Thus, many anti-gun laws only protect criminals. (See also: My Post from 19 April 2007)
Homosexuality – is a sin.
But so are a lot of things and if someone chooses that as one of their sins, so be it. So long as the choices of other do not infringe my own rights, freedoms, and happiness, I have no problem.