Re: My Beliefs
Why do you think you are in the minority when the President touts himself as a 'born again Christian' and both houses of congress are lead by members of the Republican party who are, for the most part, conservative in their way of thinking.
I am politically conservative. I believe this places me in the minority.
So do I. I wonder though, why the republicans want to take away a woman's right to choose when/if she wants to have children, deny people of the same sex who love one another and want to commit from marrying...etc.
I believe the government that governs least governs best, which is the foundation of conservative adherents.
I wish GWBush could/would do the same.
I believe the words in the constitution mean what they say. I can read.
This is an experiment?
I believe individual liberty must be respected in order for this experiment in self-government to continue.
Like Saddam Hussien?
I believe the toll of freedom is responsibility. Those who fail to act responsibly are not deserving of freedom.
That's all well and good to say, but not everybody is blessed with having a charitable family who is willing/able to give. The government has plenty of money to support big business, it can/should support those people in need.
I believe you ought to pay your own way. Charity begins at home, not in Washington DC.
I'm glad our borders were open so my great-grandparents could immigrate to the U.S. from Germany. Had the borders been closed in the late 1800's, I would not be an American citizen right now. Are you an American Indian mysteryman?
I believe a country without borders will soon cease to be a country.
Does that right also apply to those who would like to come to the U.S. and become citizens?
I believe you have the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - whatever that may be.
Me too, cause I'm too cheap to pay.
I believe you should be able to have all the fun you want, just not at someone else's expense.
With Bush as President, we surely won't have a peacetime to enjoy because we are too busy invading other countries without provocation.
I believe in times of peace we should prepare for war.
I believe affermative action is very much needed. You might not feel the way you do if you were a minority mysteryman.
I believe in equality for all, but not set-asides for some.
Should religion be shoved down non-believers throats?
I believe we have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
Good! Then stop worrying about what people say and do!
I believe in individual privacy.
Could you please pass that idea on to Bush and his Administration. I think they forgot how important free speech is.
I believe we should be very cautious when discussing or considering banning things.
I agree with you there mysteryman.
I believe it is my job, duty and responsibility to raise my children to be responsible and accountable human beings.
Me too. That's why I'm volunteering/voting for Kerry in the fall. If Bush gets four more years this country may never fully recover from the damage he's done.
I believe in leaving this country in better condition when I leave it than when I arrived.
I believe it is my civic duty to stand up for what I believe.
For proof of that statement, just look at the Bush family.
I believe that rewarding people for negative or irresponsible behavior only breeds more negative and irresponsible behavior.
Crap happens to even the best of us. Most of us, at one time or another in our lives, many times through no fault of our own, need a helping hand.
I believe you are the Captain of your own vessel. It is no one else's fault if you run aground.
Depends on who you are.
I believe capitalism is a positive force on the planet, not a repressive, ugly one.
So do I.
I believe in working hard to implement what I believe.
Success is rewarded...usually with bigger paychecks. That's why those people who are most successful should pay the most taxes.
I believe success should be rewarded, not punished.
Said like a true compassionate conservative.
I believe there are people who disagree with my beliefs. I don't believe they are wrong. I know they are.
Not every republican is a conservative,and not every conservative is a republican.I dont believe Bush is a conservative,no matter what he says.
The same statement holds true for your next comment also.
Yes,in many ways this country is an experiment.It is still ongoing and evolving.We started as a colony,were the first ones to overethrow our colonial masters,and formed a govt unheard of at the time.
Yes,like Saddam Hussein,and every other criminal convicted and in prison.I If you refuse to follow the rules of civilized man,then you dont get the protections of civilization.
Charity begins with your family and your church.You shouldnt expect Washington to pay for everything.Thats what neighbors,family,and church is for.
I am NOT opposed to immigration,but I AM opposed to illegal immigration.If people dont wany to come here legally,they should be forced to return to their native lands. If people come here legally and want to become citizens,then they have every right to,I dont oppose that.
I believer that ANY form of affirmative actrion or set asides is wrong,for anyone.If you cant succeed on your own,dont ask the Govt to help you.
No,religion should not be "shoved down the throats of non believers",but you should not be able to shove your non belief down my throat either.If I wanna pray in school,if I wanna hold a prayer meeting in a city park,if I wanna use the words Under God in the pledge,you do not have the right to stop me,just because you dont believe.
I dont worry or care what other people say or do,except and until it concerns me.But,I do believe that your right to say and do what you want ends at my property line.
Doglover,just as you and other liberals believe that conservatives are wrong,I believe that the liberal philosophy is also wrong. But,I accept that as part of life.That doesnt mean I cant or wont try to change your mind.
Capitalism has worked everyplace its been tried,nobody can deny that.Has it been corrupted and abused bt some people? Yes,it has.But,its still better then the alternative.