Oh, hypocrisy, how I loathe thee.
For whatever you believe to be your truth, the least you could do is actually believe it.
For all the talk lately from some Conservatives, Tea Partiers, and Libertarians about “keeping government out of our lives” and making sure we are all “self-regulated”, there sure are a lot of issues they try to force on the entire populace, such as…
One cannot say they believe in small or limited government when trying to use a position in government to force people to live as they do/follow their own moral rules. A true Conservative or Libertarian would not want (or stand for) ANY governmental intrusion into our personal lives. None. They would not accept a dime of tax money being spent on any pet projects, and they most assuredly would not want to stop gay people from getting married.
I don’t think anyone would say that government needs to be bigger, needs to spend more money, and needs to be more convoluted and confusing. It’s a mess, regardless of who the President is. And Democrats and Liberals alike also cause all sorts of problems and can be hypocrites as well. However, they DO want to keep the government out of our bedrooms, marriages, and our personal choices. The “say one thing do another” Conservatives in power today, on the other hand, screaming about the terrors of big government while enacting big government policies, make me sick.
If you are going to believe in something, believe in it. Live by it. Stick with it. Don’t tell constituents one thing, Fox News another, and then do something completely different yourself.
That all being said, we need to work to protect women’s rights, minority rights, religious rights, voters rights, LGBT rights, and worker rights. We need to ensure the environment is kept clean(ish), that companies and their behavior is regulated, and that the needy and underserved are taken care of. This is the progressive way. If you believe in Progressive ideals, please promote and work for progressive candidates. They need our support. Don’t get disgruntled, get involved. The future of the country depends on it.
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