Why I am right and you are wrong
Never before has there been a divide in this country on such hot topics as abortion, government spending issues, foreign policy, wars, gun control, immigration and political correctness.
The Country is pretty evenly divided on the abortion/right to life issue, but even the definition of when life actually begins creates sub-divisions that shadow the topic. Does life begin at conception, or when a breath is taken? What are the mother’s rights, the fetus’ rights? All the laws created in various stages and states leave giant questions that boggle the mind.
Of course, if you firmly believe in pro-life, or pro-choice, your mind is pretty well made up, and you see the opposition as unwavering and down right ignorant.
Moving on to government spending. Are we as a nation spending too much and creating more government than is necessary? Obviously we are running far into the red, but is the cure more taxes, or steep cuts? Should the government reduce its overall impact on citizens and in the move create more unemployment and hurt the economic recovery we keep hearing about? Should the government provide more Stimulus money to kick start the national growth?
The Democrats believe the only way to solve many of this country’s problems is to finance controlled growth by taxing those who have, over those who want to have.
The Republicans believe a balanced budget should be achieved at any cost, and oppose taking from the well-to-do and trying to balance wealth. Of course this thinking could prove hazardous to the job numbers and growth.
Then, there is the definition of who is wealthy? Is there a dollar turning point of class defined by poor/average and wealthy?
Both sides know that entitlements such as social security, Medicare, Medicaid and retirement need to be adjusted for a population living longer, but who wants to fire the first shot over the bow?
War is good business for industry and economic growth, but not so hot for those being killed. Should defense spending keep pace with world conflicts and perceived future threats, or should we save, or spend more money to solve societal problems?
Does the majority have fear that it could surrender their strengths in the long-run by changing immigration laws?
Can the Washington Red Skins keep their name, or become more attune to today’s political correctness climate?
Is it a second amendment right to bear arms, but at the same time ban certain weapons?
In the last several contests on both state and federal levels, elections where these topics pop up have either helped, or hurt a candidate depending on the demographics of a region. Truth is, we Americans are pretty well divided on the hot button topics.
One of the real problems is that there are no simple answers. If you believe in abortion, nothing will change your mind. If you believe in the right to life, there is little gray area in principle. We are a divided country and elections are getting closer, due to the hot topics swirling around.