Wednesday, February 13, 2008

We Need Change

I don't affiliate myself with any political party. I am a registered voter. I feel that I don't want to be a part of the political slandering that both parties take part in. I have friends and family that back both parties. We do have interesting conversations.

I couldn't vote in the primary election in Maryland... I'm registered as an Independent. The more I learn about the candidates, the more I am heading in one direction with my vote in the general election.

Politics has gotten out of hand. Big businesses are merging uncontrollably, Church and State are becoming one, politicians are taking money for votes, and the Education system is falling behind. One of the biggest issues that I have been looking at with the upcoming election is... Who can bring change that makes sense. Experience has nothing to do with my choice. In fact, experience in Washington is something that our Country does not need. We do not need another person in the White House that knows every trick and treat in town. We don't need a President that is power hungry. We need a President that wants to unify our Nation.

Some people don't believe that there are 2 America's. I have 2 America's as my friends and family. People hear what they want to hear. I'm tired of the conservatives and liberals arguing over policies that have nothing to do with unifying our country. Religion shouldn't be an issue... Abortion shouldn't be an issue. Why would I vote for a President that is a certain religion? What does their religion do to qualify them to run the Nation? We need a President that can think with their brain and make decisions that make sense to the growth of our Nation. One candidate has proved themselves to me. Now I want to see if any others can even remotely compare to that candidate in the upcoming months. This should be interesting. Until next blog...

3 comments:

David said...

Woody, I agree with you here. Sounds like if you could have voted in the primary you would have voted for the same candidate I cast my vote for.

Philosophically, I find myself leaning towards the right on financial matters and towards the left on social matters. However, I choose to affiliate with a party because I want to vote in the primaries. Perhaps if Maryland let Independents vote in the primary election like some other, I too would register Independent.

On the religion issue, I agree that religion should have no bearing on whether someone is qualified to be President. However, some politicians try to push their religious agendas on the public and end up compromising their integrity as a representative of the people.

Cathy Nelson said...

Interesting. As I listen to NPR daily as a podcast I grwo disenchanted with the lead candidates. As a public school educator, i just cannot support a candidate who sends or sent their kids to private school. If they are ging to lead the country they should support public schools. Does that make me narrow minded? Perhaps. Also saying we'll stay in was for 100 years if it takes it really scares me too (especially considering i have a 17yo son and 20 yo son.) Praying nightly for guidance in this decision.Does that make me hypocritical? Still, i need it.

A. Woody DeLauder said...

@Cathy,
I agree with you on the fact that there are no candidates that feel axactly how I do. I also feel that this is inevitable. Over the past 6 months, I have been looking for a candidate that gives me the feeling that they can actually change things. McCain, Huckaby, and Clinton seem to all be the natural born politicians that will tell people what they want to hear and do little about it. Just a thought and an opinion. Thanks for the comment.