Yep… I plan to vote for _______ and anyone who doesn’t, well, you can just go fly a kite:-) The reason I want to vote for __________ is because he stands for _______ cause and will vote for __________ and is _______ universal health-care and is _______ abortion and is _______ the Iraq war. I think he will do wonders for our economy by implementing _________ policy.
Wow, I am so opinionated. I know.
Actually, in reality I am VERY opinionated regarding politics. Everyone always says not to discuss politics and religion, but good grief, I love debating both!!
In good healthy debate of course. I am a firm believer that a healthy debate causes BOTH sides to be educated and passionate about their subject. I’ve also learned a lot during debates. Sometimes I became more sympathetic toward the other side, sometimes I just plain change my mind, but many other times it only serves to strength my resolve and opinion.
What I am curious about is why the recent rhetoric of not choosing sides. Maybe that isn’t the way to put it. It just seems we’ve gotten this whole ‘political’ neutral mantra where we are expected not to give our opinion as we might offend someone.
Well, good grief, I hear opinions all the time that aren’t similar to mine and I’m not offended! Granted, I don’t AGREE with them, but that shouldn’t make me offended.
My “opinion” on the matter is that we are used to people giving their opinion in a mean way. Again, political neutral aside, I’ve heard so many Clinton, Bush, Al Gore and Hilary jokes to last me a life time. And ashamedly I admit, I have probably given my fair share of them in the privacy of my home.
But this doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion. As an American, I should be able to stand up for what I believe. Just as I expect not to be judged because I am a woman, I expect not to be judged because of my political affiliation. I don’t cut my hair and wear a wrap around my chest to hide the fact that I’m a woman. (poor analogy, I know) I don’t refrain from saying the word “God” or “Jesus” to hide the fact that I am a Christian, even though I might offend someone. (slightly better analogy)
These are more just my musings for the day, and my simple way of expressing a political opinion of mine without broadcasting my affiliation.
Ohhh, I am curious though. If you had to take a guess, would you guess that I’m Democrat, Republican, or Independent?
My feelings won’t be hurt either way. I’m pretty tough skinned. I *might* reveal my answer later:-)