Thursday, September 18, 2008

I am really growing tired of politics.

I follow politics, not quite fanatical but not casually either; however I am growing tired of this presidential election and it's political rhetoric. It has been going on for the better part of two years and I am burned out. I have some conservative beliefs on some issues and more liberal on other issues. I am a registered Independent and I plan to stay this way. Why do you ask? Because the far right scares me, we've seen our civil liberties tromped on in the name of keeping us safe, we are spending a ton of money in Iraq not only for the war but to contractors who have little to no regard for the people of that country. My friend Mike who has worked in Iraq and he had nothing positive to say about the likes of Blackwater. However the left scares me too. It is not the governments job to be a safety net for people or provide every need to them and that we should defer issues of security to a world body. I am basically a man without a party. I feel like burying my head in the sand and pull it out Wednesday November 5th.