Well, we have ourselves a new president. He gave a pretty speech last night. I watched him speak and had to think "I like him!" Because he's a likable person and a great public speaker and has some serious charisma. And I would find myself getting a little caught up in the excitement. Then I would remember who he was and what he stood for. Then I would frown. :(
Our president elect would direct his remarks to those who didn't vote for him and would say, "I will be your president too!" And I would be like, "Oh, he cares about even me!" Then I would re-evaluate and think, "That kind of sounded like a threat." Then the prez would say go on and on about us all being Americans, black, white, male, female, gay, straight, all together now. All are equals! Yay, united we stand. But then I was like, "It's almost as if he's trying to take away all individuality. Everyone is the same, no one is different. Kind of like communism." There have been lots of good public speakers in the past, who rallied support from their country-men and turned out to be pretty rotten people. (I don't necessarily think he's a bad person, or even purposefully out to ruin the country, but he is wrong in his policies.)
I very much disagree with bigger government. I imagine that soon we will be hearing, "they are taking how much in taxes?" "The government is sticking its hands where now?"
Our liberties will be taken. Our money will be taken. And this is what we asked for. The government, especially the federal government, shouldn't regulate where people put their money. If it's illegal for me to go to one rich neighbor and take a large portion of money and give it to a poorer neighbor, it should also be illegal for the government to do.
Free health care will only be free to people who won't work. Taxes will make up for it for all the working class. Where are the rewards for hard work and ambition?? If everyone is going to be reaping the benefits from that, there won't be any more hard work or ambition. We're losing the right to better ourselves in society.
There is a reason that health care in the united states is so good. Without the free market, there is not that competition, and we get mediocre doctors.
Well, I know this is a jumbled mess of thoughts, so I'm sorry it must be hard to decipher. And I realize that there may be a couple readers who disagree with me, though I do not apologize. These are my opinions and beliefs and I'm not sorry for them.
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