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What the Politicians Should Be Discussing


With two weeks to go before the elections the rehetoric from the candidates covers everything except the issues.  I've heard opponents called ugly, corrupt, unpatriotic, fascist, etc.  I have seen very little discussion about the things that concern us, their electorate.

Here are some issues that I would like to hear discussed:

The War in Iraq

How to deal with North Korea and Iran

America's role and standing in the world

Health care costs /  Prescription medicines costs

The Fair Tax Act

How to improve National Security

How to restore our Bill of Rights

Alternative sources of Energy

...And other topics relevant to John and Suzy Q. Public and their progeny.

Topics such as gay marriage are the very least of our concerns as a country.  These "hot button" issues are nothing other than distractions and further attempts to destroy the individual's right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  They have no place in Congress or politicial debate.  Congress is hired to represent us in running the country and not our personal lives.  Our country should be the focus of debate, not the individual citizens and their values or faith.

The "she's ugly / he's corrupt, I have moral values / he doesn't" type of talk isn't going to solve our nation's problems and does not give the voter a clue as to where they stand on real issues.  Unfortunately we never really know where they stand until after they're elected.

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konaneComment by konane - October 25, 2006, 12:21 pm
Gay unions issues should be handled state by state, but feel the issue was blown out of proportion by trying to shove it through as "marriage" instead of Domestic Partnership the latter of which might have gotten broader support from people including me. Marriage has been "grandfathered" as hetrosexual union ever since when ..... so the meaning should not be altered. In my opinion gay activist groups did themselves in by forcing an inappropriately named issue instead of using common sense in their endeavors. For me legalizing Domestic Unions yes, Gay Marriage no.
Rick GComment by Rick G - October 25, 2006, 2:07 pm

I understand your viewpoint. I think domestic union may be a better phrase as well. The trusty Answers.com definition lists the first definition and first subsection of marriage as "The legal union of a man and a woman as husband and wife." The fourth subsection of that definition describes "A union between two persons having the customary but usually not the legal force of marriage."

The only concern from our government should be issues such as income tax filing status and related concerns. These can be clarified with the passage of a bill.

What bothers me about passages of Amendments to the Federal or State Constitutions regarding marriage is that we are allowing our government to tell us who we can and cannot marry. This sets a dangerous precedent and intrusion into our lives and has nothing to do with our Constitution as it was intended. (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.) In 20 years we could have bans on different-race, different-ethnicity or different-religion marriages. When we open up a can of whup-ass worms, we better watch out.

This micromanagement of our personal lives has to stop.
konaneComment by konane - October 25, 2006, 2:19 pm
Yes it needs to stop on both sides of the fence, too, especially from the $#%@ PC re-education thought police.

If we can get the Fair Tax through conjointly with the income tax amendment repealed as has been proposed, repealing all federal taxes hatched along the way then running this nation will be put back into the hands of the people. Yesiree I'm for that!!
konaneComment by konane - October 25, 2006, 2:23 pm
You forgot the unimpeded invasion which absolutely MUST stop .... and to get all ILLEGALS OFF all social services. Also repeal of the amendment that anyone born in the US automatically becomes a citizen. That one's long outlived its usefulness and is being used against us by lawbreakers who crossed illegally without proper documentation.

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