In response to "Why I'm Voting Democrat"
For those of you who have not seen this load of horseshit, and I'm sure most of you have, there is a copy and Paste list of sarcastic attacks against the Democratic party. Though political satire is an American Tradition, most of this crap doesn't even have any basis in reality. So, I'm posting my responses to debunk these assumptions followed by my own opinion... and with some sources.
I'm voting Democrat because English has no place being the official language in America.
1.) The debate over making English the Official language has nothing to do with either political party, as neither of them have taken it as a party platform.
My Opinion- I would LOVE to see the official language of America be English, as it is the tongue of both Science and Trade, as well as the main language for about three quarters of the population.
I'm voting Democrat because I'd rather pay $4 for a gallon of gas than allow drilling for oil off the coasts of America.
2.) It seems to me the only people pushing this forward are Oil manufacturing companies, and those who would benefit directly from it (Such as massive campaign contributions), not that it matters, since even if we did start the operations, it wouldn't even lower the prices on Gasoline (In the last 8 years, the number of offshore drilling permits given annually more then tripled even as the gas prices climbed). There is no Correlation between Gas prices and the amount of platforms we have in operation.
My opinion- Opening all the regulations will only result in a ton of money being wasted on platforms for temporary usage with NO drop in gasoline prices. And even if were able to lower the price of gasoline by a whole dollar (Which of course would not happen), I would hardly consider it worth the cost in all the tax incentives that would have to be given as well as costs in infrastructure and support, not even to mention the terrible cost it would be to the environment.
I'm voting Democrat because I think the government will do a better job of spending my money than I could.
3.) We have had a completely Republican controlled Administration for six years, with an additional 2 years of having lost ONLY the house of representatives, yet we have been plunged to almost 10 Trillion dollars in debt after Clinton left office (President Bill Clinton was able to pay off the national debt.) Guess who has to pay that 10 trillion dollars back? We do, through taxes.
My opinion- Both parties spend, they want your money, so they can push forward actions that will get them reelected. The question is, how and for what the money is spent towards. I would rather have Universal Health care or opening of more public schools, then have it spent on a never-ending conflict.
I'm voting Democrat because when we pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq, I know the Islamic terrorists will stop trying to kill us because they'll think we're a good and decent country.
Because apparently throwing out military into the middle of a Vietnam-like conflict in Iraq (Which as a sovereign nation under the Dictator Hussein, did not support the 9/11 terrorists and in fact, at times helped American Forces locate would be Islamic extremists.) is going to stop someone from grabbing a pair of box cutters and getting on a plane again. Al-Quida has cells throughout the much of the world, such as Thailand and Pakistan, wonder when we will invade them too.
My opinion- I don't like going to war period, but at least their was justification with Afghanistan, but there was no reason for Iraq (And there still haven't been any).
I'm voting Democrat because I believe people who can't tell us if it will rain in two or three days, can now tell us the polar ice caps will disappear in ten years if I don't start riding a bicycle, build a windmill or inflate my tires to proper levels.
Though many republicans are staunch opponents to even the NOTION of global warming, about one half of republicans agree (Though that is slowly dividing over partisan lines) with the 80% of democrats that there has been a continual rise in the earths tempature, and that steps can be taken to help stop this trend from blowing out of proportion, of course, many republicans discount that it is directly Humanities fault, but I would hardly call this a Democrat dominated subject.
My opinion- Normal weather and global trends happen, it wasn't long ago that the earth had suffered a terrible (And relativly short) Ice Age. However, no matter how you justify it, throwing up billions of tons of chemicals and carbon into the air, where it hadn't been before, is bound to have some kind of effect.
I'm voting Democrat because it's alright to kill millions of babies as long as we keep violent, convicted murderers on death row alive
Because apparently murder isn't murder if we want the person to die.
My Opinion- I'm all for capital punishment, I think its fucking great! I want to lower the requirements to be put to death and reduce some of the roadblocks that extend a stay on death row by years. However, I'm still for Legalized abortion and it seems the only justification for removing it has been religiously based arguments.
I'm a Liberal by the way... the kind that pissed off drunk rednecks think would be great to tie to the back of their chevy or ford and be dragged by my Socialist ankles. I'm done filling the challenge of Analysing this peice of crap copy and paste list, if you disagree... well, I'm not an expert, nor do I expect you to suddenly think I'm one. I'm just wanting to see if you would see through the bullshit of these "Why I'm Voting Democrat" lists.
Oh, here are a couple of those sources I promised. Now obviously its over the internet, but then I'm sure about half of the Republicans would still disagree with and attempt to discount Jesus if he came down and slapped them in their faces.