WARNING: Due to the political nature of this blog, i'm probably not as funny as i usually am. Sorry (i'm not), but if you don't like it then you can go stuff a foot long corn dog down your gullet and choke on it. . . . . . . . Jacob Nelson.
I could say that I’ve left politics out of my blog for years but I’d be lying. Truthfully, I sneak my beliefs in here and there. I mostly don’t talk about politics for good reason, though. People get really upset if you don’t believe what they believe. I’m guilty of it, you’re guilty of it, everyone is guilty of it, except Chad. For some reason, my friend Chad doesn’t get upset about that stuff, and I respect that. Seriously.
Ok, here it goes.
Yes, I think everyone should have basic healthcare available to him or her, free of charge. Yes, I think that our defense budget is off the charts ridiculous. It’s presumptuous to think that the entire world wants to kill us. The truth is, the majority of the world doesn’t really care about us. We aren’t necessary for the rest of the world to function. If the U.S. were to fade into the history books, the world would plod along on a slightly different path. A path void of apple products and freedom fries.
That being said, I’m seriously disturbed by what the current administration has done to our personal freedoms. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t think that Obama is a “socialist”, or that his birth certificate is a fake. He’s done an ok job of dealing with a mess that was given to him, just like Bush did an ok job with the mess that was given to him.
Each president has faults that about half the population will take issue with, and that’s ok. Everyone is entitled to his or her beliefs.
What’s not ok, are laws passed that take away from my ability to sleep comfortably at night knowing that I’m not going to be taken away by my government and held without trial indefinitely.
Enter the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
An act that seems strangely familiar (think “patriot act”) . The difference is the Patriot Act used our fear of the terrorists to pass a law that takes away more freedoms than any law a “socialist democrat” ever passed, while the NDAA uses our inability to care about anything other than the presidential race.
Anyway, The NDAA essentially gives the U.S. Government the ability to lock up U.S. citizens and hold them without trial, indefinitely, which i for one am not ok with. That’s the basic shock and awe definition. For more info on it, click on this reputable news link.
And don’t be afraid to click the sources and follow the trail of information. I didn’t do that, but I’m lazy and it’s a lot easier to just believe everything you read, without doing any research at all.
ps, if you actually clicked on the link, you'll notice two things, it's a foreign newspaper, and it's an opinion column. One of those is a red flag. If you think that the red flag is a foreign newspaper, then you're an idiot. Opinion columns can be a great source of information. There are really smart people writing these sometimes. Just make sure to check the sources.