10.29.2008

This is getting really interesting!!!

I've been reading your comments on my last post and I really love that we are debating the upcoming election in a civil manner!


Here's a thought I want to throw out for discussion.

What do you think about our system of government?  The Constitution, which I feel is a powerful and amazing document outlines a system of checks and balances that guarantees (or at least attempts to guarantee) that no part of the government becomes too powerful.     

Personally I think this is a great system.  One of my fears is that if we don't have at least somewhat equal representation of Democrats and Republicans in all branches of government, that the government will have too much power.  

I do not want the government to have a hand in my every aspect of my life.  In my opinion the less government intervention the better.  IN EVERYTHING.

What do you think about this?



32 comments:

Mrs.D said...

Well, MOSTLY civil. lol. The epics are a bit much.

The wife said...

I agree 110%!!

Impoverished Preppy said...

I think a strong LOCAL government is the best answer to many of the aspects of daily American life. Every region of the country is different and has drastically different needs.

Petunia said...

I agree!
The American system of checks and balances is truly superior. When one group screws up, then the other group comes in and takes over. Then vice versa. It is good to have different parties even though it may drive us crazy at election time. This is the way it has to be.

Dr Zibbs said...

I've made it a blog rule not to comment on anything to do with politics. Not that I might not change that at the last minute but..just sayin'

Tickled Pink And Green said...

I agree. The government pretty much screws up most everything they do....except the military, which is one of the main things they're supposed to be in charge of. And not suprisingly that's one of the things the democrats ALWAYS (without fail) want to cut.

The pushing of this entitlement mentality in our country is one reason I could never vote democrat, or at least not most democrats. That cradle to grave "gimme gimme" is so against everything America is about. It's going to ruin our country.

Jill you would love John Stossel and his 20/20 specials about the govt.

Feener said...

what about having a vp from one party and the prez has to be from the other party ???

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Jill, you are right about the lack of balance getting read to play out if Obama wins.

You will have a fillibuster proof senate (that's HUGE)

You will have an even bigger democrat majority in the House

You will have the most liberal leftwing radical president in history

And add to that a very liberal pro Obama mainstream media to cover all of their asses. The whole lot of them.

That's not a pretty picture. Again, this is why I think MOST independents will stick with McCain.

Again, ACORN may be giving this to Obama. They're being indicted and probed and investigated everywhere.

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Mrs.D said...

I give up. I guess some people are just always right.

Now, excuse me, I have some sh*t crammed down my throat that I need to go cough up.

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Speaking of s--t crammed down one's throat, isn't it time for the 30 minute Obama informercial that's airing tonight? Oops, I think I missed it. Shucks.

Oh yes, because we haven't seen enough of him already.

Lol.

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Tickled Pink And Green said...

FYI, those epics were directed to the anonymous commenter.

Anonymous said...

Obama deserves an Oscar for his brilliant performance as a moderate.

Caffeine Court said...

I really must acknowledge Mrs. D and Tickled Pink and Green for a very entertaining debate. That was WAY more exciting then any of the presidential debates!!!

Well done ladies.

Linda S said...

tickled...I adore you more than before...you are cracking me up...I believe we watch and don't watch the same tv...

It is a very scary thought that one party could own 3 branches of the government. Especially when 95% of the media is backing the party in power.

Anonymous said...

I've been watching O'Reilly and he has one of the guys who was undercover watching Bill Ayers during his bombing days and he talks about how he Mr. Ayers wanted to kill as many people as possible (including policeman and innocent people in a restaurant next door). And to think this guy regrets not doing more bombing, and to think Mr. Obama got his political start in this guy's home just gives me chills. This is the best we can do? This is the best my party could come up with? Are we really at the bottom of the barrel that we'd have to have a guy who is friends with terrorists be our nominee? Hillary where are you?? Come back!!

www.hillbuzz.wordpress.com

Tickled Pink And Green said...

CC & Linda,

I hope mrs. d found me just as entertaining - although somehow I don't think so! I admit I get carried away sometimes. :o

There's a reason I quit doing politics on my blog. My blood pressure! lol.

Mrs.D said...

Sorry, not so entertained. But I understand you just are passionate about what you believe. But if you are trying to win over undecided voters or independants, a less aggressive approach would be successful.... it turned me off cold. Nobody likes to be bulldozed.

Mrs.D said...

I meant "more successful"... you catch more flies with honey you know.

Lorelai said...

As a single Mom of 3 whom would be a recipient of Obama's re-distribution I am here to say no thank you I don't want it. I truly fear for our constitution if he is elected. He has outright said that he believes the ideas are "outdated". Yet those ideas have made the US one of the strongest countries.

Oh I could go on and on - and in the end we will all be okay no matter what.

Still he just does not have the same beliefs that I do.

Anonymous said...

Lorelai, sounds like you heard that 2001 audio of an interview Obama did with Chicago PBS/NPR that was just discovered a few days ago (the one the media did a "nothing to see here, let's move along to Sarah's wardrobe" distraction with). He talks about the constitution in a very disturbing way, and how about the way he seems to want the courts to be used for social justice? Very, very strange. I can't believe people are falling for this con artist.

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jenn said...

I'm with you, Mrs. D.!

I'm finding it hard to answer this question, Jill. I definitely approve of our system of checks and balances. I support a strong federal government, and I think that what we need now is some "New Deal"-style legislation to help clean up the mess we're currently in. (Note: not laying blame on either party. I think there is blame for both).

However, my bigger issue is this: I think that it is time to return to a less partisan political atmosphere. It has deteriorated into an us vs. them, no matter which side you fall on. Whatever happened to working together for the good of our nation? I see politics today becoming hopelessly divisive, stalling any hope for progress our of our current economic quagmire.

Mossback Meadow said...

Jill - we do live in the best country in the world. I wish those who don't like America would just find another place to live.

I often vote Constitution or even Libertarian party in primaries and at the state level, but am voting McCain next week. There is just too much at stake - our first and second amendment rights, our national security, our democracy.

Thanks for putting your opinion out there, even though it's an unpopular one in the blogesphere. I see you've had to delete some nasty comments. There is just so much hate coming from the left....

Just Ask Beth said...

WOW!! Let's just say I admire our Constitution, to think that those men had ideals and principles that they conceived 200 plus years ago that are still in place and WORK, well quite frankly ADMIRABLE!! Now all I have to do is VOTE and PRAY!

scargosun said...

I believe strong local governement is the answer as well. That government also has to have the $ to support it's local social services and public schools...right now that isn't possible for most of the local governments.
I am still a Dem though. I know that most republicans view us as pro big government. That is not actually true. We just want to keep and improve upon the social services we have. That takes money. Republicans would rather cut out TONS of programs that actually make our country great, to say they would never raise taxes. I could never vote Republican for this reason.

Anonymous said...

Republicans just want to cut out programs that don't work and quit giving a hand out instead of a hand up. The entitlement mentality in this country is out of control thanks to the democrat party. And anyone who thinks the partisan stuff will stop magically when Obama gets in is in for a big surprise. This country is divided and it will never end. And the partisanship mostly comes from the democrats who are so eager to control every aspect of your life and are so hungry for power that they get downright nasty about it. This is not the democrat party of my grandparents, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who voted for GWB in 2004 (you are forgiven for 2000, you didn't know better) has a hand in the presidency experiencing unprecedented powers. His administration single-handedly broadened the executive branch's power that you will all be going crazy if Obama is elected and uses those same powers GWB made possible. If you don't believe me, read up on it. The executive branch is far more powerful now than it was originally intended to be.

Anonymous said...

Obama and his team must wake up every day laughing at how many gullible surburban moms & dads they have managed to fool. I bet even he is surprised at how easy it was.

simplynotso said...

I am staying out of this.....but glad you took my advice and posted your opinions:)LOL

Jaina said...

I think you just hit on the key difference between Democrats and Republicans. (in my humble opinion)

 
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