Monday, October 4, 2010
Just a little politics on a rainy day, please?
I found this quote regarding the upcoming California senatorial race, quite erudite (and, yes, that rhymes!):
The great tradition of political liberalism, as embodied by men like Roosevelt, the Kennedy brothers and current leaders like Russ Feingold and Chris Dodd, is based on the notion that, at times, only by government intervention can certain imperatives truly come to pass in our culture. They assert that leaving critical issues such as clean water, health care and financial industry reform to a self-regulating market place is wrong. That leaving issues like education, alternative energy and stem cell research to the party of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck would be disastrous. True liberals contend that conservatives not only have it wrong, but deliberately and disingenuously so, in order to actually deny opportunity to many other Americans.
Read the whole article HERE (and be surprised by who wrote it!)
And then I read this gem by Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who evidently is The Libertarian Tea Party's congressional spokesperson:
People are beginning to see that there's no way we can pay the interest on our debt and every week, we're borrowing money to pay the debt we have and are creating new programs that are costing more money,” he said. “Hopefully in 2012, we'll make headway to repeal some of the things we've done, because politics only works when we're realigned with our Savior.”
DeMint said if someone is openly homosexual, they shouldn't be teaching in the classroom and he holds the same position on an unmarried woman who's sleeping with her boyfriend — she shouldn't be in the classroom. “(When I said those things,) no one came to my defense,” he said. “But everyone would come to me and whisper that I shouldn't back down. They don't want government purging their rights and their freedom to religion.
(from Andrew Sullivan's website)