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There Was A Day When                                                                                     

There was a day when, at least basically, the Democrats and Republicans had some legitimacy. I really don't believe they do today, certainly not in practice.

In the past, a Democrat was a person who was primarily ruled by their heart. They cared deeply about the person who needed a job, about that individual who was treated unfairly by his or her employer, about the elderly, and among other things, about little children who weren't cared for adequately or properly. In short, they cared about people in need. The problem with their position was they believed these issues could only be solved through vast sums of money and programs established and controlled by the federal government.

A Republican by contrast was primarily an individual that was ruled by their mind. It wasn't that they didn't care about human issues. They just wondered where the money was going to come from to pay for all the proposed government programs. Further, they felt that the needs of the people could be best provided for at the local level and they were skeptical of giving such absolute power to the Federal Government. They believed government should be controlled by all the people rather than by a few people in Washington.

So the battle has raged through the years between these two contrasting philosophies. We've referred to this concept of government as a Two Party System and for a long time it served us quite well.

The platforms of these two parties today are radically different. While they each pretend to be advocates of their past positions, what they do in function is something else.

The Democratic platform has become basically an advocacy for a women's right to murder her unborn children (they piously call it being "Pro-Choice"), for homosexuality, and for the encouragement of a One World Government and a One World Religion. Whatever else they believe is merely a smoke screen and, persuading the public to conform to these agendas has become the primary thrust of party leadership.

The Republicans on the other hand, though they propose many fine things in their platform, in lifestyle have become so consumed by greed, materialism and comfort that they don't seem to care about much else. As long as their 401K is in great shape, they can do what they want and go where they please, they don't appear to care who gets into office or how people are living. In the government they have become "Gutless Wonders", looking the other way at every scandalous situation. In business, cheating is a way of life. To save a nickel corporate leaders give American jobs to foreigners while pretending to love and support "The Good Old USA".

Wow, what a mess! Of course, I am being simplistic and I am exaggerating. We all know that there normally are exceptions to most generalities.

Thank God we still have a few honorable individuals on both sides of the congressional isles. And, in our daily lives we all know persons who believe in uprightness and live accordingly. However, the current status of things in our federal government is so serious that thinking people feel like screaming, "What do I do? What should I believe? Who should I vote for? Where do I get the truth?

In the coming issues of "That's What I Think" I will address those questions and more.

These editorials will not always be a daily product. However, as I am able I will endeavor to bring to writ my reflections on society.

Have the best day you have ever had and may they get progressively better every day hereafter!

Dave Parker

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