Got an email from my dad asking about my thoughts on the state of current politics (and about Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius). I figured my rant makes fine dandy blogging. Behold:
I still think the only person who knows what is going on is Ron Paul, but the Republicans buried him, I wish he would have switched to run under the Libertarians as soon as he knew he was out of the running for the GOP, he still would have had a good following. As it is Bob Barr of the Libertarians will get my vote. He stands for all the right things, but I am sad that they chose a candidate that doesn't have the "look" of a president, so once again there will be no progress on adding a third party to our political system.
While I don't like Sebelius, for a Democrat she is a person that can be tolerated to be in power, and I think she makes judgments that she feels is the right thing to do (not that it is the actual right thing, but she seems to at least tries to do the right thing.) If Obama did pick her I would at least give them a shot for my vote. McCain isn't going to get it because I can not stand for the Republicans to take more of my personal freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism. If Obama would promise to give us back our personal freedoms, I could stand eight years of limiting economic freedoms.
And isn't that the problem? Why do I have to choose between two candidates that will take things away from me instead of protect me from others taking my freedoms? Are people so afraid of pot that they would rather lose their guns so that a Libertarian doesn't get elected? Are people so afraid of guns that they would rather lose their pot so that a Libertarian doesn't get elected? Why do people want our government to be empowered at the cost of personal empowerment? Especially when they see what disregard of personal rights our government (and others) do to it's citizens.
It's gonna take a major change to save ourselves, but each side whines too much to let actual change happen. We are quickly on the road to 1984, and both sides of the political fence won't let up on the gas because doing so might allow the other to gain the edge.