My ticket usually includes all parties - as bad as most of the politicians are, sometimes there's 1 or 2 that actually have good intentions. I monitor the voting record of my representatives and then vote dependent upon whether they "represented" my views.
I don't have deep religious views, I believe in being honest and respectful of my elders. I believe women hold a special place in the family unit and deserve respect. I believe you work to make money to ensure your families well being - not to buy fancy things to show off.
I have no problem with the Gov helping the needy - but I believe there is a limit. Financial help should be a stepping stone to the recipients getting back on track - it should not be a career.
I grew up lower middle class, I've worked hard and used the HS education I got to help myself along in life. I have many tradional values to lean on - chief among them is that 'I as a man and father should do everything in my power (short of crime) to provide for my family'. Its not the gov's job to be my families bread winner.
My wife works too - I respect her as my partner in life and family. I treat her with the respect she deserves - she grew up with even less than I did. We have managed to raise 5 children, 3 have gone on to college, 2 more still in high school. We did that by working hard and working together and making good choices along the way (not drugs/alcohol/crime).
I believe that your life can improve beyond what you were born with thru an honest, hard working life.
I feel bad for people that can't find work thru no fault of their own:
- I have no sympathy for people that can't find work because they can't pass a drug test.
- I have no sympathy for people that have no food - but they drive an Escalade.
- I have no sympathy for people that can't afford health insurance - but have plenty of $$$ for drugs and alcohol.
I have ultimate sympathy for the children - they don't choose their parents but get caught in the middle of bad choices.
Edited by Davis83, 28 July 2011 - 06:08 PM.