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My Thoughts

Well the election is over. Things will be as they are for 4 years. There are a few things that I find very interesting about the whole situation.

I have seen on many websites that apparently I am a racist. I am a racist because I didn’t vote for Obama. I never knew that not agreeing with someone’s policies was racism. Does that make all of the left racist for not agreeing with Bush over the last 8 years? When I vote for someone, I make it a point to research issues that I find important and make up my mind based on that. The race or sex of the candidate really has no sway in that at all.

If you read my LJ, you know that I am an active shooter, so 2nd amendment rights are very important to me. Obama’s stance on the issue, well its has been in so many places depending on who he was talking to, but overall, he is for banning many forms of guns.

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Are just a few of the sites, along with the NRA and various youtube videos etc.

In short, Obama blames guns on violence, not people. I can set a gun on the table, and you know what, it isn’t going to get up, go out and shoot someone on its own. It is going to sit there as a hammer would sit in a toolbox as a tool. He is against citizens being able to defend themselves. If you look at the statistics of the cities with the most gun violence, you will find that Washington DC, and Chicago are among the highest. What do these cities have in common, they do not allow law abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves. Obama wants to ban all concealed carry nation wide. One Source That is really the answer, ban something that is working across the nation.

Some people ask why I want to carry a gun, and a signature line I saw on a message board says it best. I carry a gun, because a cop is too heavy. Another good one, is that when seconds count, the police will be there in minutes. I am lucky in that TN has decent laws, but they need quite a bit of improvement. Most of the proposed changes have been blocked in the state by Naifeh, and luckily TN decided that they don’t want to put up with him anymore, and the power has shifted at the state level. Maybe now we can get our own form of Change at the state level.

I am glad that the whole election process is over, but I am amazed that for the party that is spouting Hope and Change, they are still bashing the opposing side worse than ever before. I thought that Obama wanted to bridge party lines and work on bipartisan efforts. Maybe his party should follow suit. This election cycle I pretty much kept to myself, as I didn’t feel like getting into knock down drag out arguments with people over ideas that neither of us as individuals really have any way of correcting. Still when I came into work on the 5th, the first 5 people I came in contact with were gloating over their win. People I have never talked about politics to, and yet they feel they need to come and rub it in my face that their candidate won. Gotta love that kind of stuff.

I also love the people breaking out the hammer and sickle flags at Obamas victory rally. Really is a great visual of the type of change that we appear to be headed for. Source

For a little take on what Michelle Obama said, here is my version.

For the first time in my life, I am sad to be an American. I am not sad due to race, sex, or religion, but sad that so many people blindly followed a candidate without researching the issues on their own, or becoming prey to a false sense of Hope that will become crushed when they realize that it was campaign rhetoric, not an actual plan to get things done.

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I thought the debate was interesting to watch. My mind has been made up for a while, and this did not change anything, but I have a feeling it will have quite a few people take another look at who they will vote for on the 4th.

For those who have known me for a while, you will notice the lack of political talk by me on the internet. I just don’t feel like getting into it with friends. I know that my political views differ from many of my friends, and getting in heated arguments over things that we really can’t change at our level isn’t worth it.

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Up early today

I actually woke up at my first alarm today instead of my 3rd as is the normal situation. I have been watching the news and catching up with the internet this morning and it is pretty nice to take a chance to do that. I have slacked in following all of the primaries coverage recently and I am having to play catch up. I am pretty sure where my vote will fall on February 5th, but it is nice to follow what is happening in the rest of the nation.

I really try to avoid talking politics at work, as it was before, most of my coworkers seem to follow the opposite party from me, and that is never fun. I do find it funny that people were holding up signs and yelling iron my shirts at Hillary. That is great. Her “tears” yesterday were rather funny too. I wish I could tear up on command like that.

I do find the whole primary fiasco to be rather ridiculous. I understand the need for candidates to campaign, but this is ridiculous. If half of the country can do their primary voting on the same day, must all of this be that necessary?

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