How Partisan Are You?
Q: Do you believe that partial birth and late term abortions should be included in "a woman's right to choose"?
Do you believe that "the right to bear arms" includes assault-rifles?
Do complain about the record-high trade deficit, but only buy import vehicles?
Did you think that Clarence Thomas should not be on the Supreme Court because he talked about sexual matters with his assistant , but defended Bill Clinton's right to be president when he was accused of sexual harassment by Paula Jones.
That's all I got time for right now. I have to get back to work.
A: Right to choose" is a misnomer. You can say I should have the right to choose whether I want to steal or not, or whether I want to beat someone up. i can't choose because it affects others, just as abortion does. I only believe in abortion in extreme circumstances and those do not include partial birth and late term abortions. I believe the right to bear arms does include assault rifles. I have the Constitutional right to protect myself from criminals and tyranny by any means I deem appropriate. I don't complain about the trade deficit but i can tell you this; very few cars sold in America today are built overseas. Honda and Toyota build most of their cars sold in America right here in America and sales of their corporations are sold on the American stock exchanges. Automobiles contribute very little to the trade deficit. Clarence Thomas mad a mistake by being overly friendly with his assistant but it has nothing to do with his ability to judge the Constitutionality of legislation. He is very qualified to perform that task and that is what is asked of him. He recognized tht Bill Clinton also engaged in inappropriate activity but that it was not illegal and it did not compromise his ability to perform his duties as President of the US. There is no conflict or contradiction here. As for your original question, the problem in America today is that indiviual citizens follow their party blindly. Once they determine which party they most closely associate with they will automatically agree with every aspect of that party's platform. We don't even need political parties anymore, as each candidate for office should stand on his or her own merits and beliefs.