Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Double Dose of Scary Politics

Two events have happened recently that strikes fear in my heart..

The first is the passing of the president's stimulus package. Oh not the package itself, or even that it passed but that it passed without a single republican vote and with 11 Democrats voting nay. This does not bode well for us.. this means that those in power will have the ability to pass willy nilly anything that they thing is appropriate. Oh and this does scare me.. no party should ever have such control of our government. They are not gods, they are not perfect (shoot in general they have proven themselves to be corrupt and self serving) so to give either party this unparalleled power is just wrong. Oh well, we are going to have to watch and see.. and wonder what comes next.. i can only hope reason occasionally steps in.

The second is the impeachment of Governor Blagojevich, I don't like him I never did. I questioned his ethics and his politics but he was voted in by the people of this state and until he is proven guilty then he should remain governor. He should not be ousted because others in his party are jockeying for power of their own.. nor to be the subject of someone elses agenda.. and this impeachment reeks of posing, self rightousness.

We need to be aware of our choices all, watch our politicians be diligent because we are on a rollercoaster ride to be sure..


  1. I understand what you are saying about one party being in "total" power in Washington being scary. However, I also believe that sometimes it is necessary to take bold steps and make moves that never otherwise would have been able to be made.

    Bureaucracy is the definition of governmental action, and I know I've said to myself often, "if it weren't for this bureaucracy in my job..." or "in this company's policies..." or whatever. Like it or not, sometimes this is politically the case, and hopefully we'll be all be better off for it in the long run.

    Keep up the good work here - whether or not your kids care... ;)

    A. Caleb Hartley

  2. I am with you 100% on this. Personally, I wish we had a 3rd party.