I hate talking about politics, because the topic can get so vile and twisted, with so many personal biases thrown in. Besides, I believe what I believe and you believe what you believe and let's face it, we're not going to change each others' minds.
So, without naming my political party affiliation, I'm going to give a list of what I belive. Here goes...
I believe that I make choices based on my personal experiences, BUT, I always have the option to choose something else. No one else makes up my mind for me, therefore it is no one else's fault (i.e. my parents, my family, my childhood, my education, etc.) if I screw up.
I believe that I know what is best for me and not some stranger sitting at a desk.
I believe that it is wrong for the Supreme Court to legislate from their seats. Read the Constitution. You're supposed to rule based on its interpretation!
I believe in God. I may not go to church as often as I should, but I still believe. Some people don't and I don't preach at them, trying to convince them that they are going to Hell, but I do feel sad for them. After all, all I have to do is look at the world around me (into my son's eyes, at a blade of grass, at the blue sky above) and know that these creations are evidence of a divine creator.
I believe in peace, BUT I also believe in protecting my family and my way of life. My family comes first and if someone or something threatens it, I will NOT try to find common ground. I will fight tooth and nail until my family is safe or until I die trying.
I believe that if you believe our forefathers were right on with one of the amendments in the Bill of Rights, then they were probably right on with all of them. We don't get to pick and choose which laws should be there, just because we may disagree with one or two.
I believe in personal freedom.
I do not understand why the people who are "pro choice/pro abortion" are anti-death penalty. Personally (and I really didn't have a stand on this until I found out I was pregnant), I believe that a baby/fetus is completely innocent. It seems slightly hypocritical to fight to abort a baby and keep a killer alive. I know which one I'd rather have in the world.
I believe that no matter the mental state of the individual in question, a MOTHER who kills her own children is the lowest, most despicable piece of crap on the face of the earth and deserves no mercy and no compassion. I try not to judge others, but I can't help myself on this one.
I believe that society has gone so far to "protect" and not "offend" so many people, that we don't look at those who speak their minds as normal, but as freaks.
I believe that people are inherently good. But after too many bad choices, some find a way to tune out their conscience and can turn completely evil.
I don't think any of our presidents over the past 32 years were/are fabulous. On the same note, I don't think any of them were/are terrible. I think they all loved this country and strove to make the world a better place in their own ways.
And, while every man who has held the office of President of the United States has made some doozie mistakes, that doesn't mean they are themselves evil.
I believe that some things are rights and some things are privileges. It's the inability to distinguis these two that causes most disagreements and strife.
I believe that even if I disagree with you, you STILL have value as an individual and our differences are what makes the world what it is. THANK GOD ALMIGHTY that I enjoy the individual freedoms to express myself, practice whatever religion I choose, receive mail, drive to the grocery store wearing a tank top and shorts, vote, raise my child, protect my home and my family, show my face (zits and all) to the world, watch the "My Fair Brady" marathon on VH1, and all of the myriad of little and big freedoms that I take for granted every single day.
I believe that you are entitled to your own opinion and beliefs.
So. What do YOU believe?