Not conservative

January 11, 2006

{Conservatives call for return to core Republican principles } – “With Republicans embroiled in an influence-peddling scandal that could threaten their control of Congress, the biggest pressure for reform is coming from lawmakers who charge that the party’s woes have come from abandoning its core conservative principles”

But the problem is, the Republican party was originally about state’s vs. federal rights. Somehow, we’ve seen it grow into a belief-system party (BS Party) instead. Instead of focusing on religion why can’t they get back to where they we more about federal decentralization? Why can’t the states decide what’s right for them instead of having a parental Federal system making sure that baby states don’t get hurt?

Most of my early “alliance” with the Republican party was mainly on financial systems. I believed they were much better at suggest financial paths for our nation. While I also kept in mind that they were absolutely horrible about social needs. Now they’re just crap on both….not that the Democrats are much better, mind you.

Granted, I’m more of an Independent voter….I’ve been for a while. I voted for H.Ross Perot in 92 and would have voted for Nader, if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s not the “old” Nader who I respected from reading his books.

I’m not sure what is a good path for this country. I don’t believe a straight Republican agenda nor a Democratic one will save us. I’ve put thought to possibly looking at going back into politics, but as much as I’ve thought about it, I couldn’t just say “I’m a Democrat”, mainly because I still get a little nauseous when I think about doing that. I just can’t say I’m part of any affiliation in a lot of sections of my life, i.e. “I’m not Baptist nor Buddhist nor Republican nor Democrat, I’m everything”.