Politics

More Political Talk / Views


Every belief that citizens try to express politically is rooted in some philosophy or religion or some set of assumptions about society and its
well-being. They do not come from out of nowhere. Religiously-based convictions about society and morality are as legitimate as those that spring from non-religious philosophies. Hence, Christians, Muslims, or Jews may seek to get laws passed that are rooted in their religious convictions. Such laws are appropriate as long as they have a secular purpose and do not constitute an establishment of religion.

Whether these laws are wise or worthy of enactment must be judged by whether they promote the common good as judged by national values not by the fact that they are or are not rooted in the religious faith of those who support them.

A religious foundation is neither required not forbidden. Neither secular humanism nor religious faith is privileged in this regard. Ideally and in principle, religious believers should not seek to get laws passed on religious grounds but because they express the values of the secular society. These norms and goals are defined by the founding documents and cultural traditions as they have come to be embedded in the common life. For example, if people of faith want to crusade for universal health coverage, e. g., they should argue for the policy not because the Bible or the Pope authorizes it or because God wills it but because it promotes “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” and because Congress is constitutionally permitted to spend money to provide for the “general welfare.”

Likewise, religious groups that seek to outlaw racial or gender discrimination should make their case on the claim that it would be good for society as a whole not on the fact that it is authorized by their religious faith.  In practical terms, however, if believers feel that distinguishing between the religious
basis and the political implications of their faith is an intolerable splitting of a unitary set of beliefs, then let them act accordingly. If  people actually
convince other voters to support legislation because the Bible, the Pope, Buddhist teachings, the Koran, or church doctrine mandates it, not much can be done about it except to make an effort to persuade them that there is a better way.

TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We cannot determine or control the reasons why people vote or support the policies they do or prevent them from convincing others to do the same. In the voting booth citizens are a law unto themselves. They can vote for whatever or whoever they want for any reason that motivates them. It is pointless to demand purity of principle on this matter. Voters act out of prejudice, self-interest, racial identity, ignorance, and for all sorts of other good and bad reasons, including their religious beliefs, philosophical commitments, and a devotion to justice based on American principles. Let us be realists about the matter.

 

Democracy is an untidy, often VERY messy,  matter…..IF you do not believe me… look at AMERCIA! Ugghhhhh……

The people can do what they want restrained only by Constitutional mandates. But it is better when acting politically in the public arena for believers to translate  religiously-based beliefs into the traditions, language, and values of the secular order. This is called for as a matter of principle. It is advisable pragmatically as well, since the tying of policy or voting explicitly to the tenets of a particular
religion, denomination, or sect may repel  large number of voters and hinder rather than further the cause.

I love Politics AND History……………

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Politics

Hide the Microphone….


Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Keene State College , Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

I know that Vice President Biden is tired of being in the shadow of President Obama but what ELSE did you think that your job description would be as Vice President? He really needs something to do before he disrupts the presidency anymore! Yes, I do get it and so does a great deal of other AMERICAN people via his odd and very untimely behavior in regards to what is done in the Oval Office.  LOL

 Of course the president does not have the guts….nor heart….nor public relations plan to REMOVE Biden and obtain a totally different running mate but for goodness sake- “train him”…..

He has had so many mishaps since he has been in his position that it embarrasses the country and I am sure that it MORDIFIES The White House! Do you ever notice how quiet that his wife is? She is  a professor at a nearby university and just maybe is enjoying the  PERKS of being the wife of the vice president!

He does not seem to have the ability to connect with the people of America…….and to some that may seem like its no big deal because he is only the vice president right? Well… this vice president actually wants and loves to be seen and heard – so this could pose yet another problem or another gunt wrenching opportunity for this vice president to SPEAK TO SOON or say too much about key topics!

Politics

My OWN View –


You can be COMMON with the people and remain touchable WITHOUT dressing like them I feel…. Does she look gorgeous? Of course! However, she is not the wife of an actor or CEO but the wife of A WORLD LEADER, that is my only point in this blog.

 

I would like Jackie Kennedy Onassis to come from the dead for at least a week to council First Lady Michelle Obama on her clothing choices when dealing with the public. Dressing  modestly is the key to being feminine as well and when she was on the campaign trail she became an International Fashion Icon because of the style choices. 

In this photo she looks like she could have a part in a music video and although yes she is very lovely and beautiful but being a co – partner with a person who is  a GLOBAL LEADER, the outfit just makes me CRINGE… (Geesh! her hair is GORGEOUS as always)

No she does NOT have to wear dresses and skirts down to her ankles but what happened to all of her J. Crew attire via dressing down or even her Target nitch! LOL – No tight clothes please! She is gorgeous and already has shown that she DOES KNOW HOW to put herself together! ( now just maintain it WHILE YOU ARE IN OFFICE )………….

Is it that she knew and totally understood that image was not everything so to speak but had the full knowledge of her appearance would indeed play a HUGE role in her husband’s historical election into the White House in 2008? Now that they have moved in and become a little comfy – she indeed took her shoes off as well as let her hair down..

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Welp, I would like her to pin her hair back up – figuratively and also to remember to keep her shoes on via political etiquette!

 

I also would like First Lady Obama to take a few nights and T-VO the show called What Not To Wear on TLC ( The Learning Channel ) and obtain some tips while she is in the comfort of her own home!

Ooops I mean the people’s home because ANYONE who ever has had the address of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. has never maintained that address for more than 8 years so indeed it is temporary. Therefore, why not always keep yourself in good standing via the role that you accepted?

I am just thinking and writing my OWN VIEWS on this………………