Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bipartisanship - Part 2

Read the first "Bipartisanship" posting before this one.

Are there any areas in life, or even in politics where a moderate, neutral, bipartisanship position is acceptable?

Yes, when picking paint colors for your home and one person wants pink and one wants purple. You can be the arbitrator and pick tan. When one kid wants Disneyland and one wants Sea World, you can be the parent and take them to Denny's for breakfast. In politics, there can be some bills that are not conservative or liberal, such as a bill to acknowledge the role given by a civil rights leader, or recognize a war hero for his service to our country, etc. Wait a minute, maybe giving medals to war heroes is not a favorite pastime for liberals.

But, you get my point. There are suitable situations where a strong stance is not necessary and opposition is not appropriate.

At the same time, how can you be neutral or moderate or undecided or bipartisan or lukewarm when the issues are:

Love God vs hate God, Christian vs atheist, good vs evil, Originalist vs living document, strong defense vs vulnerable, individual responsibility vs Socialism, expanding Government vs limited Government, right vs wrong (left), freedom vs tyranny, Capitalism vs Fascism, life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness vs Big Brother Government, freedom of speech vs censorship, elected representatives as servants of the people vs dictators, rights and responsibilities vs servitude and handouts, Conservative vs Liberal?

How can you be bipartisan about global warming, the Government takeover of sections of the private sector of our economy, the war on terror, Iran getting the "bomb", Israel having the right to their own nation, abortion, Government handouts and bailouts of private companies, officials regulating Bible studies or prayer groups, Washington dictating subject matter in our schools, etc.

You either have a backbone or you do not. If you do not, go home, we do not want to hear or see you until you grow one. If you claim that you do, then take a stand! Much is at stake!

Remember, they were at war with us but we were not at war with them. Draw a line in the sand, pick a side!

"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Benjamin Rush, 1800

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