Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. – Ambrose Bierce
Despite this statement on p. 38 of the 2004 Republican Platform (the 2008 Platform is not approved yet):
“As Republicans, we trust people to make their own decisions about how to spend, save, and invest their own money. We want individuals to own and control their income.”
The hypocrites still do not want to let me spend my own income playing online as demonstrated by their history of voting to impede and/or eliminate online gaming.
In fact, I wholeheartedly agree with Mean Gene’s thinking that the current state of political affairs in our beloved America is one of reducing our freedoms and liberties rather than protecting the existing ones or expanding them.
As a citizen that votes at every opportunity, I would like to encourage all my readers to do the same. Please go and vote for the folks you support and/or vote against those you disagree with. I believe voter apathy has been the biggest factor in ushering in the current state of affairs.
Being a US Senator or US Representative is a difficult job. One has to ponder weighty matters and be away from one’s family and home for extended periods of time. The last eight years have been a troubling period exacerbated by our military adventure in the Middle East. These fine folks deserve a nice long break. Let’s help them out by electing others to replace them in November. After all, it will be much easier for them to get involved in their communities and enjoy a rich family life if they are at home rather than in Washington. Who knows, maybe if they had a little more time on their hands, they might try and enjoy a bit of online poker, too.