Thursday, November 3, 2011

Which Party?

I really have become more independent politically the more nonsense I see on the news. Today I figured that I should research, what party am I really?

I looked up Libertarian Party first and found; http://www.lp.org/platform

A lot of what they say makes sense, we should take care of ourselves and the government shouldn't be involved in our care. But, then I started to think about how some of what I read in this platform was contradicted in other places.

Next I looked up Democratic Party and found; http://www.democrats.org/issues

I have to admit I agree with so much more here, especially:

"Democrats stand for an abiding faith in the judgment of hardworking American families, and a commitment to helping the excluded, the disenfranchised and the poor strengthen our nation by earning themselves a piece of the American Dream. We remember that our country was sculpted by immigrants and slaves, their children and grandchildren. Even today, it is our diversity above all else that provides us with our enduring strength."

Lastly I looked up information about the Republican Party. This proved to be a bit harder because there was information for each state and their Republican Party, also there seemed to be new information each year, making it a little confusing. The website I found the most helpful was from 2008, and the more I looked through it the more confusing it was for me; http://www.gop.com/2008Platform/

I feel like I should do more research, but I guess you put all these together and you get Independent. I guess I have turned more person than party.

3 comments:

Duble said...

I vote straight ticket dem, or have since we invaded iraq. it makes being politically involved easier :-D.
Also i have taken a few what part are you test, and i get I am a socially liberal fiscal conservative.

Which is kinda like ron paul and hillary clinton having a baby i think :-d

Duble said...

also i can't find my cell phone going on day 6 so sorry for the delays in word with friends.

Christi said...

I say EXACTLY the same as Duble...though not about the cell phone. :-)

Saw an Occupy march while we were in Nashville, while standing with our favorite republicans. Verrry interesting. :-) I was ready to march, they were ready to giggle. God save 'em.