Nick, presented in surround sound (boogiedbones88) wrote in chicago_vinyl,
Nick, presented in surround sound

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Somewhere, probably pass out.

Politics make me chuckle. The only thing that would make politics any better would be to give them all an assload of beer. Just imagine what the senate would be like, 100 drunk men getting angry over welfare and wether homosexuality constitutes the removal of undeniable rights (it doesnt).

Lets get one thing out of the way right now, I'm a liberalist. Not necessarily a democrat, just a bleeding heart liberal. I enjoy rights, freedom of speech, and the daily show. But don't think for a second that I am an ill informed liberal because I like to watch John Stewart make fun of the same political figure heads I so routinely mock. I live in a Republican household, I enjoy actually U.S history, and watch a variety of politcal news programs (FOX news is trash).

So what's my beef with the established way of governing a population so rapidly growing that we threaten to consume the resources of the planet?

1)People bitch that their jobs are going over seas: Well no shit. When labor unions demand high wages but always cut back on the hourly work that the average worker puts in, it leaves the corporations with a dilema. There is a solution however. The can assure teh complition of the work if they send it to a country that does not have the same strict policies of labor. If you want the jobs to stay in the country maybe you should increase the competiveness of our workers and realize we can't have everything we want.

P.S the country we're sending all our work to, China. Yeah their economy is fucking booming right now.

2)Our president has far more power than any president before him. Montigue, a political idealist, had cleveraly noted that a government should divide the power among all those holding office to prevent one group from holding it all. Our president manages to screw the senate out of the power to declare war with the War Powers Act. He pushes for legislation that suspends the fourth ammendment (no illegal searches or seizures) for the purpose of monitoring terrorism. In the process they begin to abuse the power by searching any one suspected of illegal activity when the would normally need a search warrant. And what about someone who accidentally goes to a questionable site? Do they get branded as a criminal and have CIA and FBI scanning their E-mails? Since the presidential grab for power he has managed to alienate his constituants and form a strong distrust to his entire administration.\

3)Gay people deserve to be married. Or should we just go ahead and select groups and strip them of their rights because the party in power is blurring the line between religion and politcal agendas?

I leave you with a quote I found by my hero

"We may take comfort in the notion that the Bush dynasty will be justly sorted for its thuggish brand of god/police/puritanism in some golden tomorrow, but the reduction of life, rights and radical imagination is happening right now on the street, in the home, and across the globe. There has never been a better time to be artistically angry and full of love, if one can walk that uneasy line. "
Blake Schwarzenbach

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