Thursday, September 6, 2012

Why Mitt Romney?

I don't really see how Mitt Romney is the answer to any of those points.

Thank you Erin for your comment - much appreciated.  

You are correct in that no one person is the end-all-be-all to a solution involving any of the aforementioned points. However, given the choice between the two current candidates, we each have a responsibility to carefully look at all of the key issues at hand and vote accordingly. For me, there are issues that I strongly believe in that are championed by each party so I have to go with the person or party that is championing what I feel is/are the most urgent of the issues facing us and our children and that, for me, is the current status of our economy and the national debt. We are in a crises.  It is scary and the security of our Country is at risk as long as we are living exorbitantly beyond our means on a daily basis. Although I am not a fan of the somewhat more than tenuous connections between my chosen party and certain oil and pharmaceutical groups, I have to support putting out the biggest fire first so we can survive to figure out the rest of it. If the patient is losing a lot of blood, you want to fix that but if they are not breathing, that has to take priority. This is where we are.  The Country needs CPR and I need the best team to provide it and to direct the years of fiscal rehab that will most likely be required.   Additionally, I am a huge advocate for change in our current obsolete education system and I believe that parents and even children themselves having a choice as to what school they attend will do amazing things for the abject misery and failure that we find in many of our public school institutions today.  We no longer need an education system that was built to create a better factory worker.  We need to be raising up an army of innovators and achievers and to do that, we need to let choice implement that change.  Anyway, I do sincerely appreciate the comment and am excited to take part in that beloved tenant of our constitution governing this written discourse . . . the freedom of speech.  
As always, thank you - The Hippy Republican

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

You know you're a Hippy Republican when . . . .

I believe it was my wonderful husband that first assigned to me the title of "Hippy Republican". I believe it was several years ago during one of our many hot-tub debates amid a few glasses of wine and much spirited banter for which I say . . . thank you.  I now know it be an accurate description of my politics and probably my life in that it depicts what seems at first to be two opposing viewpoints but is in fact quite a harmonious state of being.  I am assured of the possibility of the existence of others out there like me and to that end, I dip my toe into the collective pool to offer contemplation and the comfort of possibly belonging to a kindred group that must surely be made up of empathy and hopefully some intelligence; that we might find each other and commiserate about the things that fundamentally make up a Hippy Republican.
 You may be a Hippy Republican if . . . .
  • You want to do your part to take care of the planet
  • Things don't matter, people do.
  • Bicycling is a valuable mode of transportation i.e. it's green, it's healthy, it's fun!
  • Give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime.
  • Big Government vs. Big Business -  The bigger the government, the smaller the person.  Just a thought: although big business definitely can partake in it's share of evil-doing; I'm not aware so far of a business committing genocide. 
  • Being fiscally conservative is a positive attribute
  • Love God, love people, love the planet . . .
  • Women's rights: - for them; Infant's rights: -for them too :)  I wonder . .  if we had the futuristic ability/technology to "transport" an infant from a mother's womb to an incubator with no harm to the mother or the infant, what then would be a valid reason to deny that infant their shot at life? 
  • Population control: See #2 above
  • to be continued . . .