Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I fear for our future

Our country needs a viable third party to represent us non-individualists who believe in compromise for the greater good, who advocate personal and institutional (including the government) fiscal responsibility but are more socially open-minded (and recognize that views on abortion and gay marriage can never be reconciled between all peoples and therefore respectfully agree to disagree), who allow religious liberty but still maintain the wisdom of separation of church and state, who care about the environment, who believe in a capitalistic society where a good idea, hard work, free pay and safe and reasonable labor practices are rewarded with reasonable profit, who agree that more financially successful folks should pay proportionately more in taxes but yet not feel penalized and disincentivized, who believe in lending a helping hand to deserving folks but yet are vehemently opposed to handouts that encourage a sense of entitlement and foster dependence, who feel intelligence and rationale thought and good science should trump emotions and non fact based belief systems when it comes to making certain policy decisions and where the Golden Rule rules (even if you are an atheist or agnostic). Are there others out there like me? I can't be the only one.