Friday, February 01, 2008

VOTE FOR ME!

(Continued thoughts from the side yard)

I am the only Fusion Candidate!

What does that mean? I support some positions which currently are defined as liberal. I also support some positions which are defined as very conservative, although they are also defined within classical liberalism.


First, some of my positions on social issues fall into the liberal category:

Pro-choice
Pro civil same sex union (congrats to Karl and Ruis!)

Why? The Constitution provided for freedom of religion. Actually it prohibits the government from preferring any one religion, and we now say: separation of church and state.

AWESOME! I AGREE.


Hold on.........there's more.

The logical flip side to this argument is that the church should not favor one form of government over another. In my book, it's a logical extension of the Constitutional separation.

Keep politics out of religion.

AND

Keep religion out of politics.

My pet human goes to church, but she
doesn't agree with the proselytizers who want government to legislate and criminalize private, personal decisions that many humans face, whether they have a religion or not. Some matters are civil matters. If one chooses to adopt a particular religion and practice that faith, cool. But don't force it on me with the threat of penalties.


Second: I tend towards some classical liberal positions. Keep the federal government small and restricted to basics: defense of the nation, regulating inter-state commerce, etc. Back to the original Constitution. I am very much against an invasive, uncontrollable central power.

I support the division of power (executive, legislative and judicial) and the checks and balances system devised in the Constitution to prevent the majority from taking power. I believe in individual rights.

The rest should be left to the states.

Just on the basis of government as a business, we are too big to manage effectively by letting the federal government run everything. I live in California, which on it's own is the 7th largest economy in the world. Keep it small and simple. KISS KISS!

One last thing to mention......why do we need a Homeland Security Department? Isn't that what our military is to do? Bring them home, and protect us here!

More later.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

13 comments:

The Meezers said...

excellent positions Skittles. you and our mom agree on all points

Tybalt said...

Skittles, you and my mommy agree on everything. I think she might write you in on the ballot on Tuesday!

DeadMule said...

Leaning Your Way, Skittles.
Sweet Rosie O'Kitten, a torti with true tortitude, and her pet human, Helen

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Meezers,

I'm honored that you agree with me. I was afraid that all Siamese would vote for Chey. But obviously, you think for yourselves.

Luv,
Skittles

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Tybalt,

I may start a campaign to have my supporters write in my name. It's about time we cats ran things!

Luv,

Skittles

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Sweet Rosie O'Tortie and Helen,

I'm delighted that you have returned! How lovely to have you visit.

Too bad your human won't post a photo of you though!

Luv,

Skittles

Artsy Catsy said...

Very thought-provoking, Skittles and very much in accord with how we think things should be. We only wish you'd been involved in the televised debates - we think you could cut right through some of the nonsense!

Rocky

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wow, we agree with yoo on every point...Dad isn't very political and barely knowledgeable about military things and even he wondered why the National Guard was sent to another nation. He said "doesn't national mean here, in our nation?".

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Rocky,

Why, thank you!! I can be so opinionated sometimes, I was afraid no one would comment.

As far as the debates, I'm waiting for the debates between the two winning nominees.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Zippie, Speedy and Sadie,

Thank you for your comments. Even though your dad says he's not political, obviously he is very astute!!

Luv,

Skittles

Monty Q. Kat said...

Vote for Skittles! Vote for Skittles!

Tiggie FOC said...

I think I can only vote for a for someone when I can actually say his or her name.

Mitt Romney is the only name I can say as a cat. So I guess I'm voting for him. He seems like a nice enough cat.

Anonymous said...

One in three teen suicides are committed by gay or lesbian teens, while they only make up about 5% of the population. WHY?

You are trying to mainstream homosexuality. Don't you realize it's a disease?

Friday, February 01, 2008

VOTE FOR ME!

(Continued thoughts from the side yard)

I am the only Fusion Candidate!

What does that mean? I support some positions which currently are defined as liberal. I also support some positions which are defined as very conservative, although they are also defined within classical liberalism.


First, some of my positions on social issues fall into the liberal category:

Pro-choice
Pro civil same sex union (congrats to Karl and Ruis!)

Why? The Constitution provided for freedom of religion. Actually it prohibits the government from preferring any one religion, and we now say: separation of church and state.

AWESOME! I AGREE.


Hold on.........there's more.

The logical flip side to this argument is that the church should not favor one form of government over another. In my book, it's a logical extension of the Constitutional separation.

Keep politics out of religion.

AND

Keep religion out of politics.

My pet human goes to church, but she
doesn't agree with the proselytizers who want government to legislate and criminalize private, personal decisions that many humans face, whether they have a religion or not. Some matters are civil matters. If one chooses to adopt a particular religion and practice that faith, cool. But don't force it on me with the threat of penalties.


Second: I tend towards some classical liberal positions. Keep the federal government small and restricted to basics: defense of the nation, regulating inter-state commerce, etc. Back to the original Constitution. I am very much against an invasive, uncontrollable central power.

I support the division of power (executive, legislative and judicial) and the checks and balances system devised in the Constitution to prevent the majority from taking power. I believe in individual rights.

The rest should be left to the states.

Just on the basis of government as a business, we are too big to manage effectively by letting the federal government run everything. I live in California, which on it's own is the 7th largest economy in the world. Keep it small and simple. KISS KISS!

One last thing to mention......why do we need a Homeland Security Department? Isn't that what our military is to do? Bring them home, and protect us here!

More later.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

13 comments:

The Meezers said...

excellent positions Skittles. you and our mom agree on all points

Tybalt said...

Skittles, you and my mommy agree on everything. I think she might write you in on the ballot on Tuesday!

DeadMule said...

Leaning Your Way, Skittles.
Sweet Rosie O'Kitten, a torti with true tortitude, and her pet human, Helen

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Meezers,

I'm honored that you agree with me. I was afraid that all Siamese would vote for Chey. But obviously, you think for yourselves.

Luv,
Skittles

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Tybalt,

I may start a campaign to have my supporters write in my name. It's about time we cats ran things!

Luv,

Skittles

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Sweet Rosie O'Tortie and Helen,

I'm delighted that you have returned! How lovely to have you visit.

Too bad your human won't post a photo of you though!

Luv,

Skittles

Artsy Catsy said...

Very thought-provoking, Skittles and very much in accord with how we think things should be. We only wish you'd been involved in the televised debates - we think you could cut right through some of the nonsense!

Rocky

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wow, we agree with yoo on every point...Dad isn't very political and barely knowledgeable about military things and even he wondered why the National Guard was sent to another nation. He said "doesn't national mean here, in our nation?".

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Rocky,

Why, thank you!! I can be so opinionated sometimes, I was afraid no one would comment.

As far as the debates, I'm waiting for the debates between the two winning nominees.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Zippie, Speedy and Sadie,

Thank you for your comments. Even though your dad says he's not political, obviously he is very astute!!

Luv,

Skittles

Monty Q. Kat said...

Vote for Skittles! Vote for Skittles!

Tiggie FOC said...

I think I can only vote for a for someone when I can actually say his or her name.

Mitt Romney is the only name I can say as a cat. So I guess I'm voting for him. He seems like a nice enough cat.

Anonymous said...

One in three teen suicides are committed by gay or lesbian teens, while they only make up about 5% of the population. WHY?

You are trying to mainstream homosexuality. Don't you realize it's a disease?