It seems that being conservative now automatically makes you religious in some sense, or associates you with these right wing religious nuts. Being religious has nothing to do with being conservative. The Constitution says in article VI last paragraph, that there shall not be a religious test as a qualification to hold any office or high trust of the United States. And in the first amendment it says that congress shall make no laws respecting the establishment of religion, or restricting the free exercise of it. That means you cannot make the candidates pass a religious litmus test via public questioning, nor can you make laws out of your religious beliefs, or mandate your beliefs on everyone. Nor can you or your religion restrict or limit how others exercise their beliefs with laws or prohibitions, just because they are different from yours.
It seems that now even the Independent party has been hijacked by religious zealots that want to force their god on us all. The pledge of allegiance is not part of the Constitution, it was made up during the big Commie scare era to make us swear some sort of non binding oath to the flag and to a religious belief. I can't participate in that McCarthyism type of brain washing any more.
If these corporate "individuals" can be international globalists and not pay taxes here then I don't have to either, they don't swear any allegiance to this nation in any fashion, they just use and manipulate it for profit. The Constitution gives all individuals the same equal rights and responsibilities.
Being liberal used to mean being "pro-liberty". Being conservative used to mean you wanted to conserve things like the environment and our resources. What happened to these definitions? Even the word "no" has a new definition in this "new world order" of things.
So I ask again. Where do I fit in at? We must all take a good look at our real/true beliefs and or opinions on the big picture and ask ourselves just where we really fit. Maybe it's time to break these molds made for us by the corporate controlled media and try to make a place or party for ourselves. thanks
As our system of politics evolves one has to look at their own views and beliefs and ask. Just where do I fit into this? I myself am a bit liberal when it comes to our rights and freedoms, I think we all have an equal amount of each no matter what walk of life we are in. I think that we also have an equal amount of responsibility when it comes to a balance in how we exercise our rights and respect others and their rights to ensure we do not infringe upon the rights of others in the process of it all. I think that being progressive doesn't apply to just one party, nor does being conservative or liberal. That has been the media of the main stream variety that has been lumping us into groups with labels and name tags. We can blame that on the corporate controllers as well. It makes it easier for them to know who is who that way.
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