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Saturday, May 19, 2007

JFK --on today's issues...

My husband and I were walking around an Armed Forces memorial near my home. I saw a quote by John F Kennedy. I thought that his words were as apropriate today as they were then.
The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

I looked up other quotes by JFK and found even more applicable quotes. I wonder what JFK would think of the liberal of today.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic.

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

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On Sunday, May 20, 2007 8:58:00 AM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Well, so far for me, Romney seems to be the guy. My Libertarian candidate self-immolated in the debates, so I have to choose less Libertarian and more republican ideals in a president. Such as it is.

The only thing about Romney is not that he is Mormon, (I could scarcely care less), but he sure let McCain beat on him a little bit. Now the McCain-Kennedy bill looks like it is going to emasculate McCain, so the R Party seems to be in a bit of trouble.

What are you thinking about Rudy for a candidate?

On Sunday, May 20, 2007 6:57:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

What do I think of Ruday for a candidate?

Hmm...At first I was of the opinion that he was the one that could beat the top Democratic candidate. I thought that he would be the Republican candidate who could carry California IF any Republican could do so.

But the more I hear, the more I am not so sure about that. I have some major reservations about Rudy.

Now, about Romney: There are many things I like about him, but I am not putting all my support behind him just yet. Just because he is a member of my faith does not mean I will automatically vote for him. I look at Harry Reid, for instance. OH MY!! I could NOT vote for him EVER!

Given that, I like Romney because I saw what he did with the Salt Lake 2002 Olympics. The Olympic Organizing committee was in DIRE straits. It had been riddled with scandals and was headed deeper and deeper into debt because of it.

The Committee appealed to Mitt Romney to rescue this potential flop.

Talk about a knight in shining armor. He vowed he would only get paid one Dollar has head of the committee unless the Olympics made a profit and came off as a success.

He came in there and whipped the whole thing into shape and produced one of the finest Olympics ever. In the end they did make a profit and now we have that legacy to our credit.

It was great fun to be there at the events as a spectator and see how well things were run.

That is the number one reason why I like Romney.

Do I think he can beat the Democrats? At this point, I don't really think he can.

I am like many others in the desire to see Fred Thompson as a candidate. I see a lot of leadership abilities with Fred and he just might have what it takes.

As you can see, I put a lot of weight into a candidate who can win in 2008. I fear for the direction of this country if Hitlary wins.

I have told my kids that if she wins I will be raising the US Flag upside down...either that or flying the Maple Leaf.

Who do you think can pull it off?

On Sunday, May 20, 2007 7:00:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

That's Rudy...not Ruday...LOL

On Monday, May 21, 2007 8:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

After having politics for over a year now, I still think that republican/democrat divides the United States; when I thought it said we are "ONE nation, under God." I still don't like politics for this very reason.


On Monday, May 21, 2007 8:42:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

The problem becomes whose idea of government do you abide by. Do you allow abortions because the other side wants it? Do you allow for gay marriages because the other side wants it?

It isn't politics that divides the nation, but differences in what people want to be allowed. The people we send to represent us in Congress affect the laws that are passed.

It is because of who was elected President of the US sometime back that changed the make up of the Supreme Court which then made abortions legal in this country.

It would be nice if we could all think alike and not have to fight about things that are important to us.

I choose to be involved in the political process because I feel strongly about the issues. I feel strongly that gay marriage is wrong. I feel strongly that abortion is wrong. I feel strongly that a strong military is the best defense for our country and the only way to keep our "ONE Nation under God" sovereign and independent.

There are people who want to take away our rights to worship how we want. There are people who want to get rid of religion altogether. I get involved in the political process because it is my duty to do so.

This isn't just an issue of whether I like Republicans or Democrats. This is about what is best for our country. I may not always agree with everything that a candidate or elected official does, but I look for someone who will best represent the things I feel most strongly about.

On Tuesday, May 22, 2007 4:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

WOW...Kelly, I believe in everything you just said. The United States of America is a FREE country and is the reason why so many people from other countries risk their lives to come over here and live. We are a FREE country because we, as a country, believe in freedom of speech, freedom of religion, which causes the American way of life. I totally agree with everything you just said. BRAVO!!!


On Tuesday, May 22, 2007 4:44:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Hey, Starla,

Thanks for stopping by again. This is a topic that though it can be heated, is the very fabric of our society and government.

On Friday, May 25, 2007 9:17:00 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen wrote...

Kennedy's quote on conformity tells me he's definitely a liberal. Liberals are non-conformists, aka Hippies, and hippies smell.

I never really thought much of Kennedy, nor his corrupt family. That corruptness is partially to blame why he was assassinated twice.

My candidate is definitely Romney, although I do admire Thompson, too. Ron Paul is an absolute moron; he killed every single chance of even pressing on with his shot at being president in the last GOP debate.

Giuliani - Too much of a compassionate conservative (in other words, a Neocon) for me. Bush is one of them too:

"Islam is a religion of peace."

On Friday, May 25, 2007 10:05:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Steve, my thinking on the comformity issue was that the liberals want us to comform to their ideals. They do not tolerate diversity, unless it applies to them. So, you are right on the comformity thinking with Kennedy.

I really don't have much respect for the Kennedy clan either, but sometimes people say things that go contrary to their thinking or at least it can be taken that way.

As far as candidates go: I like Thompson and Romney. I haven't quite decided there. What do you like about Romney?

On Wednesday, June 06, 2007 7:06:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Hey now, I do not think that Ron Paul is a complete moron. He most certainly does not know how to handle a debate. Having good ideas does not mean you know how to be a good politician, however.

The reverse is quite true as well. I always thought that Bill Clinton was a

On Wednesday, June 06, 2007 7:15:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

I don't know enough about Ron Paul to have an opinion either way.

On the other hand, I quite agree with you on that "..." after Clinton ;)

That was his allure...his charisma.

In DnD we would say that he had a high charisma score with a low wisdom score.

...oops I let my geekiness slip out ;)


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