Primary season… It’s kind of like funerals, it brings out the best & worst in people. I’m a politics junkie & I get my daily fix with talk radio, news, & a couple blogs I follow.
As I’ve said before, I’m a conservative/libertarian, so I’m keeping a close eye on the GOP bench. All 146 of them that are running for president, with a guy with a loud mouth & a squirrel on his head leading the pack… No I’m not a Trump fan. I appreciate the wrecking ball quality he offers & it’s entertaining watching him go rounds with the media. I do not however support the idea of a cult following for any candidate & that seems like this is what our political system has devolved to. I keep wanting to scream at people “this is more important than American idol!!!”
Breathe in, breathe out! This will be the third election I’ve been able to vote in & it’s the first I’ve actually been excited for. The state I live in doesn’t have a primary until May, & my state is bright red so my opinion isn’t going to change much, but here goes… I’m for Ted Cruz & have been since 2013. When he stood up against ACA & supposedly shut down the government, I cheered! I thought, “if this guy is for real I want him for president…” Well I apparently wasn’t alone. I’ve since done piles of research & read his book & my opinion has only become stronger.
There are others that I could support if they receive the nomination, but no one has a consistently conservative track record like Cruz. The man memorized the constitution & is simply brilliant. I truly feel like he is the statesman we need in this hour. It’s not about flash or family names, it’s about honor, principle, & integrity. You may disagree with the man I’ve chosen, but I encourage everyone to think about what is actually important, not what’s fun or entertaining. Compare these men & women against our founders’ philosophies & see where they stand. This is a critical time in our country & we can either choose to embrace lies or stand for principle. In the end those are the only two options.
By the title, you can tell I’m of the hated generation of millennials. Depending on your point of view, I could be a voice that makes you believe that we’re not all that bad or I might just give you one more reason to believe we are all the scourge of humankind. It’s all up to you. I’m under no illusions, I don’t think that people are waiting with baited-breath for what I might have to say. Really, this is like a pressure release valve for me. I read things and listen to different podcasts and I realized there are a lot of assumptions made about my generation, not without foundation, but I don’t believe anyone should be painted with a broad brush. I think stretching back into the stone age the previous generation has always criticized the upcoming generation. Unfortunately, my peer-group has provided a lot of fodder for criticism, but I’d like to remind the critics: you raised us!
I have a full time job working in a quasi-government agency and I’m a college student. I felt that, I’ve just been categorized. You might be surprised. I do not identify myself with the Left pop culture politics that seems to characterize my peers. My family is kind of strange and might explain why I have my views today. My dad was a Republican and my mom was a Democrat when they were first married. My mom changed over time and now identifies as a Libertarian and my dad is somewhere between Republican and Libertarian. My grandparents are all Democrat. On one side you have Pacific Northwest Democrat and on the other you have Southern Democrat. Why does this matter? Well, from all this I’ve heard just about every side of the arguments during Thanksgiving. Now, I consider myself a “Conservitarian” I’m a cross between Libertarian and Conservative, leaning more toward Libertarian. I’m tired of this bi-partisan idea, I don’t want to identify myself by a party that seems to be a thousand years old. I want to identify myself with principles that are timeless. That to me is the only viable option and that’s what this blog is about. You can love me or hate me, and you know what? I’m okay with that I actually believe in the radical idea of freedom.