Thursday, August 09, 2007

Here's your Democratic Agenda in a nutshell

Well, along with socialized healthcare, pulling out of Iraq (pushing total defeatism) and pretending that there is no threat what-so-ever from jihadists.

"All of the Democratic candidates support a federal ban on anti-gay job discrimination, want to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring gays from serving openly in the military and support civil unions that would extend marriage-like rights to same-sex couples."

So what are the "rights" that married people have over non-married people? And when will Democrats ensure that those of us who are single have those rights too?

Let's see...being married entitles the married couple to:

  • Share a home
  • Joint parenting/adoption
  • Legal and financial benefits for taxes, retirement, property ownership, inheritance, insurance rates, family and medical care

Now let's see which of these can't be achieved legally via a Power of Attorney or other legal methods....

  • Share a home (anyone is able to share a home, friends/siblings/even strangers can enter into a lease or apply for a joint this is NOT an issue)
  • Joint parenting/adoption (well currently every state except for Florida, allows gays to apply for adoption...however, this ban in Florida is in constant challenge)
  • Legal and financial benefits for taxes, retirement, property ownership, inheritance, insurance rates, family and medical care (all of the mentioned, to my knowledge, can be achieved by a completing a simple Power of Attorney form)

"A power of attorney is a document that evidences the creation of a relationship between two people who are designated as the "principal" and the "agent". The principal designates the agent in the document, and the agent is authorized to act on the principal's behalf--to stand in the shoes of the principal--for whatever business the power of attorney permits. A power of attorney can be general, so that the agent can conduct any sort of business on behalf of the principal, or it may be specific, limited to the transactions expressly provided for in the document. Third parties may treat the agent as if he or she is the principal in any transactions which the agent is authorized to conduct. Powers of attorney are commonly used in all sorts of business activities, and are very frequently executed on behalf of individuals"

And as far as the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military...what better policy is there? This one basis one's ability to serve simply on qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience. Is that not the best way to deter discrimination of all sorts? Why must we actually KNOW what someone's sexual preferences are or what they choose to do in the privacy of their own homes?

Seems odd to me that the gay and lesbian groups that are constantly pushing for equality would object to a policy that actually ensures it!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Traitor meets with Communist Leader

So this is supposed to what? Confirm for those who don't know already, that Sean Penn is a traitor and communist? Again, this brings up that question of treason...years ago, even during the Cold War, this "actor's" actions would have been considered treasonous and he may even have been considered an ex-patriot...preventing him from living here in America.

But, typically seen today, his actions are "hailed" as heroism and he is considered to be a "peacemaker" among many. What happened to our common sense? How can ANYONE honestly believe that Venezuela's people are better off under Chávez's control?

Apparently, Sean Penn chose to close his eyes to the fact that Chávez is not popular with the people of his nation...that he in fact, in 2002, he was ousted from power. He's received all sorts of political opposition, not only from his own military, but from the people of his nation.

Chávez has asserted tyrannical power and control over the people and much attention has been called towards examining the human rights...or lack their of, within Venezuela today. Living conditions have deteriorated and currently their "freedom of press", both television and newspapers, are being state controlled, again limiting rights of the people. The people are exposed to information and "news" (propoganda) authorized only by Chávez and his cronies.

And of course, if the above is not enough, Chávez has complete control over the economics of the nation, via his control of the oil industry and the prison system is completely appalling.

BUT...let's forget all of that...right Sean? Chávez doesn't like President Bush, so that is reason enough to visit and support the Communist tyrannt right? Sigh....disgraceful!

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