voting for the ways things “ought” to be

i felt that a response to this comment on this post deserved it’s own post. and since it’s my blog, i can do that. :)




Random Reader

After reading your other entries I am surprised that you have chosen to support Huckabee . . . considering that the government ensures your current standard of living and financially supports your family. Obama and Clinton support a national health care system as well as tax cuts for the middle class and support to those in poverty. Huckabee supports keeping Bush's tax cuts that only benefit the very wealthy. Also, if you consider that your family is supported by Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, and TANF you may not want to get rid of the IRS...which ensures those of us who actually make a living and support our own families will also pay for yours. Just a thought :)



Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 06:53 PM




well to my “random reader” (who lives or works near seattle/tukwila, wa, uses a mac. and gets their internet connection via qwest. i could put your ip address that you use to visit, but that would be irresponsible of me) thanks for reading. i’m always glad to hear i have more readers.



i’m somewhat disappointed that you didn’t identify yourself by name. i don’t mind engaging in conversation with views differing from my own. but i’d at least like to know whom i’m conversing with.



okay, so enough with the introductory banter. on to the comment and response. i’m sure my previous post that gives more details on our current financial situaion on “kids don’t cost too much” only seems to reinforce the point that the “random reader” was making.



but the fact is that primarily i vote according to “moral” issues more than financial ones. so my views align more closely with the republican party in general on issues like Life, Marriage, Stem Cell research. so thus both Clinton and Obama being “pro-choice” (or “anti-life” depending on your view point) wouldn’t ever get my vote because i’m against most situations of abortion. if i women wants the “right to choose” there are other options like adoption or “duh, choosing not to have sex!” obviously i know there are cases of rape and/or incest where it wasn’t the woman’s choice to get pregnant, but i said above “most situations” and adoption is still an option.



and the other issues above i also have strong feelings about but you as well as any other reader can use google well enough to find the differences between the various candidates on the issues.



but i don’t just disregard the economic issues. on those issues as well, my views hold more closely to the conservative end of the spectrum than not. i don’t believe there should be a national health care system. i support viewpoints the encourage more personal responsibility rather than discourage it by always looking to the government to provide everything.



even things like food stamps (which we do receive) i don’t think people should demand or feel it’s a handout that they “deserve”. in fact if any of that aide wasn’t available to us we would adjust accordingly. would we still have as many kids as we have now? yes. read the previous post. there was a post i wrote about a few months ago when our food stamps allowance was delayed due to paperwork. we suffered a little during that week. but if for whatever reason the food stamps were no longer available to us permanently then we’d still survive. we appreciate the help to our budget that it provides for our family at this time, but we don’t put our trust in them. our trust is in God.



in fact we don’t want to or plan on being on government assistance for food or health care the rest of our lives. we plan on becoming “rich” someday. (we tell our girls that we already are rich since technically we are compared to 96% of the rest of the world.) and as i stated in the paragraph above we technically don’t need it right now either. but we qualify for it and accept it as a blessing for this time in our lives.



i want to vote according to the way i think things “ought” to be. to vote according to what my convictions actually believe. not just on what benefits my current situation.



well i guess that’s all i have to say about that. but i encourage any more comments in agreement, opposition, or just more questions. and although i’d prefer you include your name, i don’t mind anonymous comments that much. :-) i’d rather hear back from my readers without a name than not hear back anything at all.