The Majority Of The Left Is Astonishingly Deficient

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The left is possibly the most incredibly selfish and misinformed group of individuals that I have ever encountered. During the 2012 elections, I had multiple discussions with some Liberal peers about their reasons for voting for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney. Now while some of them were honest and said ‘I’m not going to be voting because they both suck’ or ‘I really don’t pay attention so I won’t be voting’ (I believe that not voting is voting) I also ran into some individuals that said their reasoning for voting for Barack Obama was because he is for ‘gay marriage’ and has ‘got this country out of a deep economic hole’.

First off, yes the President has said that in a way he is for marriage equality but he as President will never make it legal and will never make a push for it. I believe that Obama only said he was for gay marriage so he could appeal to the stupid and misinformed because the stupid and misinformed will say ‘Oh! Obama is for gay marriage! That is awesome! I am totally voting for him regardless of the fact that we’re in deep debt and still have bad unemployment numbers!’.

Obama used social issues as a front to hide the fact that his economy still sucked and that his incredibly wasteful stimulus package of 2009 did absolutely nothing to help this economy.

I got into multiple debates about the 2012 election with some friends and acquaintances and most of those debates were very civilized, however there was one that really irked me. It was a very deep debate with a fellow gay right before the election. While I made my points he would try to defend himself by saying things like ‘how could you vote for Romney? He isn’t for you to have equal rights!’. This dumb ass didn’t even know that Obama said that it was up to the states to legalize gay marriage.

So not only did this incompetent jerk not know that Obama openly said that it was up to each state to legalize gay marriage, he didn’t even understand that Obama passing any sort of Amendment to the Constitution to legalize gay marriage is virtually impossible due to the checks and balances system of the United States.

One of my main arguments for voting for Romney during the election was that my right to marry whomever I want isn’t nearly as important as getting millions of people back to work and whenever I brought up to him, he would immediately deflect my facts with offensive remarks, calling me names and saying that I was ‘a selfish gay’.

Are you kidding me!? I am selfish because I voted for a man who has a background in growing businesses versus a President who contributed $5 trillion in debt over just four years with absolutely no solid results? I was clearly the selfish one.

After that debacle, I realized that debating with the stupid and misinformed wasn’t even worth it anymore because I would get just so frustrated; even now writing about this incident all these months later still gets my blood boiling!

Now unfortunately I believe that this mindset of ‘Barack Obama has the power to legalize gay marriage and that is all I care about’ is exactly the mindset of the overwhelming majority of the gay population and frankly lots of the youth of this country because this is the kind of conversation I had with multiple people around the same age as me (I am 20) during the election.

Every time I put out facts about the poor Obama economy, the left would try their best to disregard the facts and make poor excuses for the President or just begin calling me names. That is what the majority of the left does all the time.

I really do believe that those who associate themselves with the far left are very misguided and incredibly misinformed.

Rep. Michele Bachmann Sporting Futuristic Gadgetry

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Bachmann from the Future

Now this is pretty awesome! Rep. Bachman (despite her stance on Gay Marriage, she was one of my favorites during the 2012 primaries) was walking around the Capital earlier today wearing Google’s latest super cool gadget called Google Glass. Looks like something straight out of Star Trek or Minority Report, doesn’t it?

Google Glass is basically a personal assistant (like Apple’s Siri) that is worn on your face, displaying maps, directions, video chats and more handy dandy information. Controlling the device is by primarily using your voice by saying things like “Glass, where is the nearest McDonalds?” then Glass proceeds to display the nearest locations of the fast food chain. The product is still very much in its early form but should be a consumer product once Google smooths some problems out with the product.

This picture originally made its way on Twitter and some major news sites are already making caption contests out of the it. Some captions are downright ridiculous but others are actually pretty funny. I suggest clicking on the link to see what people are saying.

Libertarianism Against Big Government

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All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
– John Locke

This opinion piece will kind of be all over the place but hopefully I say some things in here about Libertarianism that will entice you to read into the philosophy of Libertarianism and through that change or enhance your opinion on our current reliance of government.

John Locke is considered the father of Classical Liberalism and for good reason too because that quote above is a sweet and short quick representation of the greatness that is Libertarianism.

Libertarianism is all about the freedom of the individual and our will to drive ourselves to be the best that we can be. Through the foundation of a government that will defend our basic human rights, free people can do anything that they put their mind to as long as their will does not negatively effect or harm another individual. Libertarianism is the perfect combination of freedom, responsibility and tolerance of others.

Libertarians like myself believe that the government should only lay a foundation for the people and its states to reach their potential. Libertarians believe that everyone has the right to decide for themselves what they do with their life without the intervention of government. That would mean our government staying out of our bedrooms, finances, education and much more. Like I said, people should have the right to do what they want to do so long as their choices don’t have a negative impact on others.

To ensure that the American government didn’t get out of control, our Founders instilled lots of these values based off of what is in the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments of the Constitution. More than ever now it seems that America is jumping off the cliff of limited government and landing in the pit that is big government.

It seems now that we have allowed the government to get involved in all aspects of our lives, this leads to a bigger and meaner government that lies, invades and bully’s it’s people around. The Obama Administration is a perfect example of just this.

What are they doing in our Health Care system? What are they doing getting involved in states rights to defend their borders? Why are they raising taxes during a recession? Why are they spending us into an uncontrollable debt? Why are they granting record amounts of welfare? The left and Barack Obama believe that the government knows what’s best but they’re wrong because they do not know best, instead they’re obsessed with power and feel like they can push us around through lying and cheating.

The problem with big government isn’t just on the left but on the right as well. Progressive Republicans think similarly to the left which is what makes Washington so frightening. Washington is overrun with big government dirt bags and it’s destroying this country.

What America needs in Washington are more hard fighting Libertarians like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Gary Johnson. If we had more guys like this in Washington then we could begin slowly turning America back to the mindset that limited government is the way to go. This would benefit Americans in many ways and especially those who want equal rights among all, like those pushing for marriage equality.

I do sense some sort of a Libertarian movement starting to take off but we won’t really know if this movement is the real deal until at least the end of the 2014 midterm Elections and if America can elect some more Libertarians into Congress then the real and exciting test will come in the 2016 Presidential Election. As of right now I’d love to see Rand Paul take the Presidential Oath of Office in 2016, that would be an incredibly positive swing for America but even then it may be too late.

I could go on and on but I am going to stop here for now. Eventually I will be giving my thoughts on the issue of Gay Marriage but what I will quickly say about it now is that Gay Marriage should not be an Amendment to the Constitution but rather should be decided among the local governments and states.