Friday, October 24, 2008

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vote 2008

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Joe Biden: Promises to Keep

I will be voting for Obama and Biden (in case you haven't figured that out from my previous postings!).

I am extremely concerned about dishonest election strategies. Please encourage your local press to keep a sharp eye out for local shenanigans. Report anything you know of to network news and CNN blog sites. DO LET THE VOTE BE STOLEN EVER AGAIN.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Redefining the Constitution

I found it interesting that Governor Palin was willing to continue the practice of expanding the powers of the vice-president beyond those defined in the United States Constitution.

I was under the impression that a belief in the strict interpretation of The Constitution was a criteria of the Republicans for choosing justices to serve on the Supreme Court. Yet Cheney has managed to redefine the role of the Office of Vice-President without recourse to the intentions of the Founding Fathers, the authors of the Constitution of the United States.

Another surprise is the unquestioning acceptance of The Press for this expansion of VP-Power. Now that the new, expanded role of the Vice President is not subject to question and that now that the office is more powerful than was defined by the Founding Fathers, no one will say nay to such expansion of power--so says CNN when reporting on Palin and Biden's responses to the role of the Vice-President during their debate this past week.

Seems like expanding those powers, as would be the case if she is given the agenda of issues to work on as VP which she described during the vice-presidential candidates' debate this past week, would be a progressive interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. I find it interesting that such a progressive interpretation is anathema to the pro-life movement. A strict interpretation of the Constitution is required to support the pro-life claim that the Roe vs Wade decision is actually unconstitutional and should be repealed as such.

Why is no one suprised that this lady who is now the key role model of feminist accomplishment is not pro-choice?

For that matter, why is no one objecting to the politics that will force a seventeen-year-old into a marriage for which neither bride nor groom is mature enough?

Maybe she is not the Conservative that I thought she was.

I will be voting for Obama and Biden.
I am not an Originalist in terms of Constitutional Interpretation.

I believe that our Constitution is a flexible document with meaning that is to be interpreted against the needs of current society. I believe that the strength of our country lies in the value of our heritage that guides us in making ethical, democratic decisions that are held in check by the principles of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, yet allowing us to evolve into a an advanced society of the modern world.

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Change: the Byword of the 2008 Presidential Election

Ever since the motto of "Change" was stated by Obama, McCain has termed himself a maverick and has seemingly co-opted the slogan "Change" for his campaign byword. Which candidate used the word first? What is the meaning of this Word for each candidate? What spin is being spun?

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My Take on the Debate : Palin puts down Biden

Palin displayed charm and grace during the VP debate this past week. Using her best beauty-queen persona and sorority-sister method of disagreeing with another, she charmingly denigrated Biden's comments on the Bush influence on Republican policies, past and future, and proceeded to graciously avoid answering the moderator's question. In the manner described by her spokesperson to CNN who explained Palin's non-responsive answers to many of Couric's question as her method of choosing which questions she will not answer so that--I interpreted her as saying--the discussion doesn't get bogged down in the complexity of answers and possible questions that such complexities would bring to the fore.

Through the entire debate, Palin's beautiful smile almost blinded me to the fact that she did not offer any viable solutions to our nation's problems, nor did she effectively describe McCain's solutions to said problems. She quoted Obama in stating, "Change," but did not describe what the changes would be--nor even what needed to be changed. Her use of sound-bites throughout her responses resonated with the public, who, being familiar with the meaning of each Word, knew exactly what that Word implied.

In closing, I say to you, "Word!"