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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Labels Are For Fools - Courier Times October 2, 2006

It's been said that liberals are defined by the irrational hope that differences between people can be made to disappear and conservatives by the irrational hope that different people can be made to disappear. The terms "liberal" and "conservative", as they're used today, are more indicative of one political gang (or the other) jumping on what's happening at the moment and cashing in on it. The real debates of substance are between principled liberals and authentic conservatives.
A brief history of the United States began with conservatives fleeing their homelands to create an environment of freedom that allows people to live as they wish. We were then made better by liberals who fought for civil rights which was, in turn, kept that way by conservatives. Certainly, it's difficult to get too worked up over labels since they don't mean much anymore. They have outlived their useful purpose and now serve more to divide and confuse.
There are some key issues that will require courage to address. One is to fund public education with money from all taxpayers and not just from property owners. Another is to resolve the medical malpractice crisis so that Pennsylvania's patients will have as much access to quality medical care as those who live in states that attract rather than drive doctors away. Defensive medicine, too, gets rather expensive. Doctors need to be allowed to spend more time treating patients and less time trying to avoid frivolous lawsuits.
One of the most fraudulent issues of all time has to be embryonic stem cells. In theory, embryonic stem cells begin life with a "clean slate" that can be engineered into life-saving forms. Umbilical and adult stem cells are already in the desired form which is why that's where the research (and promise) is. Just ask a scientist rather than some politicians who are pandering to our fears and false hopes.
Finally, we get to the war against those who wish to kill us on the basis of our desire to live as human beings. Many are simply trying to pass their political cowardice off for dissenting bravery. Sorry, but the WMD's (or Wimps of Mass Delusion) are right here at home. The Iraq War is the defining issue of today and is a crucial part of the larger puzzle. All we ever want as Americans is to be left alone.
The real question is "What can I do?". Our system of government is near perfect as long as the most important element, us, does our part. Voting is much more important than who we vote for. The primary task is for us to outnumber the entrenched parasitic special interest groups at the polls on Election Day. The real leadership is within and demonstrated with our own votes. Take a closer look and you'll find some exceptional people in public service. Ignoring it ensures that the wrong person wins.
In summary - labels are for fools.

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