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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Problem with Villification

I have a theory about politicians. It may sound a tad naive, but it keeps me sane in these days of rampant socialism and government overspending. My theory is that everyone who gets into the political arena does so for altruistic reasons. People may have different ideas of what that altruism may entail, but they all want to help make the world a better place.

If I'm right about this, it means that I've engaged in quite a bit of hyperbole as a blogger. After all, I use the odd bit of ad hominem now and again. I'm a traditionalist, so I see any attack of the Judeo-Christian moral code as an act of evil. Indeed, deviance from traditional ethics has done incredible damage to countless people, ruining and even taking many lives. Still, those who preach acceptance of amoral lifestyle choices don't do so to harm people. They truly think that doing as they plead will help, not harm, society. It just so happens that they're wrong. A 46% illegitimacy rate and a skyrocketing HIV infection rate make that perfectly clear to anyone with eyes to see.

I don't believe that Barack Obama is out to destroy America. He wants to help. I just disagree with his plans for doing so. I am really very curious about how much the intimate details a president receives about things like terrorism, the economy, and foreign relations will affect his policy positions. I notice he's already toning down some of his campaign promises. It's amazing how quickly reality bites politicians in the backside after an election is won. When I hear him speak, I can't help but believe that he's sincere. I hope he really is willing to consider all sides, even the conservative one. Who knows? Maybe he'll grow enough in office to become a true moderate. Maybe his daily briefings will convince him that socialism is not the answer to a depressed economy. I hope, for all our sakes, that we were wrong about him, myself and all of the other conservative voices in the crowd.

He's our president, for better or for worse. I always wish the best for America, no matter who's at the helm.

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