It's about 1:30 A.M. My one and only patient is safely sleeping with her happy little heart beating at 52 bpm (bp = stable).
So . . . .
I've been on vacation for the past week. My wife and I visited both "in-laws" in Florida. (The weather was wonderful, thank you!). My father and his wife live on the west coast. My wife's mother and step-dad lives on the east side. We enjoyed our "In-Law" vacation.
Conversations were lively at times. Interestingly, conversations with my father tend to be a bit on the "liberal" side when we talk politics. Conversations with my mother-in-law tend to be a bit on the "conservative" side with regards to politics.
In reading posts at good 'ol "allnurses.com" there can be the occasional "political flaming war" over certain subjects.
Now's the time to share to the world your political orientation. (For some of you, it won't be your first time, and that's o.k.!)
Are you a conservative?
Are you a liberal?
Are you somewhere inbetween?
Be nice to each other! No name calling. Respect is key to a fruitful dialogue.
But if this thread should get a little warm . . .
. . . I mean, be nice to each other
May 24, '02
I guess I call my self a "moderate democrat" although I'm really just moderate (registered democrat). By this, I mean that I try to look at both sides of the issue. No . . . I don't think being moderate is being "wishy washy" ! I'm very decisive by nature! I look at life as being more than just black and white. I feel it's important to at explore the MANY sides an issue may present, then make an imformed decision. . . especially with regards to politics. My biggest concern is that political thinking in this country has become TOO "black and white". . . and too "us and them". Our country is too colorful to think just "black and white" (and I'm not talking race issues here). . . too varied in cultures; too varied religious beliefs.
I do have my "principles and values" to guide me, though. "People First" is a value from my christian upbringing as well as my nursing training. This "value" is almost always central in guiding my political decisions. Fiscal responsibility is also important. We can't spend what we don't have! Lately, security . . .national security has been on my mind. All these principles and values (and a few more) play a role in my political decisions.
So . . . I'm a moderate.
Last edit by Ted on May 24, '02