SuzyK made an interesting point in another thread recently....l THINK it was a WAR/TERRORISM topic.....However, there are so many threads in this forum my head is spinning. SOOOO....thought l would start another one
Suzy, you were lamenting that you feel nearly alone in supporting some of your political views etc. Don't remember exactly how you put it, but implying conservatives are maybe less outspoken? Maybe they save it for talk radio...LOL! l am kind of curious about this too. And wondering about others thoughts on this.
l believe there are numerous ppl who hold a philosophy that is conservative/independant/right of center....but are not outspoken. l call them closet conservatives....and this is a phenomena that leaves me wondering...why??? l have gotten severaly pm's from ppl who agreed with a point l made, but never felt comfortable being outspoken about it in the public forum.
As for myself, l just get tired of repeating the same things over and over, hearing the same debates over and over....and l totally loose track of what was said on which thread about which topic. l receive a lot of good info via e-mail, pretty much conservative agenda, but l don't totally trust institutions with agendas, neither left nor right, so l don't tend to quote or post these, it is really irritating to me when the press is taken as gospel. l do believe that sadly, war is the only effective way to deal with S. H....but l don't "want" war. l do believe that some..(NOT ALL) anti-war is really anti-Bush sentiment self rightiously disguised......
l am not ashamed to admit l am Christain and relatively conservative.....but most like me know that this conjures images of JImmy Swaggert and Tammy Faye for many....Suzy, you were talking about being Catholic yet pro-life.....l too hold many views that are in opposition to the Christain right.........but personally, l think there are many like me who just get tired of feeling like they must defend and explain themselves so it gets easier to just not bother.
l have many friends who will never ever squeeze into a conservative mold, nor do l want them to.....we debate respectfully and do a lot of good natured ribbing and and barbing.
ln fact, l am married to one of them.....and l save my best stuff for him:chuckle
So, my rambling is over...l dunno, maybe it's time to ask for a ciggarett and a blindfold.....thanks for listening..........LR