I’ve been lucky enough to gain front-page posting privileges, here at “PeachPundit”, and while you may expect me to use this opportunity to indoctrinate you with certain liberal politics and philosophies, I won’t because I’m not your typical Democrat.
I won’t tell you that we need universal health care, but I will tell you that something needs to be done about the rising costs of healthcare in America.
I won’t tell you that we need to withdraw from Iraq immediately, but I will tell you that we need to take a look at empowering the Iraqis to run their own country so that our troops can come home as soon as possible.
In the spirit of Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson, a Democrat, I believe in a strong national defense.
I won’t tell you that affirmative action is a good government program because I think it has problems that need to be addressed.
I won’t tell you that I’m for raising taxes because the first vote I ever cast was against a sales tax increase in the 2002 SPLOST referendum for the Fulton County School System.
I won’t tell you that I believe that government is the solution to all of our problems because from my personal experience, nine times out of ten, government causes a lot of the problems in the first place; but I will tell you that government can be a vehicle for change and progress if used effectively and efficiently.
Gay marriage, I’m against it. Abortion, well, I myself am a product of a woman not having an abortion (I’m adopted), so I’m of the belief that there are other alternatives to abortions and that women should explore those alternatives before they commit to aborting an innocent baby. Although, if, at the end of the day, after exploring the alternatives to having an abortion, the lady still wants to have one, I’m not going to stand in her way.
That’s her choice and she’s going to have to live with it.
In short, I’m not your typical Democrat, but a Democrat nonetheless, and while members of my own party might accuse me of giving Republicans some “bi-partisan cover”, I’m used to it, and they should know by now from my postings at “Georgia Unfiltered” that I’m not one to tow the party line because Democrats aren’t always right and Republicans aren’t always wrong.
Both parties have their good days and their bad days, so here’s to a good and lively (but civil) debate and discussion between Georgia Democrats and Georgia Republicans here on Peach Pundit.