I'm really trying to get to the bottom of my feelings in regard to the presidential election. I have posted a question or two on Facebook and have received some really good answers from friends.
One friend sent me a couple of links to figure out where I stand politically. You take a quiz, and it sorts you out. I think I prefer this quiz, though.
I have to say I answered about five questions and was baffled by the stupidity of the questions on the first quiz...
"Some people should not be allowed to reproduce."
What? Who should get to decide that one? Yikes! I'm sure I'd be on LOTS of peoples lists.
"Access to healthcare is a right."
"Government should do something about the increasing violence in video games."
I just don't get this quiz. I guess I figure if people are governing themselves responsibly, we shouldn't need government to do all of this for us. For example, why do we need someone to step in and regulate pollution? Umm...because we're too careless or it's not a high enough priority for us as individuals or we are selfish or....The list could go on and on and on. Really, though, when it comes right down to it, if we were truly responsible people and cared for others as well as ourselves, wouldn't this be taken care of?
If I feel violent video games are bad, shouldn't I take some responsibility over what I can control in that area of my life? If I don't like them, then maybe I should stay away from them.
I don't know. I guess I just felt most of these questions exist as a result of people acting irresponsibly. Maybe I'm simplifying this far too much, but if me or my company is dumping disgusting stuff into a river, wouldn't I know that that's not good for anyone and find a way to stop doing it and find another way to do what I need to without causing so much damage?
I'm having a hard time getting to the end of the first quiz. It's making me crazy. Why would anyone want to be president? If these are the kinds of things they're dealing with, then it just sounds like glorified babysitting. No thank you!