Friday, March 5, 2010

One Question Friday

Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.

It is my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

I know, I know you’re not supposed to talk religion or politics at a party. But I’ve never been one to abide by those rules. Since that’s the case, I want to know—

Democrat or Republican?

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  1. Neither. I'm so not into politics and there are things I agree with and disagree with on both sides. I pray for our country's leaders...the rest is pretty much over my head.

  2. Republican. I'm a very concervative person in all things in my life. :)

  3. Conservative. Which most often means Republican, though I don't claim a party.

    All the donkeys sure are adorable, though. :)

  4. Republican, if I have to choose, but above all, a Christian who prays for our country. I'm thankful that God orders our steps and is in control.
    Happy weekend,

  5. I think I'm somewhere in the middle.....
    Love love love these pictures. Have a great weekend. Sarah

  6. Registered Republican, but wish more elected officials would remember what that is supposed to stand for.... :O)

  7. Democrat. But like Katie- I pray for whoever leads our country.


  8. Liberatarian by ideology, but registered Republican since I lean toward conservative in so many issues. Issues like abortion and government size are better positioned on the Republican side.

  9. Republican. That first picture jarred me a little bit!! You know, I'm the first generation in my family to not own a donkey? My family comes from an island in the medeteranian. I'm also one generation removed from sitting on rocks as furniture. My husband loves to point this out. ;)

  10. Independent. :p I lean closer to what the Republican party represents due to my belief system. :)

  11. Independent here too. I'll follow a specific issue or even a person who I believe will represent my pov...but I won't be tied to a party.

  12. Sigh. My great-uncle was the Governor of Texas when I was in college. A lame duck tied to political scandal. My in-laws live in Bush dove-hunting country.

    Like those doves, I hover in dangerous territory.

    Your blog is absolutely amazing.

  13. I vote my religious beliefs but support neither party. I'm distrustful of politicians in general! Cute pics!

  14. I'd prefer to be libertarian but I'm registered Republican since the issues in that party are closer to what I believe than in the Democratic one.
    What are you?

  15. Republican. Why? When I registered as one, they were more conservative. That seems to be changing. Is there a Jesus Party?

  16. Oh wow, Wendy! You're jumping right in there today, aren't you? :-)

    I'd say moderate Republican or somewhere in the middle. Truthfully, I prefer to vote for whichever party will keep a balance of power. It seems like if one side or the other has control, they spend all the money that we don't have (and as an accountant, that sets me off in heart attack mode). :-)

  17. Hmm... my voting record says republican. But really I'm more independent than anything else.

  18. Ditto to Kristen. I don't vote a straight ticket, though.

    While abortion isn't an absolute litmus test for the candidates I vote for, I've yet to find a candidate who supports abortion and also supports the other matters important to me. In the end, abortion does seem to provide a benchmark of where the candidate will go—and where this country is going.

  19. Well, I'm not a Democrat or Republican. I used to say Republican, because I'm conservative. But over the years (and definitely now) I find the Republican party has shifted to the left (or should I say middle?) and now they support/believe things that I'm still not comfortable with. So I'd say, now, that I'm more a Libertarian.

    I believe in the American Dream, capitalism, and God. I believe I know best what's best for my family and myself.

    Kewl new plan!

  20. Republican, yet will vote for a prolife Democrat because I am also an educator. Couldn't we just have support for small business, education, art, and family all in one?

  21. Fiscally conservative, socially liberal. I voted Republican in our most recent primary because I agree with our current govenors stance on things and with how he has run my state (Texas). I am a teacher, which generally tends to put me on the democratic side of things, but he has done such a great job. I've only been eligible for the past 8 years, so I haven't voted for much, but it was my first time checking "republican"!

  22. Wendy:
    I worked in state government (Democratic) when I was in college. Along in the 1980's I noticed things I couldn't agree with. The first time I split my ticket at the polls, I thought the earth would open and suck me in. I still consider myself Independent. But I really don't care for the style of the politicians.

  23. I honestly don't classify myself with either. I hone beliefs from both parties. If there was a party of God, I'd be with Him. Just saying. Politics is not my thing.

  24. Wendy, I wrote a long post last week and I lost it all. I'm just now getting around to re-writing it. Here are some of my views, although they are not very popular.

    Republican or Democrat?

    Both Republicans and Democrats have items in their agenda that they can claim are biblical and right.

    Republicans profess fiscal conservatism and tend to be pro-life (although some leading Republicans have been for abortion).

    Democrats show more concern for the downtrodden and decry the rift between the haves and have-nots. That is certainly a concern of God as revealed in the OT prophets.

    So, both parties can claim some biblical orientation, and both can point at inconsistencies in the other. At the same time, both parties agree on policies that are horribly destructive, such as the debt-based system our country is on with the Federal Reserve. Most of our congressmen and presidents are well aware that we did not have significant debt or a personal income tax until 1913. Yet, only one leading Republican and one leading Democrat are trying to get us out of this devastatingly horrible system.

    Also, under both Republican and Democratic administrations and congresses we pay for abortions through money given to Planned Parenthood. No matter how much the Republicans rail against the Democrats about this, they never change the system when they have the power.

    Our Founding Fathers opposed the two party system because it was so easily manipulated by business interests and the two party system could so easily manipulate the people. What choices do we have when we vote? If we generally favor Repub or Demo principles, and vote for our party, we are still going to get stuck with more debt, high taxes, and abortion. What kind of an option is that?

    As you can probably tell, I tend to vote for 3rd party candidates.


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