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Primary party declaration isn't easyPosted Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 2:38 PM
I spent the morning of the primary election the same as every year, contemplating a party declaration.
While most people say they sit on the right or the left, I generally just sit in the middle of the road waiting to hear what I feel is the right answer.
When it comes to party declaration, I feel like a little kid confused about what is right while mommy and daddy are fighting.
As a matter of fact, I feel sorry for these politicians as they are forced to tell their view on every single policy ever discussed.
Gun control? I have never even touched a gun, or been put into the situation where I need to make that decision.
Budgets? It's not a secret math is not a journalist's strong suit. Some months I can't control my small budget, let alone an entire city/state/country's budget.
Nuclear missiles? How about none. Ever. Is that logical? I haven't the slightest idea.
War? Maybe there is a time and a place, but my emotions as we sent men and women overseas away from their growing families would override any logical senses.
I've heard jokes that a woman should not be president because her feelings would come before logic. It may not be true in all cases, but I'm a firm believer in peaceful resolution and loving the people around us.
It's unfortunate that time has taught us these two are not enough to make our world a safe place.
I feel strongly about some topics, and sometimes I may share my thoughts with friends or the community. But, I don't think I could stand by as my opinions are scrutinized by an entire nation, or even the world in some circumstances.
My skin just isn't thick enough for the cruel things people have to say about what they are passionate about.
I've been accused of being a Democrat or a Republican through my opinions, but the truth is I don't feel like I could follow a specific set of policy issues set by our forefathers.
Sometimes, I do feel like it's an accusation. People who barely know me say "Well, you're just a Democrat. You would think that," or something of the sort.
When in truth, I just follow my own set of ideals. If a politician talks about something I am truly passionate about, that will be who I vote for come election time.
I don't care if you're a Democrat, Republican, Tea Partier or still identify with some ancient political party.
I have my own set of morals I intend to follow, and not some list I can look up on Google.
Sabrina is a staff writer for the Greene County Daily World. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 847-4487.
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