Dichotomy of the American Ethos: A Very Simple Guide to Voting in November 2012


After all of the politicking and pomp that accompanies the months before election time, many of us tire of the incessant finger-pointing and smearing between Presidential Candidates—in 2012 it is Obama and Romney but we all expect to see in each election cycle a certain level of pandering to constituents from both political parties.

I often find myself wanting to contribute to the malaise, but recently it has been too much to bear.

However, in order to offer something to digest on ‘youropinionmatters.me’ I have boiled down the entire political debate to two distinct choices. The American People will need to spend some time thinking about which direction they want the great USA to go, and the choice is as clear as the following:

  1.  Vote for the Greater Good, which relies on an ever expanding welfare state with no predetermined limit that is eventually destined to collapse and/or burden future generations with un-serviceable debt.
  2. Vote for the American Dream, which relies on individual perseverance, resolve, hard-work, and personal responsibility.

While the two are not mutually exclusive, there has never been a starker contrast for the American People. It is up to us. What is your opinion?


p.s. I give readers more credit than to select a third choice: to not vote at all–whether it be because of indifference or frustration.


Condoleezza Rice: To VP, or Not to VP?

For any of you who missed Friday’s reporting of the Romney VP whisperings, Condoleezza Rice, the former Secretary of State under the Bush Administration, could potentially be at the front of the pack. We can all imagine how exhausting, yet important, the VP Candidate vetting process is for the Romney Campaign. Even before Romney reaches out to discuss moving to our Nation’s Capital for the next four years in the very first conversation with a potential VP Candidate, the team will have spent countless hours debating, analyzing and postulating reaction to all different kinds of politicians–from the well established politician to the freshly minted Tea Party favorites.


The Vice President of the United States is an unusual, often times even undesired, political position. You are second in command to the greatest Super Power in the World, but you have little control over the administration’s (which by the way carries your name) direction in the event that you and your boss differ on any particular policy. And from the other perspective, you are responsible for standing behind the administration–and specifically the President’s politics–for better or worse. Continue reading

Fast and Furious – unabashed arrogance puts Obama in a tight spot; but is it better than the alternative for POTUS?

For those readers who watch MSNBC, NBC, CBS, or CNN, you may not be familiar with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, in addition to countless others, by weapons provided directly from the U.S. Government (specifically the ATF–“Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms”) to Mexican drug cartels and other vagrants. The operation, coined internally by the U.S. Government as operation “Fast and Furious”, was presumably orchestrated in border States like Arizona and Texas to facilitate crime scenes where murder weapons would be traced to U.S. firearms salesmen thereby providing the Obama Administration fabricated evidence that Americans’ coveted 2nd Amendment rights (the right to bear arms) to be indirectly responsible for Mexican drug cartel and other U.S./Mexico Border related violence.

Obama is in a tight spot because….. Continue reading

Beat the Deficit – Tax The Rich versus Cutting Spending: You Decide

The debate in Washington taking place behind closed doors, in the supercomittee, is one that all Americans should be part of. What happened to Obama’s promise for transparency? Instead of the debate regarding whether to cut spending, raise taxes or impose both on the American People taking place in the open forum called Congress, Congress chose this summer to shirk their responsibilities by agreeing to a short term funding of the National Budget in lieu of ordering (possibly politically destructive) spending cuts.

Congress decided to leave the planning to a ‘supercomittee’. A group of representatives of Republicans and Democrats, etc. are debating behind closed doors the future of US fiscal policy. What a sham.

The House and Senate were elected by the People as representatives. For representatives to elect representatives to do the tough decision making behind closed doors is a blatant disregard for Congress’ responsibilities. These Congressmen and Congresswomen absconded the tough job of cutting programs—many with humanitarian causes, by putting the responsibility on the supercomittee allowing them to be dissatisfied and to comment without taking any responsibility for the outcome. When will our elected officials do what is right for America and make tough decisions without regard for their political survival? What happened to honor, patriotism, and knowing and doing what is right: holding Country over Personal Agenda? Continue reading

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