Let the Political Blogs Begin

I am a self-admitting know-nothinger when it comes to local politics, but that is changing.  I vote every election, generally down party lines, and sometimes if I am really into it, I get a cheat-sheet from my hubby.  I know my national-level issues, but the names of judges and commissioners and all that kinds of thing are just not things I know a whole lot about.  I am going to change that this November.  So if you live in the FM area, stay tuned and then you also can vote informed.  Informed by me, and what could be better.

Where do I stand politically?  I am a fundamentalist.  Why?  Because I don’t want the government into all my business.  I don’t want welfare and all that goes along with it to be a free ride for people who don’t want to work.  I don’t want government making an attempt to legalize things I find morally wrong.  Now before those on the left want to label me one of those nice things us right-wing hack jobs wackos get labeled, hear me out.  I am disappointed in the conservatives in politics as well.  I am most disappointed by the lack of doing from churches these days.  If you talk it, walk it.  I try daily to be what the government tries to be, but with my own convictions.  We do work with kids who need extra mom and dad support (foster care), we do support those in need when we hear of someone and feel convicted to help, we work our butts off to support our own family,  we teach our children to love others, work hard and contribute to society in a positive way, we don’t shun those who’s values are different from ours, we would adopt a baby in a heartbeat if it meant saving a life.   If we look like what the left has labeled us as being, we are no different.  So that is my personal stand on things.  If people loved and cared more and judged less, ahhhhhhhh, good things would happen.  That goes for both sides.  I think it is similar to Vikings/Packers fans.  You are never going to change anyone’s decisions, we all need to learn to get along.  Oh, that is all a bunch of crap.  We will never all get along when it comes to football.

My first unanswered question was this:  Who is governor if Hoeven wins the senate seat race?  Answer: If Hoeven wins the Senate race, Lt. Gov. Jack Dalrymple will succeed him as governor, and a new lieutenant governor will be appointed.

My second question was about measure oneThis is how it will look on the ballot. I don’t know what this even means and I am trying hard not to slip back into my “who gives a flying rip” attitude.  This is why I don’t educate myself on these things, I don’t care what you do with oil money.  I am not money driven – I am relationship driven, so if it was about what to do with co-workers who drive you nuts (not that I have any, really I dont) I would sit up and take notice.  I will educate myself, none-the-less, and get back to you, my devoted readers, on this one.

My third question is about measure twoThis is how it will look on the ballot.  If I read this one right, it means that I can get in big trouble if I go shoot someone’s pet tiger if it is in a cage or released from a cage.  Dang it all, now how am I going to get that alligator purse I want?  I don’t even understand why this is an issue.  As a kid, someone shot our two dogs because they were chasing deer.  Really people, do you know what that did to us sweet little puppy-loving kids???  I guess if we lived in ND at the time, and that time was after this ballet passed, they could get in big trouble.  Or is a puppy not one of the certain captive game?  And since they didn’t pay a fee, it didn’t matter.  The more I talk about this, the more I think I understand what it means – is this outlawing game farms??  Like I can’t raise pheasants and them charge someone to come “hunt” them on my land after I release them?  Who decides what the certain animals are?  I would like to make that call.  I would outlaw dog shooting.  I am pretty sure shooting people is against the law but people still do it.  Man, this is messed up.  PITA  (seriously, that is what I thought it was till I googled it and came up with all kinds of pocket bread ideas)  ok, PETA must love this measure.  I am not sure what I think yet. 

That is about as much political chat as I can handle in one day…next time, I will try to have better answers for all of us.

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