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GROW YOUR OWN POLITICAL VIEW!

ARE YOU LIKE AT LEAST 4O% of AMERICANS WHO STILL DON’T KNOW WHO TO VOTE FOR THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ? ARE YOU WAITING FOR SOME MORE ADS, INTERVIEWS,  “LIKEABILITY POLLS”, OR THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES?

YOUR POLITICAL VIEWPOINTS ARE IMPORTANT. AMERICANS ARE ABLE TO REASON & VOTE AS A GIFT FOM GOD! MANY AMERICANS ARE BAFFLED ABOUT AMERICA’S POLITICAL SYSTEM. WE ASK,” WHO IS TRUTHFUL ABOUT THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF AMERICA? WHO HAS THE BEST FOREIGN POLICY PLAN? WHO HAS THE BEST TAX PLAN & HEALTH CARE PLAN?”

LET’S STEP BACK FROM MEDIA, CONSTANTLY CHANGING “POLLING NUMBERS”,  ATTACK ADS,  SO WE CAN THINK ABOUT WHAT WE VALUE.

I WANT TO MAKE MY OWN CHOICE . NONE OF US WANTS TO FEEL CONTROLLED BY EXTERIOR STATIC, BUT BY INTERIOR PERSONAL TRUTH!

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES INFLUENCE VOTERS! HOWEVER, MY CHALLENGE TO YOU TO KNOW THE BASIS OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE BEFORE YOU WATCH THE DEBATES. THEN, THE DEBATES DO WHAT THEY WERE DESIGNED TO DO- HELP YOU CONFIRM YOUR OPINION. THE STRENGTH OF KNOWING YOUR OWN BEDROCK OF BELIEF (ON ANY ISSUE!) IS EMPOWERING! YOU ‘LL HAVE A THOROUGH IDEA OF WHAT YOU VALUE -POLITICALLY-BASED ON WHO YOU ARE.

QUESTIONS TO GROW ON AS WE FORMULATE OUR OWN POLITICAL VIEWPOINT!

(ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS FORM WHAT’S CALLED A “PLANK ” OF A POLITICAL PARTY. THESE QUESTIONS ARE SIMPLY TO HELP YOU SOLIDIFY YOUR VIEWS.)

SOCIAL/ MORAL POLICY

  1. HOW DO YOU DEFINE ‘”MARRIAGE”?
  2. HOW DOES THE ISSUE OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BECOME A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE, IN YOUR OPINION?
  3. WHAT IS YOUR VIEW ON ABORTION?
  4. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT A POSSIBLE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT COULD CAUSE SOME RELIGIOUS INDIVIDALS TO “GO AGAINST CONSCIENCE”?
  5. WILL THE PRESIDENT’S HEALTHCARE PLAN SOLVE THE ISSUE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE OR COULD THERE BE ANOTHER WAY FOR PEOPLE TO GET HELP? 

II. ECONOMIC POLICY

  1. DO YOU BELIEVE RAISING TAXES IS GOOD OR BAD-DURING THIS TIME?
  2. DO YOU BELIEVE OUR ECONOMY WILL EXERIENCE GROWTH OR RECESSION IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS?
  3. DO YOU HAVE A STRONG VIEW ON “CLASS WARFARE”? HOW CAN IT BE SOLVED? 

 

III. HEALTH CARE POLICY

  1. ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THE CURRENT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?
  2. DO YOU FEEL LIKE A EUROPEAN-MODEL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM WILL WORK BETTER FOR THE U.S?
  3. WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS THE BEST WAY TO PAY FOR THIS?

IV. FOREIGN POLICY

  1. HOW SHOULD YOUR AMERICA BE VIEWED BY THE WORLD?
  2. HOW SHOULD WE DEAL WITH IRAN & OTHER NATIONS THAT APPEAR TO BE PREPARING TO HAVE NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES?
  3. HOW DO WE HANDLE THE ANIMOSITY MUCH OF THE WORLD HAS AGAINST THE U.S.?
  4. WHEN (AND HOW) TO WE GET OUT OF AFGHANSTAN AND IRAQ?

 

 AROUND THE DINNER TABLE AT HOME COFFEEPOT AT WORK- THESE QUESTIONS GET CONVERSATIONS STARTED.  I WORKED ON CAMPAIGNS (AS A VOLUNTEER) FOR BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES.  IT  WAS ALWAYS INTRIGUED TO ALL OF US HOW MANY PEOPLE VOTED AND THE PERCENTAGES THAT CAN DECIDE A RACE. MY HOPE IS THAT THIS CAN HELP YOU (& YOUR FAMILY) TO THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT THESE NEXT YEARS. WE CAN ONLY FORMULATE A PERSONAL POLITCAL VIEWS WHEN WE HAVE FACTS FROM BOTH SIDES OF ISSUES.

  • PRINT THIS OUT 
  • WRITE DOWN SOME OF YOUR VALUES , BELIEFS, & IDEAS.
  • DISCUSS THESE WITH YOUR FAMILY AS THEY GROW UP IN A POLITICAL WORLD WITH A VARIETY OF VIEWPOINTS OVER AMERICA’S FUTURE! 

THANKING GOD WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE WE CAN CHOOSE OUR LEADERSHIP,

TRISTIE FISHER 

SEPTEMBER, 2012