Sunday, April 01, 2007

I Believe

Last week Karl and Dave wrote some nice posts about things they believe in.

I've stated in the past that I don't use my blog as a political or religious platform because those types of issues are my business, and I like to keep them that way. And besides, no matter what you write along those lines, 1/2 of the people are going to disagree with you anyway.

HOWEVER - in this case, since everyone seems to be spilling their belief buckets all over their blogs, I thought I'd jump in and share a few of my general beliefs along these lines as well.

For instance...

I believe that our environment is NOT a political issue. I can't believe that some people actually debate whether or not it can be proven that people are causing global warming. My question to that is... What possible difference does it make!??? How can someone argue that it's a bad idea to protect the environment? I believe it's still a good idea to reduce emissions as much as possible and eliminate our dependency on foreign oil with other earth-friendly sources such as wind and solar energy no matter what side of the aisle you vote on.

I believe our current educational model is severely outdated. Schools today are using a system that was developed over 50 years ago, decades before tools such as compact scientific calculators and computers were even invented. I believe students should be taught how to
use our current technology to most effectively retrieve information and apply it, rather than how much they can stuff into their brains through memorization.

I believe that as long as our current political system is the fundamental engine responsible for health care reform - we will never see a day when all children, women and men have unrestricted access to health care. Never.

I believe our electoral process is a joke. The way it is set up now, the only choices we end up with on voting day are just the richest candidates in only two major parties. There is literally NO chance that the most qualified candidate will ever end up President unless he winds up in one of these two spots - which hasn't happened in my lifetime.

I believe pedophiles should be castrated - particularly repeat level 3 and sexually violent predators.

I believe that there should not be any distinction over what race a person is. I think it is ridiculous that some applications and forms still have checkboxes on them and some institutions still make decisions based on what percentage of a race a person may be. It is my hope that one day all "labels" will be eliminated and we can simply call each other by our names instead of our ancestry.

And finally, I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way...

What? Whitney already took that one?

Wow. I believe Whitney Houston at least got something right!


Anonymous said...

I beleive Space Aliens are stealing my luggage....yep stole it from Steve Martin.
Love your blog.

Anonymous said...

I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows.

Anonymous said...

I believe that thirty pages of lawyers in our phone book are too many. I went to Menards yesterday and asked why they had not thrown some deicer out. I was told that they could get sewed if they did anything to eliminate the ice and someone fell. Does that make sense?

yoo hoo said...

I believe that I have nothing to contribute right now.

Mom Thumb said...

I totally agree with all of that. Except my plan for pedophiles is much longer, more detailed, and infinitely more painful for a much longer period of time.

Anonymous said...

I believe you're a very smart man and I wish more people in this country were very smart men. Except for the women. I believe the women should be very smart women.

Mooselet said...

I believe that you and I believe the same thing about the environment and how some can use the "global weather cycle" argument to continue to foul the planet.

I also believe pedophiles should be castrated... with a dirty large knife and without painkillers or antibiotics.

I believe I will continue reading your blog.

Ashley Lasbury said...

Amen to that.

wayabetty said...

Amen to castrating the pedophiles, that's exactly what I told my hubbie the other week and we agree wholeheartedly!

And Amen to no distinction between races.

You are very wise my friend.