LIFE: It's coming right AT me. And the laundry never STOPS.
Hello Belinda! You're one of the best natural writers around--read your first sentenceI keep on struggling with all the issues involved, and how too many things have become interconnectedFor a very long time I have felt disconnected from the Democrats; I have voted Republican on more than one occassion--reallyBut today I feel a certain pride in the Democratic party for finally doing something
Because I've always been an unabashed environmentalist, I've had a tendency to vote Democrat at least part of the time. What's interesting, is that up until, oh, a decade ago, I found that liberals also irritated the snot out of me. Particularly the "no one is to blame," entitlement sort of attitude possessed by some.But ever since Reagan, I've slid farther to the Left. So much so that I now find myself with the peculiar "liberal" label. Reagan's reign marked the beginning of the party's slide into ultra-fundamentalist Christian control.In the last election, my father-in-law, a life-long fiscal conservative voted for Kerry. He is sickened by what has happened to his party: The war mongering and xenophobia; the blatant corruption; the hubris of an Administration that seems driven by "an anything at all costs" mentality.I share his revulsion and sometimes, I fear for my country.