Wednesday, August 23, 2006

People Not Party Leads to Success

I grew up in Fort Lee, New Jersey. It’s a suburb of New York City and it was a wonderful place to grow up.

You could go outside and play with your friends and not have to be worried that a predator was going to grab you. Or that the sky was falling or that you needed to go into a bomb shelter to take cover.

Ah, the good ol’ days.

Time was when you could be blind and just vote down the party line come election day and the world was an OK place no matter how it shook out.

Ah, the good ol’ days.

Is there anyone out there that doesn’t understand that every time Israel is being challenged that OUR democratic way of life is being challenged as well? Does anyone actually remember September 11, 2001 or is it just a footnote on your busy lives?

I was born and raised a Democrat. Hey, if you were Jewish from up North, it’s the way it was. In the rare exception were you a Republican. But as I get older, I find myself joining a new party, Independents for Israel. Mind you, I made this party up, but it is more realistic than being either a Democrat or a Republican.

The Democratic party has NO clue what they are doing. They have no message and horrible leadership. President Bush handed John Kerry the last election and he still couldn’t win. By the way, if anyone knows of “The Plan” that Senator Kerry had, let me and the rest of the world in on that secret.

The final straw for me was when former Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman gets dumped by his party and his friends less than six years after being on the ballot. By the way, I wonder how much money Joe raised for Hillary and all those “great friends” that dumped him. Funny part is when Joe wins re-election, what will all those ship-jumping rats say then when they need his vote or help with a bill?

On the other side of the fence are the Republicans. Boy, there’s a group that I don’t want to be associated with. How does one group of American’s say that the other group won’t protect this country? How does one group basically say if you want values we have them and they have no heart or soul? The Republicans do it every day. On top of which, they have dumped on some of their own that haven’t agreed with President Bush on “The War.” Just sad.

So with that being said, I like being an Independent for Israel. I vote for people and also support numerous others that are fighting for Israel rights, which in my mind is our democratic right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (Wouldn’t it be great if the world was that easy?)

We are at a major crossroads in our lives and I am terrified to say most people don’t even realize how serious it is. If it were up to the Radical Islamic folks, our way of live WOULDN’T EXSIST.

Read that sentence again. Think about it. It’s a fact of life. Don’t believe me? Go see the top stories on the news every night. Well, unless some guy gets in trouble in Singapore and confesses to a 10-year-old murder he didn’t commit so he could get his ass home.

Now explain to me what is more important – women’s rights or the fact that they want to wipe us off the face of the earth? If they succeed, we won’t need to worry about women’s rights, because there won’t be any rights to protect.

I have two young daughters and trust me, I struggle with the women’s rights issues. But I would love to see them grow up to be women so that they can fight for their rights. Odds are if that happens, then somewhere, somehow the Independents for Israel have grown and succeeded.

And just maybe when that happens, the two parties will stop acting like a bunch of children and deal with what really matters; the opportunity to keep debating and fighting issues for the people in a democracy. That is how and why our forefathers came here in the first place isn’t it?

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