Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ford vs. Chevy

Although we usually argue politics, I mentioned earlier that sometimes we may argue other topics. Our newest topic to argue is Chevrolet versus Ford Trucks. In the south maybe more than anywhere else, the brand of the truck you drive is more important than the year, model, or size of your truck. Some people don't care about the brand of truck they buy, but this is about those who do care. This is for those who when thinking about buying a truck, never even consider any other brand except the one the grew up wanting and dreaming about buying. That passion and desire is why arguments become note worthy. I am a Chevy man, and I have always been a Chevy man since I was little. I am not sure if it was because my father drove a Chevy all his life, which I do believe had some influence, or if it is because my uncle drove a ford all his life and we constantly helping him out when his truck broke down. Chevy are built for longevity, so if you are buying to look good in a truck then Chevy is not your truck. Chevy is toughness, durability, and strength, so those buying a truck and don't expect to use it, buy a ford. Chevy trucks, although they may not look stylish, are a truck man's truck. For those who are struggling on which truck brand they want, I only have one question, "What are you buying the truck for looks or usage?"

FORD which stands for: Fixed Or Repaired Daily

Friday, September 08, 2006

Marriage Republican:

Marriage: The legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife. Approximately nine years ago, President Clinton signed the defense of marriage act that which defined the above for purposes of federal law.

It overwhelmingly passed in both the House and the Senate.

As of today, 39 other states have also expressed their interest in protecting the institute that is marriage by creating there own laws and codes. One example is California, a largely democratic state, who has the ‘California family code’. This code, which was once again overwhelmingly approved by California voters, defines marriage as “the union of a man and woman”.

Now, some people are attacking one of the most fundamental institutions of civilization, marriage. It is the most enduring human institution; it is encouraged and honored across all borders, be it social, cultural, religious, or economical.
I believe that the union of a male and a female is one that is special and should be protected. Centuries have proved that the commitment of marriage promotes the overall stability of a strong society.

Marriage always has been, and I believe always should be the unity of a man and a woman, it is a special bond that has stood the test of time.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Gay Marriage - Democrat Part 1

Why is it WRONG? Where in the Constitution does it say gay marriage hurts the sanctity of marriage? What about divorce? In every study done on a society before and after gay marriage was implemented, in all cases the societies heterosexual marriages increased and divorce rate decreased. So how does two men or two women getting married affect your marriage? Will they make you stop loving your wife? Will they make you get a divorce? What about drive thru marriages in Las Vegas? Religion should be separate from government, yet anytime gay marriage is discussed it usually ends with a religious complaint. Individuals against gay marriage also say, “It isn’t natural!” That is the same thing people said 40 years ago about integration. To give one person rights and not another based on sexuality is unconstitutional. All men are created equal not all men married to women.

Monday, August 21, 2006

School Vouchers - Republican


On the topic of School Vouchers, no one political party is 100% in favor or against the issue. School Vouchers have been a sore subject within the main political parties and has seen resurgence during the Bush administration and their Education program…

The United States highest court has ruled that school voucher programs are in fact constitutional as long as they provide the parental / guardian(s) a choice between religious and secular schools. In fact, the Supreme Court endorsed an inner city pilot program that has been in operation for the last 6 years. The vouchers provide the parent(s) / guardian(s) the choice to opt out of one of the worst-rated public school systems within the United States (Cleveland).

However, in Florida, a circuit judge has ruled that the state constitution forbids the use of tax monies to send a child to a private religious school.

This being said, I agree with my esteemed democratic friend. That's right, mark this date on your calendar. After all, if the public education system would get its act together, would we even be questioning the need for school vouchers? At what point did it become our children’s fault that the public education system is failing? The fault falls on the backs of those of the school boards, those of the city councils and those of the parents.

Tax dollars are already being spent for programs like Head Start. The problem is with the parents and guardians of the children. They don't take advantage of the publicly sponsored programs, yet they feel they are owed the rite to send their kids to private school. Its all about what I can get for nothing. A prime example is that of Mike Stachowiak of Nanticoke, PA. who said that "The vouchers wouldn't cover the entire cost of the private school," It all depends on how much more I would have to dish out and why its not covered."
Are you kidding me?!?! I rest my case.

In the event that School Vouchers do go into affect nation wide, the private institution MUST retain the right to accept or deny any prospective student due to any reason and without having to give an explanation.

Who knows, maybe it's the Mad Cow disease that I have been suffering from for the past 2 years… but in this case, the poor remain poor because of their ignorance. Do yourself a favor, take interest in your child’s education and send them to a private school, on your own dime, NOT MINE!

“Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?” -President G.W. Bush, 43

Thursday, August 03, 2006

School Vouchers - Democrat

This is a tough topic to discuss because in government when you have the chance to help individuals you do what you can to help them. To deny a few people a better opportunity for their future so in the long run all individuals have a better opportunity for their future is sometimes hard to convince people that it is the best coarse of action. School Vouchers are an opportunity to send a couple of kids in public school to private school. This is a topic I am not full heartily convince is completely unnecessary because I grew up in a city that has a public school system so messed up that a hurricane might not fix it. I know what my republican friend will say, "Why not help a few kids to have the possibility of a better future instead of keeping them in a failing school system." But at the end of the day, my argument will still be school vouchers take away money from public schools and give it to a private school. We would overall send the message that we have given up on public school system. Why try to help a few in a quick fix when we can help everyone in the long run with a commitment to better school system. I believe public schools should be palaces, parents should be proud of their children schools, kids should want to not be afraid of going to school, and the teacher's occupation should be as competitive as doctors or lawyers. Lets work hard in a long committeeman to fix public schools and not try to find a quick fix.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Hello All

Hello to all. My friend Republican and I have decided to record and share our arguments with all to see and respond to. I hope you get as much enjoyment in our arguments as we do. The arguments will mostly be political but we will try to include other topics such as books to read, movies to watch, DVD's to buy, football games to watch, and many others. Please feel free to respond to any post.