I've thought for many years about which political church I would fit into best. I've thought about both sides because I've agreed with both sides on different issues. I'm come to the conclusion several times that Republicans have it right and several times that Democrats have it right (I'm not well educated on other parties, like most unfortunately). That's when I returned to my original thought. Why should I look for a party that I fit into and just deal with it, especially when I don't agree with everything said party preaches? Democrats for example (liberals in particular) enjoy their freedom of speech and defend it violently. I love freedom of speech and will defend it to most extremes, however, I don't believe illegal immigrants should get all the rights of legal immigrants and proper U.S. citizens. Kick their ass back into their country and tell them to return legally. Also, lefties seem to be a little too soft when it comes to certain things, they just want to help everyone and hope for the best. While noble and a good thought, it's just not plausible. This is why John Lennon's "Imagine" makes me laugh, because world peace is a great concept, but it's unrealistic. In terms of the right wing, I think that people that earn big money should be able to decide what to do with it and not be told what to do with it (lefties love the whole "sharing is caring" idea). However, I think right wingers have a problem with their ideas on abortion. I actually don't like the idea of abortion for the simple reason that it just doesn't feel right to me. However, it's the woman's decision (more than the man's) and the government shouldn't be allowed to stand in her uterus waving a stop sign. I also don't like the complete disregard for Seperation of Church and State a lot of righties have. This brought me to the obvious conclusion that labeling myself Moderate or Independent was the best solution. I've always felt I was left-leaning in terms of social issues and right-leaning in terms of monetary issues but neither of those are constant! This whole thing is amusing because both of my parents are conservative catholics. Perhaps the left arm of the media swayed me from becoming a full on conservative, whatever the case I don't really care. My parents were good in the way that they let me make a lot of my own decisions. Not at incredibly young ages mind you, but as I got older they didn't totally control me or my siblings. I've looked at were my political roots come from and I look at the news (as often as possible) to gauge my political leanings. I always come to the same conclusion: How do people become all-out party members in one direction or another? I guess I'm just not as politically suave as I should be, but whatever the case, politics still confuse the hell out of me for all these reasons. I don't think I'll ever have a party affiliation, or perhaps I'll flip flop from side to side depending on the state of things. For now, I'll just list myself appropriately: Politcal Affiliation: Confused and Increasingly Apathetic This has been another installment of "Constantine Rambles for Five Minutes." Thank you and good day.