so, i've been perusing the positions of the republican candidate. as a registered democrat, i didn't have to previously because i couldn't vote for/against the candidate until the general election. please know that i tried to be as open to his ideas as i could as i read his site and constructed this post. it didn't finish out that way.
as i bumped around john mccain's site, i kept finding it interesting that some issues should be left to the states, but other's needed to be federal decisions.
in looking @ his "values" section, i learned that mr. mccain feels:
-roe v wade should be overturned and control given back to the states. but, the states already can place limits on abortion, with the exception of completely outlawing it. will mr mccain be alright if all 50 states decide to allow all abortions?
-marriage should be left at the state law, although it should stay man & woman. but, this is where it's currently at. will mr. mccain be alright if all 50 states decide to allow for equal treatment of all it's citizens in the area legal contract of marriage?
-the federal government should fund stem cell research, as long as it doesn't create human embryos. huh? the gov't shouldn't make decisions, but it should fund research? (nevermind the question of where the funding will come from w/all of mccain's proposed tax cuts.)
-the federal gov't should restrict internet access in public places (libraries, schools) to protect kids from porn. why shouldn't this decision be in the control of the state or counties? after all, they're the ones that run these libraries.
health insurance is not a duty of either the state or the federal government. well, except he wants to give you back more tax money to pay for your own health care.
federal money for schools should go directly to parents. aren't schools mostly funded by the states?
what else should the federal gov't do:
-lower gas prices. mainly by cutting the federal gas tax. does anyone really think the companies won't just jump their prices 18 cents knowing we'll pay it?
-eat up bad home loans - if you have a craptastic home loan, the gov't will refinance it for you. apparently the federal gov't has a ton of money sitting around and can just absorb this problem, or at least make it disappear.
finally, the federal government should invade other countries and then occupy them indefinitely to make sure that they do not become a foothold for terrorism or a puppet for another country. that is, a country other than us.
i also noticed throughout the website every word in the first sentence of each paragraph is capitalized. that's odd.