Just My thoughts

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

A two party system is a good thing

I hear people smash the two party system and how we need to have multi-party system. Out two party system works when they keep can"check and balance each other". We Congress or any State legislature is close to 50%-50% the parties "usually" (not necessarily true in then current Congress) learn to work together on the most important issues. The issues that do not pass usually are not vital issues.

It does not matter which party is in power, if there is a large majority then corruption is not far behind. Two examples of this is the Democratic controlled South during the 40's through the 60's, and republican Arizona during the 70's and 80's.

A strong third party candidate is important from time to keep the two major parties focused on the needs of the people. I know the major parties would ever thought of term limits or balancing the budget had it not been for Ross Perot.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Are we doing it right?

As my children seem to be ungrateful for the daily blessings they experience, I wonder why. I think I have now have an answer. All the struggles that I had to go through growing up shapped me what I am today. My children are growing up in a different lifestyle than I experienced growing up. We need to let are children have some struggles and obstacles, it will help to shape them. It is always the tough call to knew when to help and when to let the lesson be learned.