Opposing Views – November 5, 2017

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Opposing Views
November 5, 2017
DougMaynard.com

Are you ready to shake your tail feathers and ruffle a few egos and blow some minds? What the hell did I just say? Doesn’t matter because this is my political feature of the site. I’m talking national politics, as opposed to local politics where I have to refrain due to matters out my control (but vote Evans, Garby, Evans in the local City Council election. Remember the Barrett Building!) The questions below come from the folks at the Facebook page of a group called “Opposing Views”. Crazy leftist views for the most part, but still some good questions. And what does a emo-homo-redneck Libertarian have to say about all of this? You’re about to find out. Let’s do this…

Agree or disagree: Our kids should say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school day.

I’m actually mixed on my feelings on this. I think it would be good and better for our young people, starting off the day with respect and showing a little national pride in being an American. Call it what you will, but standing and showing respect for our flag and nation was common in my school days and the people were far more respectful and less crazy back then. Coincidence? I don’t think so. But forcing every kid to take the pledge and participate is in reality, a violation of their First Amendment rights and I can see where some people might not be comfortable. So participation should be optional, but the option should be available and encouraged. God bless America, the greatest country on earth.

Two of President Trump’s top allies just said he might not seek reelection in 2020. Do you think that would be good for America?

It’s too early to determine if it would be good or bad if the President decided to not run again for office, but so far, it seems as if everything is starting to move in the right direction and things are getting better. President Trump is a very polarizing personality though and even those of us who think he’s doing great and support his policies have a hard time dealing with some of his quirks and mannerisms. If everything is put on the right track and in the right direction with strong momentum, maybe it would be better after four years to pass the reigns to Mike Pence or someone of a like nature who can continue the journey to lead America back to the top of the food chain as the greatest country on earth. That’s something they need to decide in the future, but as for now, it’s way too early to even be thinking about that.

The cities of Ocala, Florida and Wildwood, New Jersey banned residents from wearing saggy pants in public. Do you support that?

I agree. While I’m all for personal expression and all of that, no one wants to see someone’s ass hanging out and exposed in public. And have you ever noticed that it’s not the attractive people with the sexy asses that are sagging. It’s always the fat asses with the dirty drawers that look like they haven’t been changed in about three weeks. Just say no to crack and cover those butts up. I don’t want to see your butt unless it’s in the bedroom.

Trump says it’s time to put an end to people mooching off the welfare system.
Do you SUPPORT or OPPOSE Trump’s stance on the issue?

Welfare was created to be temporary and help people get back on their feet during hard times, but it was never meant to be a lifestyle and permanent part of someone’s life. If a person is healthy and able to work, they should be doing that and not collecting checks from the government. Every case is different and should be determined on a case by case basis, but there is so much fraud and dishonesty and people out there who are nothing but leeches on society. That needs to be stopped and Trump is correct on this.

Trump is the first president since 1964 to hide his tax returns from the American public. Do you think he should release it if he has nothing to hide?

I’m going to surprise everyone here and agree. While I personally could care less about his taxes – he’s rich and made a lot of money and paid in a lot of money and if there were problems, the IRS would have gone after him years ago – he should, just to shut people up, go ahead and release the tax returns. Of course, I also think that President Obama needs to have his school records and college transcripts unsealed and released to the public and that all of the Clinton Foundation records should be released to the public as well so what do I know?

Agree or Disagree: Trump is clearly unfit for the Presidency.

He’s brash and outspoken and would be better served to think before he speaks or tweets as the case may be, but he’s trying to keep his promises and despite all of the obstruction and crap from the Democrats and the press, doing a fairly good job. He’s not perfect and has some major issues, but is as good and qualified for the job of President as anyone else who’s held that office and more qualified than some of them, so I’ll have to disagree with this statement.

YES or NO: Do you think it’s okay for schools to pray before sports games?

I say yes on this. If the coaches and players are comfortable with this and want to pray, go for it. I wouldn’t have it be mandatory, but the option should be allowed. I have no problem with it.

Jesse Jackson says NFL players really don’t have it any better than slaves did. How would you respond to him?

NFL players make millions of dollars to play a game and entertain and in return for this money and the celebrity that comes with it, they’re only asked to be respectful of the team and don’t do anything that would harm or hurt the team or product. As usual, the old racist Jesse Jackson knows not what he’s talking about and is just trying to jump into the discussion without a leg to stand on in an attempt to be relevant again, as if he ever really was. Jesse Jackson is a joke and hasn’t got a clue.

Agree or disagree: Rioters should be forced to pay the repair bill for the property they damage.

Agree: This is just common sense that if you willingly damage or destroy something that doesn’t belong to you, you should pay for or replace it or else go to jail. Actions have consequences and if a person does the crime, they need to do the time. ‘Nuff said!

The majority of white Americans say they face discrimination in modern America. Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with them?

This is very true. It’s almost like it’s a crime in America these days to be white and be proud of it. It’s like we should be ashamed of who and what we are. I’ve had situations where, in the place I worked, I was forced to listen to people daily talk about “white mother-f*ckers” and make some of the most blatantly racist remarks, but since they were black and it was a predominately black area of town where I was working, I was forced to ignore it. Can you imagine though if I was to make the same kind of remarks about those customers? Racism is alive and well in America and stronger than ever, but it’s not the so-called minorities that are being the most discriminated against. They cry and scream the loudest so that gets the most attention, but all races face this at some point and whites, the so-called majority, most of all. When will people wise up and realize that skin color doesn’t matter and shouldn’t matter. We’re ALL human and deserve basic respect… unless you’re just an ass-clown and then all bets are off. Nothing to do with racism, but common sense.

And that’s all of that for now. Thanks for reading. Thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated. And I’m down and gone. Until the next time, take care and have a great one.

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