Childish or Important?

Politics have always been interesting to me. But, things do seem to be a little petty when it comes to people in office. For example, I read that a Republican Senator wanted to read the entire 628-page policy for the upcoming stimulus during session. To me, with a variety of people around the country truly struggling, this seems like a waste of time. But, how do you take this? I think my friend on the other side believes it is important to truly understand what is in this bill, so shady things do not happen. Still, couldn't they not do this on their own time?

What if I don't align with either major party?

I have been struggling to align myself with the Republicans or Democrats lately. They both seem to have their issues, and I am unsure where to turn. Do I hang on and hope for the best? Do I hit up another smaller party? Do I stay out of politics all together? There are so many options and so many problems in our world. I just don't know what to do. Help!

Caring for others, or socialism?

Lately the word socialism seems to have lost its meaning. Many use it as a sort of blanket word to mean everything bad about a government. Often it is used as a way to shut down ideas, or progress. You are either a capitalist or a socialist. But what if neither capitalism or socialism where words that were used, what is there was a new -ism? Why can't we take the things that work from multiple systems of government, and then save what worked well and threw out the rest? I mean, I think it is reasonable to expect certain industries to be socialized. Nobody wants privatized fire departments, police, prisons, etc. Why should corporations be in control of things that people need in order to survive, like water, food, and knowledge? Should these not be public goods that the government manages for the benefit of all?
I personally am sick of being called a socialist for wanting services to help everyone. I think its what rich countries should do. I know the dangers of communism, that is not what I am proposing, but can't we have a new -ism that works for the 21st century?

The Toll Of Stimulus Checks

Stimulus checks are on its way for the 3rd time. This time, it looks like $1,400 will be the number for most adults who qualify. Ultimately, though, I am wondering what this will do with the economy and taxes. Personally, I think this is bad for America moving forward. How about you?

A Republican House Takeover

Politico put out plans from the Republican Party about trying to challenge the Democratic Party and the district maps for the future. But, are they going to be able to do this? I think not, but it is worth a try. How about you? Will there be change with the maps?

Trump Investigation In Georgia

Trump not only has an impeachment trial going on. But, he also has an investigation going on in Georgia. Sounds like he is a busy guy, huh? I am wondering if the investigation will find him guilty. He is accused of calling Georgia officials to change the election results. Ultimately, it sounds like he is guilty to me. You?

Trump Upset At Attorneys

After Day 1 of the impeachment trials, Trump is apparently upset at their performance. At this point, it looks like Trump's no longer likes his new attorneys that he replaced his old ones for. Do you think he will get new attorneys at this point? I think not, but he might want new ones. You?

Biden Appointing Judges

Joe Biden will have the opportunity to appoint 60 judges this year and probably another 20 judges next year. When Trump was in office, he appointed 234 judges to federal courts. Now, that Biden is in office, my question revolves around his appointments. Do you think that Biden will appoint as many judges at Trump did over 4 years? I don't think he will. But, what do you think?

No accountability for Stormy payments?

Early on in the Trump administration we learned about payments made to pornography star Stormy Daniels as hush money. This violated campaign laws, as candidates are required to report large sums of money like this. Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen apparently took out a mortgage his house to make this payment, and then went to jail for the crime he committed at his boss's request. But now, prosecutors and those in the know are saying this case is dead. That Trump will never be held accountable for it. To me, this is a failure in justice. It pretty much send the message to future presidents to do whatever they want, there will be no repercussions as there is not sense of accountability. How about you, do you agree with me or an I getting all worked up for nothing?

Trump Donor Making Waves

Gavin Newsom has been in hot water over the last few month because what he has done to California as its Governor. But, now there are close to 1.5 million signatures to kick him out of office. Also, a Trump donor has helped raise over $3 million to fight to take the Governor out of office. One of the main reasons people are up in arms is because Newsom was at a mask-less part at a nice restaurant in November when everyone else has been asked to stay indoors. Will this amount of money really be enough to get Newsom out? I hope so. You?