Far-Right Far-left and the High Road

Far Right

Here are what seems to be the current agendas of the ‘far-right’ or ‘tea party’:

- Hate and outwardly discriminate against Democrats – to include personal slurs.
- Disregard or minimize the use of facts, science and research to discover and fix issues,
- Will not abandon their tribe for any reason.
- No gun controls!  Candidates are usually fully supported with money by the NRA. Anyone can own a fully automatic rifle  See this link  (Iraq may be the only nation that allows fully automatic weapons)
- No abortions ever!  Continued legislations to further restrict abortion based on religious beliefs.
- Past or present lack of support for LGBT persons’ rights, gay marriage and the like. Support legislation to prohibit Gay marriage.
- Never raise taxes on the rich and corporations. 
- Agenda (or votes) to cut taxes regardless if the cuts increase the deficit (passed on to our children).
- Cutting funding for social programs in order to massively expand funding for the military.
- Fully support the principle of ‘trickle down’ without questions or compromise.
-  Refusal to criticize President Trump’s actions, agenda or bad (if not immoral) behavior.
- Past or present support to kill, not fix, the ACA (Obama Care).
- Refusal to work with Democrats to fix issues with ACA.
- Supports a massive wall on our southern border and include funding in any immigration reform.
- Support zero or near zero tolerance for immigration including immigrant refugees and their children.
- Will not criticize cancelation of the Dream Act by President Trump.
- Unreasonable support for the oil and gas industry and lack of support for reasonable restrictions.
- Failure to criticize efforts to make the EPA ineffective or the EPA’s lack of enforcement of current law.
- Support to keep cannabis (THC and CBD)  a class three dangerous and illegal substance.
- Support the pharmaceutical industry to keep cannabis illegal – protecting their profits.
- Inability to or refusal to work with Independents or Democrats on legislation to solve difficult issues.
- Very high percentage of votes to support (or not counter) the present agenda of President Trump.
- Watch FOX cable news almost exclusively. Seldom watch CNN. May watch PBS occasionally.

 

Far Left

Here are what seems to be the current agendas of  ‘far-left’ politics:

- Hate and outwardly discriminate against Republicans – to include personal slurs.  
- Disregard or minimize the use of facts, science and research to discover and fix issues,
- Will not abandon their tribe for any reason.
-No guns! (like Japan, Russia, North Korea -. See this link?)  Candidates never supported by the NRA.  NRA funds ads against them
- Government funded abortions for anyone who wants one! 
- LGBT persons should have rights beyond those of all other citizens. Business owners required to provide services, but Republicans can be denied services.
- Tax mostly the rich and corporations.  Provide social services to anyone with no requirement to work. 
- Agenda (or votes) to raise taxes regardless of government waste and non-proven programs.
- Cutting funding for the military and increased funding for social services.
- Fully support the principle of ‘trickle up’ without questions or compromise. Give the poor money - the economy will expand.
-  Refusal to criticize President Clinton, or Obama’s actions, agenda or bad (if not immoral) behavior.
- Past or present support to leave the ACA (Obama Care) as it is or fund more free services.
- Refusal to work with Republicans to fix issues with ACA.
- Insist on NO additional walls on our southern border and support more open borders with limited security. More interested in grandstanding than compromise.  
- Full support for immigration including immigrant refugees and their children with limited security.
- Did not criticize our Immigration policy under Clinton or Obama.
- Unreasonable restrictions on oil and gas exploration, and that industry – at the expense of the economy.
- Failure to evaluate the full economic effects of over protecting the environment. Closure of public lands to protect a lizard!
- Full support of legal cannabis (THC and CBD) with little regard for some fixable consequences.
- Support the use of cannabis for medical purposes without research and FDA approval for safety.
- Inability to or refusal to work with Independents or Republicans on legislation to solve difficult issues.
- Very high percentage of votes to oppose present agenda of President Trump – for show.
- Watch MSNBC cable news almost exclusively.  Sometimes CNN and PBS occasionally

 

 

The High Road

Perhaps a road best traveled that would actually go somewhere would look like this

- Try not to Hate anyone – not easy in today’s environment.   
- Support and insist on the use of facts, science and research to discover and fix issues,
- Reasonable gun controls!   Many advanced nations have reasonable gun control See this link 
- The NRA probably never heard of these Candidates – but would probably oppose them.
- A woman has the right to choose. Government should not fund. Separation of Church and State takes precedence.    
- LGBT persons should have the same and only the same rights of all other citizens.
- A balance budget! Taxes should support the programs necessary for the health of our nation and people – the pursuit of and achievement of happiness for all who contribute to their level of ability.   
- Works with the other party and the office of budget – uses facts and science to guide the direction of programs. Short term deficits in emergencies.
- Balance funding for social programs and the military.
- Supports neither the principle of ‘trickle down’ or ‘trickle up’. Works hard to find solutions that are proven to work and limit or remove programs that do not produce the desired effects.  Requires data!
- Critiques the president when in non-negotiable opposition to the party’s platform.
- Never condones immoral nasty behavior of their peers or the administration.  Never demeans or personally attacks anyone.
- Shows leadership and works hard to fix the ACA (Obama Care) or other programs with proven issues.
- Works for compromise to fix issues with ACA.
- Supports securing our borders without hardships on those wishing to join and contribute to our great nation and without creating massive numbers of criminals. Would allow as many immigrants as our nation can afford based on resources and funding.  
- Supports humanistic tolerance for immigration including immigrant refugees and their children.
- Will criticize cancelation of the Dream Act by President Trump – if that intent was to force legislation.
- Reasonable support for the oil and gas industry and reasonable restrictions to protect the Earth’s environment.
- Works to fund the EPA’s enforcement of current law while continuing to change the laws to reflect the changing reality (chemicals found to be dangerous, climate change, Etc.)
- Supports and funds research on cannabis and cannabinoids (THC and CBD).  Uses current research to continue or change the drug classification of cannabis.
- Support research by the pharmaceutical industry to research cannabis.
- Shows LEADERSHIP work with Independents, Democrats and Republicans legislation to solve difficult issues.
- Votes support the people in their district or State and the nation – not a tribal agenda.
- Volunteer, read and research issues, but may never watch TV political coverage. Or watch FOX and MSNBC cable news equally to learn how the media spins facts.