There is one issue in particular that seems to be getting a lot of talk (I feel like it always has) and that is immigration. Let me just tell you my opinion on it and we’ll go from there:
If you really want to get technical, I feel like we are all illegal immigrants. Americans are not the original people of this land; that’s point number one. 2.) Aren’t we considered a melting pot? We’re not supposed to look and sound the same. 3.) I understand that there are some people who do not have citizenship and are under the radar…but why? Why is it so difficult for them to get citizenship? (This is a serious question, I really don’t get it!!)
I honestly feel that Gov. Perry probably is the most knowledgable when it comes to illegal immigration; only because he is a border state governor. I also like how he allows the children of illegal immigrants to attend college and pay the in-state tuition. My only issue with that is: if children of illegal immigrants are attending college, how can they fill out financial aid without a social security number? How did they even attend school at all without a social security number? Doesn’t make sense.
Another issue I have with Gov. Perry is the fact that he said critics of the Texas law “don’t have a heart”. This was in regards to immigration, but it made me wonder…*begins to wonder* Is it not true that Texas has executed over 234 inmates? So, since I am criticizing this law of the death penalty, does that make me heartless? Hm.
My goal is to not be bias, so I checked out CNN.com to find out how Obama felt about immigration, too. He feels that Republicans lack the leadership to put a comprehensive immigration reform back on the table. Sounds like Perry is trying to take the lead somewhere; maybe they can work something out.
Social security is another hot topic. Perry and Romney seem to be having a great time trying to kill each other. On one hand, Perry calls social security a “Ponzi scheme” ([pon-zee] noun a swindle in which a quick return, made up of money from new investors, on an initial investment lures the victim into much bigger risks. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ponzi+scheme) and on the other, we have Romney calling it a fraud ([frawd] noun 1. deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fraud). Both descriptions sound pretty similar to me, and yet they both are trying to criticize each other for it.
And what is up with Perry’s wife calling the president “a debater-in-cheif”? And saying “Some people may be more polished in their presentations, like the little debate they had last week” via http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/. Little debate? It’s not about being more polished in your presentation, it’s about saying what you mean, meaning what you say, and knowing exactly what the hell you’re talking about!
Politics make my head hurt.