It seems as though all of the things I know to be Right and Good are fought against by one party or the other (the Republicrats and the Democrans) and all of the things that I know to be wrong and evil are touted by one party or the other. Just to be even more confusing, there doesn't seem to be any discernible system for deciding which party gets to tout, or fight, a given idea.
When I was a young man the Democrats seemed to have the "rights" to fight for individual freedoms. There was a courageous Democrat president, and his younger brother, who put themselves on the line supporting, and fighting for, the idea of equal rights for all races (though not yet for women) during a time when a large part of their country, not to mention a large part of their party, was fighting against it. Now, though, the Democrats have lost all claim to the fight for individual freedom and equal rights, having twisted this noble fight against institutional discrimination into a fight for institutional discrimination. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a world where color was irrelevant. He said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Sounds right to me. How could I be so wrong?
The Republicans, long known for tax reductions and limited government, have the three largest tax increases in history to call their own and just during George W. Bush's first term he has created a gigantic new department of Homeland Security and signed into law a titanic new Medicare entitlement. Isn't this what they're supposed to be fighting against? How could I be so wrong?
It's almost as if politicians are saying and doing whatever they think might get the most votes regardless of what was right or wrong. What could I be thinking? I have obviously misread the situation entirely.