|added Sat November 04 2006 at 10:06 PM
|As Christopher Johnson accused on Monday, I am an idealistic, naive moron. I still believe that the freedoms established by our constitution should be honored by our federal government. I still believe that the government was created by the people for the people and not by the lobbyists for the corporations. I still believe that our elected officials should be held accountable for their actions and should be open, upfront, and honest about what they do when representing us.
Please discuss political views with those that are older and wiser, but keep in mind that age doesn't necessarily equal wisdom and experience with the old ways doesn't mean knowledge of how we should handle this changing world. Many of our current leaders have shown that they don't understand new technology, which is how we end up with senators that proclaim that we're clogging the tubes of the internet by sending books (Senator Stevens, R-AK) or that we should disable and cripple promising new technologies because they are capable of being misused to break laws (much like guns, right?) when placed in the wrong hands (Senator Hatch, R-UT).
When voting for a political candidate, we need to look for fresh new blood from the next generation.