Any political system that is founded on the principles of democracy, freedom, and equality cannot function if that same system is restricted to two parties. In fact, the very idea of having political parties or partisanship is flawed. What we need is a political structure that allows for a greater diversity of ideas and beliefs. People cannot simply be categorized as right or left, red or blue, black or white. There's a whole spectrum of colors out there and there are just as many if not more ideas as to how the world's population should operate and interact. There is no way that a two-party, or even three-party system can accommodate the human race's needs. It's just not possible.
I can't believe that anyone, including Rush Limbaugh, could have respect for this guy. He's mean-spirited, greedy, boisterous, and quite plainly, a moron. The very fact that he would use a derogatory term like "retard" to describe a political candidate, or anyone for that matter, just goes to show what a cold-hearted bigot he is. Not to mention the fact that he actually said that he wanted the president to fail. Seriously, who wants the president to fail?
Since my mother worked as a social worker and I as a volunteer at my local library, I've known quite a few people with various physical and mental developmental disabilities. But I absolutely loathe the use of this word as an insult. People need to be sensitive to one another and accept the fact that certain individuals function differently than others, but this does not make them inferior in any way.
Any law that declares that two people in love cannot be legally married is a law that supports inequality and intolerance. There is no difference between discriminating against a person because of their race, gender, age, religion, political affiliation, or their sexuality. Marriage is a socioeconomic arrangement between two people to support one another in what should be a mutually loving and caring relationship... how could anyone be opposed to that for any reason?
Another word that I greatly despise when used as an insult. The fact that this word is still commonly used is proof that we do not live in a country of equality. Until we can learn to accept one another as equals and as individuals, without the use of offensive and belittling language, we will never be a free country. The only time I will ever accept the usage of this word is as a slang term for cigarette or as a colloquial term for a piece of kindling wood.
The man is as deceptive as any politician, but even more selfish than most. Any man or woman capable of betraying their loved ones through an act of adultery should forever be weighted down by the guilt of their actions. That John Edwards was morally able to not only cheat on his wife, but to do so when she had cancer is just despicable.
I really don't understand how anyone could be so selfish as to betray a vow of trust or to intentionally mislead another person, especially one that they claim to love. Personally, I believe in the power of forgiveness... but I also believe in the importance of consequences. When it comes to second chances, they have to be earned and most don't deserve them.