Every so often I express my views regarding politics here on ModernSurvivalOnline. Almost every time I do I get a negative comment or two – as well as a few emails stating that they do not like me offering my opinion on a preparedness site. The reasoning is generally two fold:
1. First and most often is the reader has a different opinion and is on the opposite side of the political spectrum.
2. Second, some readers just do not see the relationship between politics and preparedness.
I respect everyone’s opinion but as far as #1 goes – I am right and they are wrong – just as simple as that. Sure – there is meant to be a bit of humor in that statement – but just a bit. I am confident in my beliefs and have developed them over many years of listening to both sides of the issues – using facts and common sense rather than emotion.
As far as a relationship between politics and preparedness – there absolutely is a relationship as far as I am concerned. Sure – politics do not play much of a roll when it comes to surviving in the wilderness or preparing for a hurricane, however one of the most serious threats we face today comes from irresponsible fiscal polices of our government. That totally has to do with politics.
My beliefs are based on the United States Constitution, the need for limited government, and that freedom affords humans the ability to find their maximum potential. I believe people should be responsible for themselves and the vast majority of power should rest within the States. I am a Conservative and although I do not disapprove of government funded entitlements such as food stamps and unemployment – I do believe that government just flat out failed in their efforts to “help” people within these programs most of the time. To summarize: Government is often the problem – not the solution.
Over the coming months I will continue to express my opinion on politics and political issues. In fact – politics is likely to become a larger part of ModernSurvivalOnline due to the shear importance of what is happening with this country. I may back certain candidates in all levels of the political spectrum including local, state and federal. I will absolutely use this site – and any influence I may have – to help create positive change.
I see a storm coming – and it is not going to good. We all need to get ready.
It’s going to be interesting.