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Dear Steve, well, that's it!!!...............Just kidding I kind of figured we viewed some issues differently, but as you pointed out, that's not the end of the world. You are one of those rare individuals whose views I know come from reasoned exploration, not knee jerk partisanship, and while we're not likely to ever agree on some of those points, it ain't going to affect how I feel about you, and I think you pretty much know that.
That being said, there are a number of things that I cannot move from the black and white column into gray areas. Not because I wouldn't like to at times, but because they are not mine to change. I hold no one else to the code that I have chosen, that is not my responsibility, nor station. By the same token, morphing what I clearly believe to be God's Word and direction, into something that more fits my wants and needs, is akin to saying 11" is a foot, because I would really like to be taller. Call me crazy, but I see a huge number of our societal ills being caused by moral relativism. Family, work ethic, abortion, fidelity, doing the difficult thing. The principles I am guided by work whether a person is a Christian or not, because they are solid principles. If one happens to be a Christian, they have additional long term benefits.
The fiscal conservatism page, well you don't have to be a wizard to do the math there. When you have a country where a very small percentage of people are tasked with supporting the balance of the population, and the debt keeps mounting under a mountain of ever increasing entitlements, it's difficult to find the silver lining. The cold hard facts are, republicans are idiots, all the talk radio analysis in the world isn't going to change what happened Tuesday, it just makes them look like bigger idiots. And, "I'm no longer going to encourage them!"
JR and I were talking the other evening and we've decided that we're going to continue to follow Christ, love our family and friends, work our plan, fly our planes, and let the folks that won this match do whatever they think they should. "Weebeesee".