For about half the population, DNC refers to the Democratic National Committee. I am a life- long Democrat. Excuse me while IÂ duck! My Democratic Party membership goes back into the days when I was much more liberal. It also relates to a basic philosophy about government. As a “people person,” counselor, and social worker, I have always felt the Democratic Party was more about doing for the people in need, than theÂ Republican Party. The role of government is one of the many issues on which people make a decision about political party membership and voting. I have always voted for principles and personalities, rather than along party lines. When I was younger, and not a Christian, I voted more democratic. After becoming a re-born Christian about 15 years ago, my voting and many other things about my life have changed.
AsÂ a social worker and someone committed to public service, working with poor people and those with needs (aged, disabled, single-parents, etc.), has affected my political judgment. Historically, business folks vote more Republican, and social servants vote more Democratic. In the last decade, I have become disappointed in government efforts in most areas. The inability or unwillingness of our fearless leaders to deal with the New River and the Salton Sea are both bodies of water, and governmental failure. Our social welfare system has been more of an enabling system, i.e. a handout, rather than a hand up. Government has been falling short to meet many needs, for a long time.
After the election, I am leaving the Democratic Party, never to look back. For me the Democratic National Committee (DNC) D-oes N-ot C–are! This year, the Democratic Party put it in their platform clear statements about their support for abortion and gay marriage. To be honest, I don’t read the platforms, but usually vote based on principles. I have been pro-life for a long time, and have not voted for a pro-abortion candidate for over a decade. Some candidates do not share their stance on controversial issues, so you have to go to the website or call their office. I have done both in the past to direct my path in the voting booth.
Come November 7th, I am divorcing myself from a gay promoting marriage with the Democratic Party. If a Democrat is pro-life, I will give them serious voter consideration, but membership, no more! Please get out and vote, and read platforms, websites, and brochures so we donâ€™t get sold a bill of goodsâ€¦.I mean a bill of bads!Â Unless, that is, U D-N-C!