It is strange living in the bubble of security and happiness that campus offers. It feels like the economic problems are lightyears away when really, they are simply hidden behind our protective bubble. However, my communications professor, while asking us what we think it would be like to be running a political campaign right now, said something very true and interesting to us:
i can remember when we landed on the moon, when JFK was shot, and when many other things happened, but you, you are the generation that may be able to tell their children that they remember when capitalism as we knew it was redefined.
This post is pretty much for my dad, just to remind him that I have been paying attention, and I don't disagree with everything the republicans say and do (only same-sex marriage, abortion, etc... hehe). Sometimes I disagree with the liberals just as much. This post is also to let him know that moving to Tacoma and attending a liberal arts college has not turned me into another liberal-yuppie college student without a brain for herself.
I am going to have to admit that although conservatives are absolutely idiotic in a lot of situations, I thoroughly appreciate the Republican point of view on this matter (yes Dad, I said it, "I appreciate the Republican..."): "I must tell you, there are those in the public debate who have said that we must act now. The last time I heard that, I was on a used-car lot," said Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana.
Good thing there are a few people who aren't racing to mindlessly sign a blank check for 700 billion dollars with no terms or conditions. Just my thoughts, surprisingly conservative for myself, but I have no interest in rewarding these predatory loan agencies and bailing them out with my money, my parents' money, my friends' money, interest free. I want to keep our economy booming as much as the next person and don't want to jeopardize it, but let's not work ourselves into a blind, panicked frenzy and sign away our liberty.