I hate being labeled. And, if I am honest with myself, I will admit I do it too. It is easy to quantify what you see or hear for a second or two into a black or white sound bite label. But we are, or at least I am, more than just a label. Most folks I know are a little bit of this and that (queue Marie Osmond!). I am not an enigma but a mixture of many things I have seen and experienced over time. I have remained basically the same in my core values but have thrown out beliefs that can’t stand solidly on their own. So what you see is not always what you think I am.
Just because I am for government control of health care does not make me a socialist
Just because I am against school prayer does not make me an atheist.
Just because I do not hunt does not mean I support PETA.
Just because I like guns does not mean I like the NRA.
Just because I want abortion to end does not mean I am not pro-choice.
Just because I am for the environment does not make me against industry.
Just because I believe man evolved over a period of time does not mean I do not believe in a God.
Just because I do not go to church does not mean I have no faith
Just because I am against the war does not mean I am against the troops.
Just because I want a lean, fiscally sound government does not make me a conservative.
Just because I like John McCain does not make me a Republican.
And just because I will vote for Barack Obama does not make me a liberal.