September 11, 2006

9/11 Observance - Where do YOU stand?

Today marks five years since the Twin Towers travesty. I wanted to mark the occasion somehow. At the very least, I think we owe it to the victims of 9/11 to display our flag on this important anniversary, just as we were moved to do when it happened.

Now is a good time for each of us to take a personal reading of our values, political beliefs and party affiliation.

Where do YOU fit?

I ran across a short but interesting survey called Where Do You Fit? put together by the Pew Research Institute. They used it for their 2005 typological survey report called Beyond Red vs. Blue but you can use it to measure your own attitudes on a variety of social and political issues.

Don't worry, your answers to these questions are totally anonymous. Wouldn't you like to know which category the institute has defined to describe people that share your opinions? Below is a sample question:

Try taking the survey. I think you'll find it as interesting as I did.

I’ll save the suspense of what those categories are except to say one thing - don’t be one of the 10% of the adult population the institute considers:
"Bystanders" - These Americans choose not to participate in or pay attention to politics, or are not eligible to do so (non-citizens).”

Be sure to Vote!

Our young people serving in the Middle East deserve our support - so please weigh the issues and get out and vote each November. If you really want to vote in a meaningful way, support more fuel choices at the pump. Freedom at the pump allows us to vote with our pocketbooks - what could be more American than that!?!

See a related story entitled Both Reds and Blues Go Green on Energy about Pew's analysis of bipartisan support for environmental and energy legislation.

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