Why do people need their political parties to tell them what their morals and beliefs are? I don't get that. For example, the new issue. Global warming. I find it hard to believe that every Democrat believes it is man made and every Republican doesn't. Yet the two parties will fight over it as if they have held that belief all their lives and it's ingrained in the very fiber of their being. It's really rare to find someone from either party who believes opposite of what their party believes. I can't for the life of me understand why anyone needs a political party to tell them how to think. Take my Uncle for example. He's a Viet Nam veteran and a very staunch Democrat. Good man who you can depend on when the chips are down. After 9/11 he wanted to re-join the military and go fight. He was telling me how we should get Hussein, Qadafy, and Arafat, along with Bin Laden. Now, because so many Democrats he swears he never wanted anything to do with the war in Iraq. Or my friend Jim for another example. He's an extremely staunch Republican. He's so Right Wing he makes Ann Coulter look like a Liberal. Also a good man. In 2000 he couldn't stand Joe Leiberman. Said he was one of the most evil Senators serving the country and how he was appalled that Democrats could ever support a man like that. This morning he told me that he was shocked that Democrats cannot see for themselves what one of the best men in their party sees between Obama and McCain. It's no wonder there's political gridlock. The two parties are telling people how to think, and the people are obliging them. It's amazing and I see it every day. Why would you let someone else control your thoughts? I can't see the attraction of it. In fact it sort of appals me.