It seems that we have lost sight of the national debt in recent years. That is not because it isn’t there or isn’t growing.
There are two interesting theories of political discourse: Conflict Theory and Mistake Theory. Let’s investigate each of them, and see what we might learn about a superior path.
This type of tribalism is both natural and poisonous. What type and why do we need to fight it!
The pursuit of power has corrupted the ideal of our trustee form of government. Now, individual politicians worry more about getting reelected than what is right. What should we demand instead?
Intelligence is a big predictor of success in life. However, the belief that we are smart can lead to ugly downsides. What should we do instead?
Two important aspects of a just society are the concepts of rehabilitation and forgiveness. Does the cancel culture phenomena adhere to these principles?
When should we trust politicians?
One aspect of cancel culture that I find particularly disturbing is the targeting of behavior and speech from people prior to their eighteenth birthday.
It seems that every election cycle most Americans are unhappy with the choices. We end up making a “lesser of the evils” choice. Let’s look at a possible solution.
In this “crisis”, who is suffering? Is it migrants (especially migrant children), border agents, and / or US citizens? Let’s explore each.
We, limited government types, seem to be content to believe that sniping the plans put forward by democrats is a plan. It is not.
Cancel culture has become a popular concern lately, and for good reason.
There is a saying, “All politics is local”, and we have gone beyond that to the detriment of us all. It is time for big government to end and allow the states and local governments to reclaim the debate to the benefit of us all.
In most decisions, doing nothing is a valid option. However, that is not to say that doing nothing is the right, or even a good, choice. And, for some problems, doing nothing is a horrible decision. Find out which and my request for the future.
It is important for everyone in a functioning society to seek out the best information / facts possible. See my recommendations on how to go about doing that.
We are in the heat of a dangerous debate about political speech on social media. Both sides of the political spectrum are joining together to bemoan the “power” that social media companies have over speech. Read on for my opinion regarding the healthiest path forward.
This is a popular debate in the immediate aftermath of a presidential election, when we realize, once again, that electors elect our president and not the American people directly. Should we change that? Let’s think it through together.
For most of the history of the United States, we had open borders. During that time, we thrived and grew more prosperity for America and its citizens. At some point, we decided that immigrants were not a boon to our country anymore. However, I would like to propose an alternate view. Opening our borders in pragmatic ways would be good for Americans.
Having to register to vote or go to a polling station, if physically able to, is not a roadblock or infringement of your right to vote. It does not disenfranchise us to be required to educate ourselves on the issues or basic civics. It protects us from the wolves of mob rule.
It is time to consider whether the POTUS power of the pardon is too broad, and, therefore, should be considered for reform.
It’s morning in America and it’s time to wake and bake and start down the highway to a better America. So, Tippecanoe and a beer too and vote for me.
The core question: How do we make solid decisions for our future selves / future generations?
There is little doubt in the scientific community that man made climate change is happening and that the projected consequences are horrible.
All human beings tend to make the same mistakes when someone does not see the world as they do.
If we really want to save the world, we can’t be the four horsemen of the apocalypse, we need to be that “Shining city on a hill” that Reagan spoke of.
We’re human, we’re different and my beliefs do not negate your beliefs unless I’m blind and ignorant enough to demand that government enact laws upholding mine and illegalizing yours.
What is a straw man argument? A straw man argument occurs when someone takes another person’s argument or point, distorts it or exaggerates it in some kind of extreme way, and then attacks the extreme distortion, as if that is really the claim the first person is making.
We, conservatives, talk about it as if it is a simple/clear problem to be fixed (all with hand picked examples that are universally “left leaning”). That is wrong headed.
What is the solution to what is essentially a two-party system in this country and breaking away from political labels? How do we break away from the myopic and self serving rhetoric of those parties?
I have always felt like a square peg in a round hole on the political spectrum. I have engaged in a lifelong search for the right fit where I voted mostly for one of the major parties but have identified more deeply ideologically with a third party.
The deep state exists whether you choose to believe or not. It is all around us and pervasive on every level of government from local to state to federal. You want proof?