Monday, November 21, 2005

Political Topics for the Present

Before we get going on some of the topics that might be interesting, it would probably be helpful if we were to brush up on what specific words mean. So we have our first Definitions of the Day:

Republican
Democrat
Conservative
Liberal
Third Parties - bet you didn't know there were so many did you?

Some of the topics which I hope to delve into and try to cut through without being sidetracked include:

  • Taxation
  • Immigration
  • Dependence on oil
  • Pork barrel politics
  • Lazze faire assumptions
  • Spin versus logic
  • The World Bank - what is it anyway?

I fully expect to change my mind as I learn and verify new information and I hope that you will allow me the luxury of objectivity. Perhaps it isn't a luxury at all. Perhaps it is something we all need to have if we are to better ourselves, those around us and our nation.

2 Comments:

At 2:11 PM, Blogger Scott said...

so are we talking rational like ayn rand rational or other types of rational?

Just curious.

I am of the indie party persuasion. I prefer libertarian loses to republican and democrat gains.

But that's just me. One vote.

 
At 11:43 PM, Blogger w00t said...

If I had to give a short answer, it would be technocrat rational. It means finding the "right" solution without caring what either party thought. Right by hopefully the majority of common citizens regardless of party affiliation.

I can understand the Libertarian position and I hope that you find parts of my ideas refreshing although I believe we will disagree on immigration already.

 

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