Let’s make America good again!
This blog consists of political opinions from yet another human navigating this complex world.
I don’t expect you to agree with me, and I don’t expect to agree with you, and that’s OK.
Here’s what I think. My mind is always subject to change based on the acquisition and assimilation of new information.
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The Culture War
Why are we having a culture war in the early 2020s?
People are pissed off at a system that isn’t working for them on the left and the right.
Many cults of personality have formed to rail against the system, and they are contributing to the division.
We’re are at an all-time high level of nationwide self-reflection as well as denial. People don’t like seeing their dark side laid bare, so some bury their heads in the sand while others try to force change on everyone around them.
As a result, our society is all-in on the culture war, and here we are fighting on online forums because we feel powerless.
I believe the United States of America Constitution is the most well-crafted governing document in human history. I believe it is irreplaceable and that most U.S. citizens have lost their minds having abandoned the core principles it exalts.
However, I believe it has become a holy document to the detriment of all citizens. The constitution was always designed for change, yet many people are resistant to change. Until we get over ourselves and change with the times we will continue to fight.
I believe our legal systems govern too many social issues. People can typically come to an agreeable win-win situation if we believe they can and hold each other accountable.
We don’t need the government to arbitrate every single social issue. Let’s hold each other accountable, and work out our social problems like adults.
I believe taxes are a necessary burden for a healthy system of government. I wouldn’t say I like how taxes are spent. I see countless inefficiencies in my interactions with Government lead entities. It is greatly irritating that I’m funding operations run like a meeting with no agenda and thousands of attendees. I wish I could divert all of my taxes to education and education efficiency optimizations in particular.
I believe religion should be absent from politics. The various separations of religion and state in the constitution are a moral imperative. Without the separation of religion from the daily affairs of governance, we are doomed to walk an unequal path.
A large portion of power is allotted to the Christian wing of our government. I know that politicians use religion to influence people to vote for them. I believe this behavior is a menace to society.
I support everyone’s right to practice their religion. You do you, and happy trails. However, I dislike people pushing their religion on me, especially when they aim to wield power.
Political power is necessary. Without power, nothing of consequence will get done. If people of upright standing do not wield power, the wicked among us will horde it for themselves. Therefore, I must understand why and what I believe then fight for it.
I haven’t given up on the idea that lies have consequences. More often than not, honest people have more respect and power than liars. I believe we, the people, must hold our leaders accountable when they lie.
I believe healthcare for all is a moral imperative. U.S. citizens shouldn’t go into debt thanks to unaffordable healthcare with prices dictated by insurance companies and big pharma. Medical institutions must be held accountable for charging obscene amounts of money for EpiPens and other common healthcare needs.
Public health should not be a political concern beyond basic health care funded by our government. I trust scientists and the recommendations of healthcare professionals informed by science and follow their guidance. And no, that does not make me a sheep. 🐑
The Government has no business dictating medical treatments that concern patients and their doctors.
I desire the maximum amount of liberty and justice for all. I believe we should strive to put power in the hands of the people then trust them to do the right thing.
Every citizen should be treated as an equal no matter their background or life circumstances. I believe this truth to be self-evident.
All businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone at their own discretion unless it infringes on fundamental rights.
I believe privacy is a fundamental human right. Our privacy is infringed upon by businesses and the government when it benefits them. This behavior is unacceptable when it is done covertly. Laws should carry swift and punitive justice when our privacy has been compromised without our consent.
I know that voluntary private information collected is useful for improved security. The government should ask citizens if they would like to allow the government to have access to their private information. They would likely find that many people don’t care about privacy and are willing to give it up. Let those people take the risks and the government can reap the rewards.
I believe people can adapt and change. I know that political beliefs are subject to change and should be. Without change, society stagnates and becomes too homogeneous.
It’s not healthy to resist change for the sake of resisting it on principle.
I feel compelled to help save the republic. Our country will become more unhealthy if I am not well informed. My political choices align with the rule of law and my principles while questioning the humanity of every law.