Let’s make America good again!
A blog containing political opinions from an American.
We won’t always agree, but that’s okay!
My opinions are subject to change based on new information.
Please see a political glossary for the base vocabulary used on this website.
The Culture War
Why are we having a culture war in the 2020s?
On both sides, people are angry at a system that doesn’t work for them.
Personality cults exacerbate the division.
Across the country, we are experiencing unprecedented levels of self-reflection and denial. Some bury their heads in the sand, while others try to impose change on everyone else.
Thus, our society battles in online forums because we feel powerless in the culture war.
On the bright side, healthy conflict nestles between the fits of outrage.
I believe the United States of America Constitution is the most well-crafted governing document in human history. It is irreplaceable, and many U.S. citizens have lost their minds having abandoned the core principles it exalts.
The constitution was always designed for change, yet many resist change. However, it has become a holy document to the detriment of all citizens. We will continue to fight until we get over ourselves and change it along with ourselves to fit the current age.
Our legal systems govern too many social issues. People can typically create an agreeable win-win situation if they hold each other accountable.
We don’t need the Government to arbitrate every social issue. Let’s hold each other accountable and work out our social problems like adults.
I wouldn’t say I like how the Government spends taxes in many cases. I see countless inefficiencies in my interactions with Government led institutions. It’s incredibly irritating to fund operations like a meeting with no plan and thousands of attendees. I would like to divert all my taxes to education and efficient operations. However, taxes are a necessary burden.
Religion should be absent from politics. The constitution’s various separations of religion and state are a moral imperative. Without the separation of church and state, an unequal outcome is inevitable.
A large portion of power belongs to the Christian wing of our Government. 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 faith on me, primarily 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 and then fight for it.
I haven’t given up on the idea that lies have consequences. We, the people, must hold our leaders accountable when they lie. More often than not, honest people have more respect and power than liars.
I believe healthcare for all is a moral imperative. U.S. citizens shouldn’t go into debt thanks to unaffordable healthcare prices dictated by insurance companies and big pharma. Medical institutions must be held accountable for charging obscene amounts of money for EpiPens and other everyday healthcare needs.
Public health should not be a political concern beyond primary 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 concerning patients and their doctors.
I desire the maximum amount of liberty and justice for all. Let’s strive to put power in the hands of the people and then trust them to do the right thing.
Every citizen deserves equal treatment regardless of background or life circumstances. This truth is self-evident.
If exercising freedom causes physical harm to others, that’s not freedom; that’s a problem.
All businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone at their 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 done covertly. Laws should include swift and punitive justice for entities that compromise our privacy.
I know that voluntary private information collected is helpful for improved security. The Government should ask citizens if they would like to allow the Government access to their data. They likely find that many people don’t care about privacy and are willing to give it up. Let those people take risks, and the Government can reap the rewards.
I know that political beliefs are subject to change and should be. People can adapt and change. Without change, society stagnates and becomes too homogeneous.
It’s not healthy to resist change to oppose 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.
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