A lot has been happening to me that has led to the formation and creating of this blog.
Talking to friends, talking about various political issues with them and votes on certain things have effected the way I view things.
First of all, probably the cornerstone of this blog and the rest of my ideology is a complicated notion. I was told by one of my friends on the forum that I frequent that I tend to look for a ‘political solution’ after saying…erroneously..that I hated politics.
This was funny but it was also sigh worthy and just shows me the state my own life in and the country is in.
I am not looking for a political solution, I think…and have been shown, that is not inherently the answer to all the country’s ills.
But it says something about our current state of affairs that we have to have, at least in part, a political solution. Because we do need the politicians, at least in part…some of them..a small number of them in order to fix the problem that they started. Because it seems like We the People are going one way and the Politicians are going another, at least in part, at least in this country.
The second part, perhaps the most ironic part is that I was talking to a friend from England, about that country’s recent elections was interesting.
He said that he would change politics based on what party was in power and what party was against them. Now I know what he meant, but I just found the statement to be of some interest.
I would never change policies just because of some party in power or what not. An ironic statement given that President Obama has outed me as a Libertarian and has made me a lot more weary on things that I was not weary about in the previous eight years of the Bush administration.
But it is not because of Obama so much.
It is about all of it, the whole issues that are raised to us.
There was an interesting bill that just came before the Senate. One of the ‘audit the fed bills.’ Now I do not know the exact details of the bill, or if there was something buried in the heart of it that might have made the bill not that good.
But on the face of it is like the twilight zone. Scott Brown voted against it, Kyl voted against it, and I thought he was a pretty strong Senator in such things. But regardless it finally got me to a place and a position and a realization that I have not been before.
It’s not about the parties, it is about the individual and the fundamental principles.
The parties are quite meaningless, irrelevant and not that good for America.
It’s about the individual, and not the party. I know I said awhile back, I think I did anyways, on this blog, that the parties are fighting over this and it is no longer really about the Government, but about the parties, about the party, and that just smacks about the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
Well there is nothing more European or more ‘European Tracks’ then just having to choose a party or a power base in order to be led.
Nazis and Communists. All with the same basic idea, just that there slight variation on the theme of big Government.
And here we are, because honestly the more time goes on the more I am beginning to feel like we are being sold down the river by both parties. That both parties keep on betraying us and our ideals and our principles and the will of the people.
The Democrats certainly would not be where they are without Republican help, certainly now and even through some of the past expansions of Government.
Sure there are some good individuals in our Governments and in our system, some great individuals.
But that is the point I think. We need, generally, a party structure. But it should not be about the parties.
Our founders gave us a system of individual rights, not collective rights, that the individual and ultimately the individual states have all the power and all the rights over our own lives.
That we are endowed by our creator by certain inalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and then the other rights in our Bill of Rights.
So if this is so great a system for us and how we are supposed to be as a country and as a Government then why is it not a good system for those we elect as our representatives?
If we stick with just looking at the parties that is a path to insanity and frustration, the only hope we have is if we concentrate on the individual and his or her greatness, and his or her commitment to liberty.
Only then do we have a chance, and by restoring our responsibilities to Government, that we have a chance as a people.