I have varying convictions on many subjects. I hold positions that are considered left and others that are considered right. I really believe that anyone who claims that they are 100% on one side is simply deluding themselves.
I believe in the concept of the "marketplace of ideas" where every idea can be challenged and the weak ideas are weeded out. I believe that dialogs should be honest , frank and civil. One may argue passionately for his cause without being callus. As long as the truth is valued disagreement is manageable.
I also believe that we have more in common than we have differences. Sometimes it's best to start on common ground and work from there. for example; regardless of whom you voted for, Dem, Rep or Lib, do you honestly believe that Washington represents you?.
I don't think that politicians and corporatist are necessarily evil or conspiring against us. I believe the machinery of our government is broken. Like a poorly maintained vehicle, it may start, it may run but it runs badly, wastes fuel and smells bad.
I believe that the broken system repels quality people and both attracts and supports the lesser characters. Characters who's lust for power, privilege and profit blind them to everything and everyone that deviates from those pursuits.
The big question is what can be done about it?
We will never have great leaders until we stop mistaking Charm for Character, Ambition for Ability, Education for Intelligence, and the lack of transgression for integrity.
The meat grinder that is Washington prevents quality candidates by finding their indiscretions, no mater how innocuous and exploiting them. It's " panem et circenses"
That's it! The abortion debate is over. The Catholics have just used the term "Fetus" and admitted that it is not a person.
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