Someone asked me yesterday what my politics were. I sent out a series of tweets explaining them. New readers to my blog might quickly jump to the conclusion that I am a left-wing, bleeding heart liberal nutbag, but they would be wrong.
They are living in a zero-sum world that a two-party system produces. Real life exists in multiple shades of gray.
Here is what I believe. If you want to stuff these beliefs into one of two pigeon holes and tag me left or right, that is your failing, not mine.
- I believe we are all connected to each other and my politics extend from that. What affects you, affects me.
- No man achieves anything on his own. He is helped by the previous generation and those before them and those before him.
- We should work to expand rights, not take them away.
- Economic clout does not define the worth of a human being.
- Job training is not education. A devaluation in education devalues our culture and society as a whole.
- We should reward for individual achievement, but not at the expense of those who help along the way. No goal is ever made without the rest of the team guarding the scorekeeper or advancing the ball.
- Government needs to be a COUNTERWEIGHT to business, not an enabler. Business is driven singularly by profit; government should be fiercely committed to protecting citizens from their overlap on personal rights.
- The only commitment government has to business is to provide a secure and safe environment to conduct business, i.e., safe roads, railways, intellectual property defense, border control, courts.
- Minority rights are to be protected, not squashed. Majority can take care of itself through the Law of Tonnage.
That damn political party does NOT exist. The parties that do only thirst for power for themselves, not the people they purport to serve.