What Is Your Political Platform? Ep. 1: Defense


Democracy works best when the constituency is well-informed and well-educated. When populations are well-informed and well-educated, issues and concerns could be discussed in thoughtful and contemplative ways. As the United States is a Representative Democracy, we elect similarly-minded individuals to represent our views within the Senate and the House of Representatives. How do we know…

Reality Distortion Field, GOP-style


Our political climate is horrible. You might say, “Duh, I know this.” Knowing something doesn’t necessary mean you are aware of the insidious and nuanced misinformation propagated by politicians at every turn. Even the worst politicians are usually able to weave a fantasy narrative about how they are “right,” and their opponent is “wrong,” in…

>Tea Party and Constitutional Confusion


> “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;” The Tea Party, like I’ve said in past writings, has…

>Thoughts: Tea Party v. Federal Reserve Banking System


> The Tea Party has some good ideas. Eliminating the Federal Reserve is not one of them. People blame the Federal Reserve Banking System (FRBS) for such things as devaluing the dollar and causing the Great Depression. People actually do those things, through their misguided notions of trying to help – not the FRBS. That…

>U.S. Budget Observations 1981-2007


> I have the permission to use the chart at the right, because I created using data from the Budget of the United States Government, Government Printing Office (GPO). American citizens are pretty blind when it comes to political parties, government spending, who spends more, etc. I am not immune to ignorance myself, but I…

>Sudan Leader to Accept Secession of South – NYTimes.com


> Sudan, from CIA World Factbook Sudan Leader to Accept Secession of South This July, 2011, the continent of Africa, and the world, will gain a new state. Barring any further controversy, conflict, civil war, the country of Sudan will divide into two separate countries. I have no idea what these countries will be named.…