NeoNotes - Liberty should be the goal
❝❝I'd like to see this as a starting point.
We need to be FOR something instead of AGAINST everything not on the approved topic list.
We need solutions that don't exile people politically. That's something that both major parties have been way too guilty of. It shouldn't be Winner Take All so the Wise Officials can hand out the Official Benefits for being on the correct side.
Personally I could probably give you one hundred and thirteen reasons why progressive thought is a dead end. Give me another five minutes, and I can give you another hundred and thirteen reasons why conservatism is a dead end. But like kenofken said, none of that shows the way out of this mess.
Whether progressives like to admit it or not, the last eight years have been about forcing a certain viewpoint down American throats. Whether conservatives like to admit it or not, the previous eight years were about forcing a certain viewpoint down American throats.
I believe that the goal should be liberty. I admit I am biased. I do not think government can be trusted to do things for the common good. I remember how excited environmentalists were during the Carter years when government power was expanded. And then Reagan was elected and James Watt was appointed Secretary of the Interior. All that power was going to be used against the environmental goals.
Maybe the answer shouldn't be who gets to call the shots. Maybe the answer should be restraining government so it can't be a threat to the things you consider important.
I've suggested that here before. I know it's not popular. But if one President expands power, there's no guarantee that the next one will use that power wisely.
Maybe we shouldn't be so eager to hand our power over to someone we elect.❞❞
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