I wish to bring another perspective, a perspective not often advanced, to many of the problems: social, economic, political, and environmental, which hold the attention of the citizens of the United States of America, though rarely that of our lawmakers, and perhaps offer some solutions to some of them.

I am registered to vote as a Democrat, yet I don’t always agree with the party line, which is a large part of my motivation to write this blog.  There are positions of all the parties that I strongly agree and disagree with.  No party is completely perfect nor imperfect.  Personally, I think the political parties are creating more problems than they solve.  This is in large part because they are big money-making/vote-getting machines and are focused on that, not on the needs of this country or its people.   Thomas Jefferson, said: “I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.”  I completely agree.

 

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