When Political Ideology Strikes Home

When political ideology strikes home, a man truly faces gut check time, particularly if that man’s politics is at least slightly in the public sphere, as mine are through this blog and my actions with the Libertarian Party, among other things.

As a Libertarian, I oppose any government mandates on what kinds of coverage insurance companies must offer.
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Something We Need to Remember

Non-interventionism applies to EVERY internal affair of another nation, even internal conflicts where we feel one side is fighting for their basic human freedoms.

I’ve seen a lot of libertarians, both ‘L’ and ‘l’, getting worked up about the ‘crisis’ in Iran and saying we need to support the Iranians and even a few have gone so far as to say our government needs to get involved.
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Sound Familiar?

Another cause was the fact that First Leader fought many wars, bringing the nation to the verge of bankruptcy, and Second Leader supported the dissidents during another country’s Revolution, exacerbating the precarious financial condition of the government. The national debt amounted to almost two billion [dollars, this was from a long time ago]. The social burdens caused by war included the huge war debt, made worse by the leadership’s military failures and ineptitude, and the lack of social services for war veterans. The inefficient and antiquated financial system was unable to manage the national debt, something which was both caused and exacerbated by the burden of a grossly inequitable system of taxation. Another cause was the continued conspicuous consumption of the rich, especially the [White House and Congressional leadership], despite the financial burden on the populace. High unemployment and high bread prices caused more money to be spent on food and less in other areas of the economy. There was too little internal trade and too many customs barriers.

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Education in 1984

Note: 1984 was published 60 years ago today, and in honor of that occassion I am re-posting this article. This was actually one of the first political blog posts I ever wrote, back way before the idea for SWGAPolitics.com had ever entered my head and I was still doing everything in Myspace.
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My Plan to Solve Georgia’s Voter Verification Problem

Thursday, I wrote about Karen Handel’s problems with the US Department of Justice, specifically the face that DOJ ruled some of the procedures her office as Secretary of State put in place for voter verification purposes. In fact, the DOJ had found that sixty percent of those people the Secretary of State’s office had listed as ‘non-citizens’ were, in fact, citizens.

I’ve been asked by some, including Peach Pundit’s Icarus and others connected to Ms. Handel’s Governor campaign, about what specifically I would do differently.
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