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Written political opinion has been shared since humans could write! The internet has allowed bloggers a place to put their view on the world for everyone to see.  Most would classify my opinion as moderate libertarian.  I believe that government should be as small as possible while ensuring individual’s rights and freedoms.

Presidential Republican Candidates Need to Stay Away from “Social Issues”

Politically, I identify mostly with the idea of libertarianism.  The definition of which defers person to person (much like "right" and "left") but the the tiny political party claiming to represent the ideology, provides a pretty good baseline definition, Libertarians believe in, and pursue, personal freedom while maintaining personal responsibility. *** Libertarians strongly oppose any government interfering in their personal, family and business decisions.  Essentially, we believe all Americans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit as long as they do no harm to another. In a nutshell, we are advocates for a smaller [...]

By | 2016-02-08T21:12:15+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Politics|6 Comments

Free Community College Won’t Solve Any Problems and May Lead to Unintended Consequences

Recently, President Obama proclaimed that he wants to provide free community college for those that want to work for it: Free Education! A fantastic goal, however, I believe there are two unintended consequences that will be discussed years after this program is enacted (if it is ever enacted at all).  Of course, politicians either often choose to ignore glaring unintended consequences, or do not see them at all so my post which will be seen by tens of hundreds of people is likely not to matter all that much. The first and obvious unintended consequence is that the program will basically make [...]

By | 2016-02-22T13:46:29+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Politics|4 Comments

I Can’t Believe I have Been Blogging for 4 Years

On August 5th of 2008 I put up my first post.  I had no idea if anyone would read about my journey, nevertheless care about what was going on in my life, but I wanted to share my thoughts with whoever wanted to read them.  Since putting that first post up I have seen somewhere between 570,000 and 630,000 pageviews (analytics vs sitemeter) and while that is probably a day’s worth of views for a news site I am pretty happy with it, especially since most of the first year or so I was getting under 15 page views a day. I [...]

Be Very Scared If the Supreme Court of the United States Upholds Obamacare

It was almost exactly two years ago I asked the question whether Obamacare was constitutional and it seems we might finally find out the answer.  The Supreme Court of the United States is allowing 6 hours over the next couple days to answer 4 very specific issues that will ultimately decide the fate of the individual mandate and probably Obamacare as a whole. The issue that most people care about is whether the Federal Government can force citizens to purchase health insurance or get penalized for failing to do so.  I think most people forget/never knew that the Federal government is one [...]

By | 2013-09-26T14:56:24+00:00 March 26th, 2012|Politics|31 Comments

The Fundamental Difference Between Conservatives and Liberals When it Comes to Equality

Every morning while getting ready for work I have CNBC on as background noise, and I saw a commercial the other morning that really got me to thinking about something other than money and personal finance.  It was some MSNBC anchor talking about he just wants, “equality” and I immediately thought to myself, “who besides those crazy KKK guys doesn’t want equality?”  Then as I am brushing teeth it hit me, if me and this guy want the same thing (i.e. equality) why do I consistently want to tear the TV off the wall every time I stop on MSNBC? Prior to [...]

By | 2013-09-26T14:58:50+00:00 July 15th, 2011|Politics|19 Comments