Welcome to No Politician Left Behind.
No one can truly say whether politics is getting worse or if it has ever really changed, relatively. We may have the same perspective, tolerance and/or distaste for the games we see played now, as those who lived with the political games 50 years ago or 150 years ago. So, hindsight does not give us an accurate view of how things felt in past times to those who lived through it. We cannot compare the current events to prosperous times of other Presidents, nor can we ignore the effect that network television and the internet have on the speed and intensity of awareness to what is going on across the country. I doubt we can even trust that we have learned anything from history since someone is always trying to rewrite it. Some great politics minds recognize that things in politics, just as in the environment, are cyclical, so the “great solutions” that pop up occasionally may just be regurgitation of past attempts to fix things. The one thing that we all can be sure of is that there is currently a lot of major issues we are not satisfied with and that the nation can never relax our effort to be a strong country.
It is my nature to be an optimist. Not all emergencies are as bad as they could be. Not all things need to be acted on immediately. Life goes on. That doesn’t mean something can be put off forever, though. I have a vision for this site and a book it will help develop. There are times to find someone to blame for our woes, but there are more than enough sites, shows and talking heads doing that. There will be issues that we need to tear apart and rebuild, or toss away, but blame cannot be the primary objective when jobs and security are in jeopardy. It is more constructive to focus a sharp eye on wasted resources and misdirection from making progress. Those in power now and in the past can be guilty of corruption or just making the same mistakes that anyone can make. If they don’t change their heart, nor learn from mistakes, then we should not hesitate to protect ourselves from more damage and keep them out of power. Stop new damage first, and then pursue punishment.
One of the primary guidelines of this site is: “Leave your ‘Bad Religion’ at the door!”
This is not an attack on any particular religion. Every group has its bad representatives. Every group, religious and non-religious, suffers from foot-in-mouth moments that haunt their credibility. Your ‘Bad Religion’ may be bad politics, bad activism, bad environmental scientists, bad sound bites, or bad religion. It may just be a misperception of religion based on the bad examples out there. I am Christian. I’m not here to apologize for the stupid or misguided theology of televangelists or people who knocked on your door or over-enthusiastic people you have encountered, or heard about, that tried to cram religion down your throat. I’m not here to answer trick questions or explain away the bad churches out there. There is no subject that I am afraid to debate, religion included, but I will have certain limits on religious attacks, personal attacks and partisan blindness.
Throughout this project, I will look for things to give recognition and praise to, things that have good intention but where implementation needs improvement, and find good-natured humor in almost everything else. Debate me in private or public, or debate others. I do have to hold a “normal” job, so be patient. Don’t pay attention to how old a posting or comment is. This site is older than it looks, and it seems the country’s problems are timeless. If it doesn’t add value to the site, then it may politely disappear. Have a thick skin or start your own site.
I will never have a reason to use anyone’s personal information or give/sell it to anyone, nor will I submit names to a right-wing (or left-wing) extremist list. Significant contributions will be given credit at the appropriate time.
Thank you for visiting.