I have not yet made a decision on whether to run in 2016.
Would you rather live in a 1000 square foot house where everyone else’s was 800, or a 1200 square foot house where everyone else’s was 1400?
This is one of the most intelligent analyses of politics I’ve read in a while. Excerpt:
So the question isn’t (or at least isn’t exclusively), “How do we produce more effective policies?” It’s, “How do we produce men of judgment who will be wise stewards of those policies?” It’s, “How do we produce good statesmen?” The first question is the central preoccupation of the centrally managed state that we live under. The second two are versions of quandaries about the future of the polis that stretch all the way back to ancient Greece, all but forgotten
From a recent conversation I had with His Majesty:
CLASSICAL CONSERVATIVE: People are idiots.
CLASSICAL LIBERAL: Most people are not idiots.
MODERN LIBERAL: Most people are idiots.
MODERN CONSERVATIVE: Most people are not idiots most of the time, but all people are idiots some of the time.
LIBERTARIAN: Idiots are not people.
PALPATINE: Most politicians are idiots.
Rather cynical, as is His Majesty’s wont, but with a bit of the sting of truth, I think.
The rule of law, in complex times,
Has proved itself deficient.
We much prefer the rule of men!
It’s vastly more efficient.
– Thus R.W. Grant
Only under the rule of men is it possible to find new ways to motivate Death Star construction crews.
It seems appropriate at this time to solemnly declare that, notwithstanding ugly rumors to the contrary, I am not Dick Cheney.
The way you turn states from red to purple is to make blue states so intolerable that a lot of people flee them for red states. Then those voters stupidly vote for the same disastrous policies in their new homes.
The Church teaches that the Church is not about politics. The Church proclaims its political neutrality.
Yet the Church is widely perceived as a right-wing organization.
To the question, “Why does the Church seem to be right-wing”, the usual answer offered in the Bloggernacle is that the Church leaders are old, right-wing men.
Because I believe the Church is sincere in its pronouncements, I propose an alternate hypothesis.