I have been unable to fit myself into the label republican or democrat, liberal or conservative. I see strengths and weaknesses on both sides. I also see the hypocrisy. The right tends to believe that people can be trusted to make economic choices for themselves, but their personal lives are corrupt and must be regulated. The left holds the opposite view. I happen to agree with neither. The smaller our government, the better.
Eric at Eric's Grumbles Before The Grave explains political beliefs as a grid, versus a 2-dimensional scale. I like this model much better. Looking at the two spectrums, totalitarianism versus individualism, I definitely fall closer to individualism and between socialism versus capitalism, closer to capitalism. Knowing this, it still does not help me find mainstream politicians who support my views.
The Last Day of the Semester - This is a more personal update versus financial. Please skip if that does not interest you. Today is the last day of Princess and Gymnast first semester ...
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