This blog is a personal journal of sorts of a writer and blogger from Michigan. (about 15 miles south of Detroit….)
What is your Worldview?
My feelings about this Country, can be summed up in these videos:
Or, if you want a text explanation:
Basically, what I am is this: I am an Americanist. Some call it American Nationalist. Well, okay, if you insist on that. Maybe Populist, not really a progressive populist. But just someone that believes that this Country is the best place on earth. While not perfect, it beats Iran, China, North Korea or Venezuela!
If you are looking for a political label. I am somewhere, in a very happy place, between a moderate conservative and a blue-dog Democrat. Something that really does not exist in the Republican or Democratic Parties anymore. Everything is so extreme; Democrats are so far left, and the Republicans are so far right. Where does that leave the rest of us? Some people call it muddled, I like to call it realistic or, if you want a better word; pragmatic.
As for political parties: I have voted Democrat and Republican in my days. What I do in the future depends on what happens with both parties.
I totally reject Wilsonian foreign policy I believe there are other ways to resolve conflict besides War. I am a Christian after all. However, I want to make clear, I am not total pacifist. I believe in justified war and constitutionally declared war. Something we did not get with the Iraq War. However, I happen to believe that Afghanistan war WAS totally justified.
However, if you are looking for a short answer. I simply love America and believe it to be the greatest Nation on planet earth.
How I feel about Guns and Gun Ownership:
How I feel about Abortion:
Basically, you can consider my position to be about the same as this organization here.
How I feel about the death penalty:
I feel it should be law in all 50 states, but should be used sparingly and only for the most heinous of crimes — such as first degree murder.
About the Blog and my blogging history:
This blog picks up as the next in line to the last two previous blogs that I ran. The first was a “Historic Populist” blog that I started in the middle of 2006. I ran that blog for about a year. After that, and because my blog was hacked; I began blogging at a blog called “Political Byline.” I started that blog on December 28, 2007. On October 31, 2011, after it was announced by President Barack Obama announced that the war in Iraq was over and after my web host then decided to act like total buffoons — I pulled the plug on that blog. The reason is that blog’s purpose was essentially over.
Needless to say, my attitude towards politics has changed a huge deal since 2006, when I started my first blog. I don’t even look at politics, America, capitalism, anything the same anymore. I was so very wrong about so much when I was younger.
If have anymore questions on any particular issue, just ask. I’ll be happy to answer.