Friday, August 17, 2012

What unites us politically?

Short intro: I listened to two buddies recently arguing politics. Borh are divided politically just like the rest of us.  They both did the typical form of argumentation that we all are so acclimated to.  Why their party leaders were better than theirs, the negative attacks, some witty comments and the typical stuff associated with their own values, morals and beliefs.

I then asked them simply, what do they both agree on.  They had no suggestions.  I then asked them about war in the Middle East.  Both agreed and did not like our national policies on war and the threat of harm to our armed services.  We reached something all three of us agreed upon.  Now I can use that in this post.  What exactly do most Americans want politically united?

First, this is not as simple as it might seem.  To find commonality instead of what we are divided upon is a tad bit harder.  It is easy to find what we disagree on.  It is also easy to criticize and go negative.  It is hard to get unity on what are the problems, much less the possible solutions.

I did some research on the Internet on what historically most of us believe in common including the way we want to be governed as one nation, undivided that love our country.  Here is a link that I found.

This link strongly suggests and explains what we Americans typically value when voting. Further, it further it explains our national political ideology-our values, virtues, morals and history as a nation; and as individuals.

Republicanism is a historical idea and a philosophy that we all have in common.  Has nothing to do with our two-party system by any sense of a rational mind.  In common, we love our country because if we did not, a rational person would leave or expatriate to somewhere else one sees or believes would be better for them.

To further drive home this point, there are more people internationally coming here, than us going to their country.  So as a united nation, most of us feel fortunate and proud to proclaim USA as our home; despite our varied problems and extreme difficulty in agreeing what is best for all of us on any given political issue, or solution to any present or future high priority national problem.

Now most of us experienced politicians have to be prepared to address many political issues including those that we are divided upon.  Hence, most politicians except stupid ones like myself, generally will be really ambiguous on hotly divided issues such as abortion, guns, marriage and such issues for a good reason-fear of voter alienation.  As a candidate, most politicians have a general rule of thumb to limit voter alienation to around 10% to really be able to win any election.  I know-sad.

This political reality of voter alienation is why usually, one cannot get a straight answer from many ambiguous and rhetorical yahoo politicians.  I tried to be the opposite and clearly would address any issue, risking voter alienation of almost everybody, preferring voters and non-voters knew and appreciated my own openess, honesty and integrity. 

Further, I already knew to win an election, I could not just simply go either negative; nor have no solutions to important and high priority issues that just keep changing year to year. 

For example, there were subtle changes from my campaign on voter issue priorities from 2006 to the present that required a slight modification to my own position.  I also did a good job as a candidate from understanding my own position contrasted to voter expectations.  I continuously was refining and getting better relatively as a candidate.  I was pretty happy getting 20% of the vote in 2010 during the primary election.

Furthermore, I also was a realistic and knew I would almost need a "miracle" to win the election.  I had solid reasons for why I decided to run for Congress as a statesman and my goal was really a good reason for all-to unite our nation-to help as many as possible.  That kind of goal I am still addressing even today. 

Finally, an attempt a  real short and concise statement of what I have learned that we have in common:

1. Most of us love our country and our founding documents such as the United States Constitution.     However, we are deeply divided by what I refer to as started by FDR-progressive politics that the     Constitution is an evolving document, which I personally totally disagree and consider it the reason    we are in such a tremendous mess based on monetary and fiscal policy.

2. Most of us believe in our founding fathers vision now and try our best hoping our politicians     follow it explicitly; despite changes like shifts from a rural nation to now being more urban. For      example, most of us support the constitutional Bill of Rights and the rest of the constitutional      amendments, and all laws and regulations derived from them.

3. Most of us want our many governments, from national to local limited narrowly to provide some basic services to which we will pay some nominal taxes we really dislike and try one's best to keep them as low as we can without compromise, corruption or pay of them to special interest groups.

4. There are really a long list of what we like and dislike about our nation including the federal      government.  Some of the top things we want in common from the federal government are really      basic and so taken for granted, but fundamentally important, most of us will agree in general:

We all want to protected from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

We want our freedoms and liberties upheld and kept, while wanting those who infringe upon those precious items, held accountable for criminal conduct because of their bad decisions from poor values and morals. For example, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right of the individual and the dual sovereignty of a national and state government.

We all want quality education for our children.

We want a good economic climate now and in the future including jobs and a good business climate.

We want and expect our national government and the politicians that we elected, to be honest like us, and have some fiscal constraint on how they use our tax receipts both efficiency and effectively about like we do, having to live on a budget within what we can afford. (Fiscal and monetary constraint).

We want our nation to be respected and considered good and moral having good virtue both internationally and domestically preferring to feel positive and inspired by our  leaders. 

In closing, this writing really sux.  That is something I humbly can admit most will agree.  It is really pretty darn hard to simply write a blog post that is short and concise trying to capture what unites us as one people, one nation based on all these various factors including our religious beliefs and founding documents.

I am out of here.  I got some more important stuff to do right now on a personal level.  My dirty dishes are calling and it is almost lunch time.  The final piece to this puzzle is most of us dislike all the negatives and the lack of detail from most of these rhetorical and ambiguous politicians most of us do not trust.

Later, subject to editing later.

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