American Politics; God, faith, and the Bible; Libs and Cons from Commies to Fascists (Fascism is when the Gov't controls the means of production, but we here, now, have it that the private sector controllers of the means of production controls the Gov't...which isn't the opposite of Fascism, just a new category).
Lot's of earnest, seemingly intractible viewpoints.
We all live here together (meaning, you live here with me!). Therefore, I feel comfortable in asking, where have you culled your beliefs?
My B.A. is in Economics and the law school I went to was Top-35 at the time, I was raised a Catholic (Dad was the Sacristan and Mom was the head of the Ladies' Alter Society, I was a Knight Commander in the Knights of the Alter). I consider myself an American (a way disenchanted American).
Many of the arguments (not just in this post) heard in the land these days are just such obvious regurgitations of what, in the past, have been referred to as "the company-line" points of view. What has happened to critical thinking? Where has the ability to assess by the case-by-case gone? Why do so many people tend to group anything into one of two groups (Christian or non; Dem or Rep; Lib or Con etc)?
Where are you getting your information? If it is being dispersed to you, in toto, via any media format, doubt it my friend. Doubt it strongly. Do start thinking for yourself, if something interests you, but if you start expounding on the subject almost verbatim, try to catch yourself...and think some more on the topic. Because you very probably have been herded. There are more than the two opposing points of view. The best Democracy has to offer, the highest social satisfaction and economic utility is derived from the distillation of many inputs, not just two. Please stop being herded and for my, and others, sake stop being default proponents of the herders insidious"only two of everything" line of reasoning.
That having been said, I still can't beat griz. Was just thinking about it the other day and realized I may have an additional 3 championships if but for his mastery...but that's ok there is Ferdie Schupp at some point in his future.