I hate politics, but it’s just something I can’t seem to let go of. I was raised in a Democratic family, so I was a Democrat. I didn’t know why, but that’s what I was.
When I was in my thirties I got interested in a book by Ayn Rand called “Atlas Shrugged.” By the time I finished reading it, I thought I was a Libertarian. It took me about six months of being a Libertarian to realize that libertarianism can only work if all people are equal: Equally strong, equally intelligent, equally able to actually perform any task that might appear before them. You know, EQUAL.
It didn’t take long for me to figure out that Libertarianism just won’t work. Try to get a person who is physically or mentally handicapped to work alongside a telephone lineman. Get the idea?
So I decided I was a Republican. That lasted until Richard Nixon drowned in that Watergate thing. It looked like I was a Democrat again. After that it was Jimmy Carter. Well, what can I say? We can’t win ‘em all.
We did have eight good years with Bill Clinton, sandwiched in between a couple of Bushes. Anyone with an open mind can see that Barack Obama couldn’t get us all the way out of Junior’s briar-patch in just one term. He seems to be making a little progress, though, despite his enemies in Congress. I’m in favor of giving him another four years to finish the job we elected him to do. I’ll be writing about that and other stuff here.
Me personally? I’m a retired Federal officer living the good life on the bayou. Sonaofagun we have big fun!