Well, that’s only once that it’s occured like this, next time might be different! I choose to be optimistic that next time I’ll be able to heard.There’s also the fact that I wasn’t aware of the rules and how the game was played; now I know that you can’t expect folks to give you a chance - as my precinct chairman said when I noted how underhanded the “roll call” vote ploy is, that’s how it works. I’ll just have to adapt.
As long as it’s better than Love in the Time of Cholera, I might read it. Geez, who knew that you would have to read such explicit stuff in high school.
I’m not arguing for inaction, quite the opposite. Don’t sit around, vote, argue with some GOP mates and think you’ve done your part. Act. Get out there and do something for what you believe in.
Then I’ve misunderstood you and I apologize for that. Don’t think though, that I’m limiting myself to voting and going to a convention every two years; I’m trying to make a much greater commitment to the party than that.
I agree with conservative principles and that’s why I’m trying so hard to get more involved; because, honestly, a voice of moderation has to be heard on some points in the Republican party and somene needs to remind them that being fiscally irresponsible is not a conservative ideal.
This is true, however, slow, small change after brutal years of slogging through the bullshit you describe seems much less effective than simply being a change yourself.
“Being the change you want to be.” is a great ideal but one person isn’t enough to achieve real change. One person driving a Corrolla instead of a Hummer doesn’t solve global warming; don’t misunderstand, I agree with your point but I would expand it further. You have to reflect your ideals or at least strive to do so before you can try to move others to do the same.
Being involved in a group increases your chances of achieving a goal a lot more than trying to start it by yourself.
Anyway, what I meant was that one is not forced to follow the laws. One can choose to violate them and possibly face certain consequences. As I said in a later post, there are dangers to violating a law, yes, but there are dangers (I’d even argue more dangers) to driving or riding in an automobile.
Now I get it, but knowing that there are consequences pretty much forces me to consider the worth of not following laws and deciding almost invariably that it’s not worth it. Not to say that there are exceptions, civil disobedience for example, but unless your going to break the law for a righteous reason or human dignity you might as well consider yourself chained to the law. But I see that’s where our paths diverge.
Monarchy is about as representative of the people as our democracy, but with a lot more panache. =P
I don’t believe a monarch is going to care about civil rights or the treatment of minorties at all. A Democracy at least enhances the chances of that. A monarchy would result in social disparity like France in pre-French Revolution times because having power in one man results in tyranny by default. Democracy has checks and balances agains that and there are lots more voices which can be heard.