I lead an occasionally interesting life filled with adventures and a lot of naps, rarely at the same time. I am simultaneously an emerging business professional/success story and a secretly immature kid at heart. I am an old soul and a modern "hipster", apparently. I am a contradiction, but not.
Let your stalking begin. Expect discussions of coffee, philosophy, music postings and images of the things I am interested in being reblogged because I am too lazy to develop original internet content.
The electoral count and a lot of the mandates passed tonight have really surprised and elated me. We have shown once again that we are motivated to move towards constructive change, rather than shy away from it because it makes us uneasy to embrace the potential for our lives to change in a profound way when it comes with some real risks. We see that even though this road may be uneasy, whether that involves being more active in reviving our economy or changing our policies on marriage and social change, the place that we are headed on this road is much brighter than if we were to stand still or move a few steps back.
Watch Ron Paul’s Speech After New Hampshire Primary (by PBSNewsHour)
Dr. Paul finishes 2nd in NH!!! :D
ron paul revolution give us back our constitution!!
bring them home! bring them home!! (the troops) <3
Ron Paul revolution? This is horrifying. Obama just brought home the Iraq deployment of the foreign combat troops with a plan to reduce Afghanistan forces tapering involvement over the next year. Was our incursion into these foreign countries unjustified and wrong? Yes, but like any mistake it is our job to responsibly fix it, and they doesn’t mean immediate pull out.
Give us back our constitution? The constitution is a living document that our founding fathers wrote to give us a foundation for this nation, built on the very idea that the government was for the people. Not dead people, not the past founding fathers, but people living in the moment. It was not mean to be adhered to for eternity, because the founding fathers had no clue what they future held. Their one goal was to create a government with a set of ideals that we were to never stray from; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The only thing restricting these virtues from taking center stage is the never ending tirade of political bullshit swarming around every menial decision government faces. Shut up, look at the facts, the data, give it to us straight and set forth policies that benefit the greatest number of us. Work your way to a better future, and not your own pointless re-election.
Read Common Sense by Thomas Paine, the oh so beautiful political philosophy book that inspired our revolution and was, a mere 240 years later, mutilated by the likes of Glenn Beck and conservatives for their own agendas. Paine knows that governments are by the people, for the people. He would be appalled to see the constitution waved in the air like a prop. A movement to return strictly to the ideals on a 250 year old piece of parchment? Have we lost our minds? Paine would disapprove, as would Washington and the rest of the men you claim to honor but rather disgrace daily.
Do I believe in smaller government? Yes. But we are in a hole that needs to be dug out of before we can even think of simply down sizing for the hell of it.
I am frustrated beyond belief with the rhetoric this campaign by the GOP, and the democratic inability to confront these allegations.
Allegations that paint me, and anyone that falls towards a liberal or progressive end of the spectrum, as un-american. A virus that needs curing. I am part of your nation, learn to live with me as I have learned to live and work with you.
I am a progressive, and I am more American than you give me credit for. I, more than you stand for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For the separation of church and state. For the preservation of the virtues, not the words on paper, that this nation was founded on. The continued corruption of our constitution as a weapon against true, uninhibited freedom and equality makes me ill.