Former: The Most Important Word In Government Titles

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

The most important thing to keep in mind about having a role in the State is that it ends, and then you go home and you’re just another citizen again. This is really important. My father, with whom I agree…

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My Way: Calls For “Unity” Are Inherently Autocratic

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

This focus on “unity” and “divisiveness” is flat-out unhealthy for a democracy and really needs to stop. “Unity” just means “you all should do what I want”. What else could it mean? The person calling for unity is never offering…

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Just Sayin’: How A Democracy Would Organize Its Military

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Not as a miniature bubble of autocracy, that’s for sure. What sane democracy would centralize its most dangerous weaponry under the control of the citizens least in tune with its societal values? Seriously: the United States’ military as currently constituted…

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Inalienable: A Democracy Cannot Take Away A Citizen’s Right To Vote

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

This one seems to be inexplicably controversial. But seriously, follks. The right of all citizens to vote is what makes a democracy a democracy. Or a republic, for all you pedants in the back. It’s so much a part of…

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You Need To Read This: How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

You very much need to read this, from Current Affairs. He’s right, and brave to say this. Saying that someone was “responsible for the deaths of U.S. service members” does not, in and of itself, tell us anything about whether…

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Moar War: Well, That Was Timely

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

So, my last post (Just Sayin: How A Democracy Would Go To War) turned out to be waaaaay more timely than I’d planned. That’s probably not a good thing. I’m not trying to be timely. I decided to start writing…

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Just Sayin: How A Democracy Would Go To War

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

War is bad, mmmkay? But sometimes, it’s necessary. The thing is, we really, really, don’t agree on when. Hell, at this point there’s an active component of the American public who think we shouldn’t have gone to war against the…

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