Dennis Prager, one of my all time heroes on several issues, says he prefers clarity to agreement. I agree with him. It’s hard sometimes to tell where people stand on the important issues of our day. Democrats especially, but some Republicans too, cloud their views by pandering or speaking politicalese, spewing general statements that are supposed to tell the voters that they are great guys or gals. I understand this tendency, since it works a lot of the time. On the other hand, it lacks courage. A good politician is supposed to lead sometimes, and not just follow. He or she can’t lead too much, or they really do get out of touch with their base or with the populace. But they should resist the urge to pander.
One of my major goals with this blog is to resist the urge to pander, to the left or the right. In that interest, here is how I stand on some of today’s relevant issues. I invite you to state how you stand on these also:
The War in IraqWe were right to go there. The world is a better place without Saddam in control. This war gave the people of Iraq the chance to form a democracy and enter the 21st century.
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