Thursday, November 09, 2006

Today's quote: Nov. 9, 2006

"It seems to have been one of the corruptions of intelligence by positivism to assume that argument ends when agreement is reached."


John Courtney Murray, 'We Hold These Truths'

2 Comments:

Blogger Ray from MN said...

Welcome to St Blog's Parish, Mr. D.I.H!

You seem intent on developing a theme for the 21st Century. My head aches already, but I subscribe to the mission.

I come from the traditional "liberal" wing of American politics and thought. And I have been left behind in some respects, these most recent thirty years.

I'm wondering if "liberal" and "conservative" are the proper distinctions to make as we grow.

I ran into an old friend who I hadn't seen for a very long time at Mass a couple of weeks ago.

Her first question was "Have you become a Republican?" She had heard, no doubt from a mutual friend, that I was no longer hanging out on the skinny branches of the left of the DFL Party.

While I did assure that although I was now voting primarily on Pro-Life issues and also subscribe to most conservative family issues, I do retain most of my liberal views on economic, labor, international, poverty, distribution of wealth and other issues, tempered by the fact that thirty additional years of experience have taught me that some things just don't work.

She seemed relieved. I think.

Voting is difficult these days. We now have access to information on candidates and issues like has never been given before.

We do need a new theme upon which to hang our decision making.

I'll be looking forward to seeing what you will be presenting. And perhaps I might be able to make the occasional contribution or ask a pertinent question.

I'll keep the bottle of aspirin nearby in case the head starts to ache too much.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Richard Vigilante said...

Welcome aboard.

One subject we will definitely get to is why the GOP is not the whole answer for Christian Democrats. For one thing they will never get redistributionist issues right, in part because the Dems won't let them.

4:40 PM  

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