In the Beginning
Rational Nation USA
In the beginning the original concept for this blog, Rational Nation USA, was quite different than what it eventually became.
Since its inception on June 29th of 2009 this site has been a strong advocate for limited responsible government, true liberty, and fiscally sound economic policy. The site's Conservative Manifesto clearly spells out the principles for which it stands. It continues to stand by these principles, unequivocally.
So you may ask, what then was the original concept for Rational Nation USA? In a nutshell, it was envisioned to be a forum that would present political views from the right, the center, and the left. In other words a political cross section of American viewpoints. The challenge of course was to line up a moderate and a liberal with the interest and time to take a single issue and present their views in a respectful and persuasive manner. Of course yours truly was to be the bona fide independent conservative.
Guess what... either there was no one with the time or interest in pursuing such a worthy cause, or else there was no on who wished to suffer the wrath of the ideologues. So, as a result the original concept for Rational Nation USA never got off the ground. The result... I was left with presenting passionate and often snarky posts in support of what else? My independent conservative positions. In the process I pissed off both the left, heretofore progressive collectivists, as well as the conservatives that should have been supportive of the conservative principles that real conservatives have supported for years... At least until the age of GWB and his brand of socialistic compassionate conservatism. I leave the implications for each to decide what exactly this implies.
The point of this post? I guess it is that this nation , it's politicians, elected government officials, and the voting public are so focused on ideology they fail to recognize the grave threat to our liberty and independence. We have economic and infrastructure problems that severely threaten our future economic security as a nation. And they are deepening each day we fail to address the real core issues.
The nation's political ideologues are so focused on winning their ideological point and preserving their sacred turf they fail to recognize that this is the 21st century and modern realities require thinking outside the box of 20th century conventional wisdom. Both conservatives and liberal are guilty of his and I will be the first independent conservative to admit the error.
Until such time as the politicians and the power structure of both parties realize where the gravest threat lies the nation will remain at peril of losing it's domestic security as well as it's preeminence on the world stage. Some believe it is already to late to salvage our former position internationally. I happen to think we still have a shoot at regaining our national esprit de corps. But it will only happen if reasonable individuals of all "American" political views come together and find SOLUTIONS to our MUTUALLY SHARED problems and the pressing issues of the day.
At the expense of once again pissing off the conservative base I offer the following rational article that all should consider. It is entitled "Progressive Economics - Part 1". I respectfully suggest all continue to visit this site. At least until the series is complete. Rational Nation USA has it's differences with the blog author politically. But accurate statistical data is hard to argue with, and only a fool tries.
I remain a modern independent conservative and classical liberal and proud of it. I swore I would never resort to the often commonplace vulgar language of the left. However, today I will say to anyone who may attempt to malign me or my allegiance to the "real" conservative cause... Go F yourselves.
Sorry... It's time to get down and get real. This nation has problems to solve. It is past time we did. Our Founding Fathers faced problems that would completely render the current crop of politicians on both sides of the aisle impotent. But wait... they already are.