About American Theocracy
This is where I, your humble writer, talk about political issues. Primarily U.S. politics but the world gets smaller all the time and with our foreign involvements limiting myself to only stateside issues seems to miss part of the picture. I certainly have a special concern regarding the ongoing erosion of the separation of church and state in the U.S. However, really just about anything in the political realm is fair game.
Now a bit about myself as a series of statements in no particular order:
I am an average citizen concerned about politics in America.
I believe that America is a great country. However, I am concerned about recovery from the Bush era. Repairing the damage that has been done at the whim of the neocons is going to take time.
I am an independent, progressive Democrat. I am concerned about civil liberties, social equality and the environment. The Democrats are where I fit in best in our 2 party system.
I do not work in politics. Although, I have volunteered at times for causes I support.
Anything I write here reflects my personal views not those of people I know, the company I work for or anyone else.
I do not write full time, obviously. I hope to write and discuss issues more frequently. It is easy to get distracted by day to day life and miss making my thoughts heard.
I think I am not alone in my failure to participate more actively due to everyday concerns.
I write because I believe there are not enough viewpoints actively participating in our current political dialog.
I am originally from the Midwest, currently live in the West, and have traveled the country quite a bit. I have met many people of divergent faiths and viewpoints. I do not believe that people who disagree with me are inherently bad or evil. Our country is filled with a lot of good, earnest people many of whom I fundamentally disagree with.
I am not against religion itself. I strongly support the right for people to practice whatever faith they have found. My concern begins when decisions of government are made on the basis of religious belief.
I do not believe that there is one true path to enlightenment.
I do not believe that big business has the best interests of the average citizen in mind when making decisions. For profit corporations exist for the enrichment of shareholders. While there are exceptions, trusting them all to act as the best of them is folly.