Welcome to Political Badger. Thank you for visiting. For those of you who know that our current system is broken… for those of you who are pretty sure both parties are doing something wrong but maybe you’re just not sure exactly what… for those of you who think there has to be a better option than just republican or democrat… And for those of you who just don’t have the time or patience to try to figure it all out… You have come to the right place!

It’s pretty apparent that both parties suck and can’t get it right, but it can be hard to weed through all the bullsh*t on CNN or Foxnews or any number of news outlets and decipher anything intelligible. It’s also easy to get sucked into a rant on TV or a speech from a politician that sounds good. For example, if you heard Barack Obama speak at the democratic national convention during his first run it was easy to believe that he would bring us “hope and change”. He is a powerful speaker… very convincing. We now see that nothing has changed and things have in fact gotten worse.

What’s a person to do? Who should you believe? Who should you vote for? Who can actually fix this country? End poverty? Fix the economy? Our world? The answers to all these questions can be found in one very simple principal: peace or non aggression. .

I’m going to post on a lot of topics: government, war, economics, social issues, politics, and some lighter fun stuff. My hope is to show you that peace is always the right answer. Not to sound like a hippie… I grew up a neocon, pretty much always had a dorky short haircut, never had a tattoo, played sports, made solid grades… But I do think there’s a sort of neohippie movement forming. In a time where things like wealth, success, and capitalism are vilified, neohippies believe that peace brings about wealth and success. So, not only is peace always just and fair, but it is also the surest path to wealth, to ending poverty, to ending persecution, to ending death in the name of democracy overseas, to ending all the evils that power and control over others begets. So, while we peaceloving neohippies believe drugs should be legal and people should be able to marry who they choose, greedy people like me also realize peace is going to make me wealthy (for the record I also believe one should be charitable, but of his or her own volition).

Peace can make us prosper in the traditional sense of the word (wealth) and it can make us prosper in terms of happiness, freedom to choose (what we smoke, what we do in our bedroom, etc). Peace helps us as individuals but it also raises quality of life for everyone as a whole. Relative peace and freedom helped make the United States the wealthiest country in the history of the world. Many of my posts will show how our decline is a direct result of the absence of peace and of the freedoms we have given up.

So next time you’re in the voting booth trying to remember what Rachel Maddow or Bill O’Reilly said on TV last night, forget all that. Ignore the noise. Always vote for the person who guarantees the maximum amount of freedom. Sometimes it’s counterintuitive and you have to think (For example we are taught that if drugs were legal society would go to shit, gangs would run rampant, violence would explode, etc. This is the opposite of the truth as we will explore soon.), but never vote to take away someone’s freedom, whether you agree with the outlawed behavior or not. Next time the freedom being voted away may be your own.

More to come. Thanks again for reading.

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