13 Dec Comments, Please
After one of our blog posts last year, Principle Based Politics received a comment in the form of this question: “With which political party are you registered to vote? Knowing what side you are on would help me evaluate the points you make.”
The above comment may tell us that the sender sees the world through the eyes of a partisan, or at least he may be a bigger fan of one “side” than the other. And our response, which explained that this humble blogger does not write on behalf of any political party, allowed us to provide a bit more context for the commenter.
Comments also allow fellow readers to assert their own thoughts on the subject raised in the comment itself or regarding the original post, producing a dialogue in which human beings are communicating and hence understanding each other better. It is for these reasons that we (and all of our readers) wish you would enter comments in the box below from time to time.*
*Some who have tried to comment in the past (particularly those using cell phones) may not have seen their message come through on the website. It seems to help if you click the little box that says “Save my name…” We recently upgraded our comment feature so that all responses and replies now should be visible within one hour.
Ten Statements for Reaction
To get the dialogue started, we offer up some brief statements designed to elicit a response. Please choose at least one of these and let us know your thoughts. If you mention the number, all readers will be sure to know which statement you are addressing.
- Joe Biden should not run again.
- If Donald Trump is a sure loser in a general election, which other Republican can defeat him for the 2024 presidential nomination?
- Finally, this could be the Vikings’ year to win the Super Bowl.
- The most important political issue in America is keeping Social Security from running out.
- America could cease to exist as a free democracy by the year 2050.
- Taylor Swift’s popularity will not be as long lasting as Elvis Pressley’s.
- China is America’s most worrisome foreign threat.
- Of the seven leadership principles espoused in this blog, the one most needed today is dignity.
- Of the seven governmental principles, the most important is freedom and free enterprise.
- Iowa is a far superior state to Minnesota. Or vice versa.
We could explain our point of view on these points today, but we want to give you time and the opportunity to chime in.
One Sure to Provoke Comments
Perhaps you do not feel comfortable writing in public about politics, or even about sports, music, or a particular state’s superiority. In studying the internet and social media closely, however, we have come up with the one question about which every single American seems to have an opinion.
Here goes: Cats make better pets than dogs do.*
*Gotta go and take cover.
Written by Quentin R. Wittrock, founder of Principle Based Politics.
Look for his posts each week, as this blog will explore and promote the idea of principle in politics, both as to individual elected leaders and our federal government as an institution.