Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Partisan Puzzle

   I hear in the media how "conservatives" are annoyed that "progressives" want to drag everyone back in time and stand in the way of "free markets".

   Then a new political party forms, calls itself the Tea Party "to remind you how this country was founded over 230 years ago", and appears to be almost entirely made up of "conservative" voters.

   A lot has happened in the past couple hundred years. What would happen if we all admitted that and then had an honest discussion? Was there a time when "progressives" stood for progress and "conservatives" stood for conservation? What do any of these labels really mean?

   I want someone to start a Norman Rockwell Party.

   I just want to see who shows up.

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