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Journal for 2006-4-26 Wed..
Weather: Cloudy Plan: Akagi JHS

I am pretty tired because I had 3 classes in a row today. I have been thinking and looking into politics a lot lately. I think I might want to become a Democrat, but I don't support large government. The Republicans are the small government party, but I do not agree with their stance on civil liberties. I used to think the Libertarians were good, but their ideas are just too extreme for me. I think the Democratic Freedom Caucus, which is part of the Democratic Party, seems interesting, but I haven't decided what direction to go yet.

天気: 雲 行事: 赤来中


Today's Kanji
Meaning (意味): Europe

Chinese Reading (音読み):
Reading Romaji
Vocabulary (単語):
Word Reading Romaji Translation
欧文おうぶんoubunEuropean language
欧米おうべいoubeithe West
東欧とうおうtououEastern Europe
南欧なんおうnan'ouSouthern Europe

Trevor Lalish-Menagh
  • You should look into the Republican Liberty Caucus.
    • I'll look into it. The RLC seems a bit more serious than the DFC.

      You know, I don't feel like I am an interventionist (neowhatever) but I generally support US dealings in foreign matters. This populist tread to have the US phase out foreign aid sounds like a bad idea for me, but I cannot seem to articulate why.
  • Traditional party labels have been less useful recently. The government has expanded greatly in both size and power under GWB; it actually shrank under Clinton. There are Republicans who believe in civil liberties (McCain) and Democrats who believe in balanced budgets (Warner). Nowadays, a majority of people from both parties think the President is not doing a particularly good job.

    I think it's less important to decide what political party you identify with, as to decide what you believe in. Then you can decide on a candidate-by-candidate, or issue-by-issue, basis.
    • That is really good advice. Washington (where I am registered to vote) makes one choose a party for primaries, but not for general elections. I will try to think more about the issues instead of the parties. Thanks Alex!
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