I have always been interested in politics and since retirement I have become involved in state politics. Now that Bush is out of office and Obama is in, politics has taken on a new meaning. During the last few years of Bush’s administration he started to act like a liberal Democrat and now we have a far-left Democrat in office. Between the two of them our country has started down the road to fiscal irresponsibility, bigger government, erosion of the Constitution and a disturbing trend towards socialism and a welfare state.
In order to be better informed and make wise choices about who I vote for and what policies and practices I will support, I have started to read more about economics, history, and politics. For a few years now I have watched lectures from the Teaching Company about philosophy, history, economics, science, mathematics and political history. Right now I am watching a lecture series on the history of conservatism.
As for reading, I have been reading quite a few books lately. Some of the titles are:
- The Five Thousand Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen
- Common Sense by Thomas Paine
- Liberty & Tyranny by Mark Levin
- Arguing with Idiots by Glenn Beck
- Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
- The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
I get into a lot of debates on Twitter, Facebook, and FriendFeed and I need to be better educated and informed in order to present a persuasive argument in support of my beliefs. I am truly concerned about the future of our country and I intend to do everything I can to prevent our country from heading in the wrong direction.
I am off the soap box for now. There are a lot of other things going on but I will save them for another day.
2 thoughts on “Trying to better myself”
Are you familiar with the man behind the lists and the books? I have an expose on my home page this weekend about Cleon Skousen that should interest you. Can you handle the truth?
No thanks.I have read enough from all the Glenn Beck haters. The problem is that you can’t handle the truth. Do you have an expose on Mark Levin, Thomas Payne, and Adam Smith? Maybe I will read those.