Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Calling all conservatives

Common Collective Sense. Britt Blaser suggests , "If you're as sick and tired of being sick and tired as I am, we should ... [istori/log]

Okay I call myself a liberal which I hold to mean:

  1. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.
  2. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.

Here are some of my views:

  • I believe very firmly in the freedom and privacy of individuals - especially under the threat of terrorism.
  • I am concerned about Saddam Hussein yet still believe that a UK/US war on Iraq is a bad idea (especially if it's all about oil).
  • I am in favour of European integration and the UK adopting the Euro.
  • I am worried about rising crime but do not think filling jails with young men is the answer.
  • I am worried about my health and how to pay for all the medical treatment I am bound to require (if I live long enough).
  • I wonder if we are on the edge of an ecological disaster and we keep building roads.

Are there any people out there who do not see themselves as a liberal who can find themselves in agreement with one or two of these points and would care to discuss some of the others?  Or suggest some of their own?

03/12/2002 20:35 by Matt Mower | Permalink | comments:
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The value is in the links not the nodes

"The value is in the links, not the nodes."

Thomas said this to me yesterday.  I believe it.  By which I mean that there is something I intuitively respond to in the statement.  Intellectually I am still grokking.


03/12/2002 22:47 by Matt Mower | Permalink | comments:
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