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Old 11-06-2019, 02:38 PM   #7822 (permalink)
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I don't have a horse in the R vs D race. The 2 parties are nearly indistinguishable in my view, so either outcome is seen as a failure of humanity to respond out of reason rather than emotion. Both parties attempt to grow the power of the federal government rather than reduce it, and both come up with corrupt schemes of how to address symptoms of problems rather than tackling the problem itself.

To be sure, any "victory" is temporary, as the pendulum will always have its way. Bask in the glory now, as defeat is always around the corner.

I'll grant that I too succumb to "lazy" thinking. Not usually because I want to preserve an ideology, but rather because an issue doesn't appear to me to be so big/interesting to warrant deep investigation. Life is an optimization problem; one which I'm not so good at.
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