Down The Middle: A Moderate's View

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Welcome to the Fence :/

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Hello Readers, before I begin ranting and raving on a myriad of topics (just you wait!), I believe I should introduce myself with respect to future content. Many on campus know me as the face of, and force behind, the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) Democrats. Why am I writing for a Moderate blog?

Based on the (too) rigid US partisan definitions, I fall strictly under no label. My views don’t even stay on one side or in one corner. I am on the fence within politics and about politics in general… For now, here are two main things you should know:

1. I utterly despise politics.

The arguing, the ‘side-picking,’ the misplaced loyalties, and the manipulating are all horrific, ginormous impediments to government. No political party is devoid of any one of these traits. ‘Politics’ is self-centered strategy with short-term focus.

2. I do believe in government.

And its not the size that matters; it’s the motion of the ocean. I believe in effective, uplifting and fair government. Can this be achieved? Yes. Will it ultimately be corrupted by men? Ah, the irreparable breach between idealism and realism…stay tuned!

Written by LB Williams

February 7th, 2009 at 10:10 am

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