Libertate made the title of this post possible. Thank you, Libertate. Click through to see that these items aren't really just for Libertarians. Classic American political philosophy is awesome, and so is the Gadsen flag.
A few days ago, I posted a link to this piece by Lawrence Lessig. It's something of a love letter to Newt Gingrich in which Lessig blames the former Speaker for most of Washington's current dysfunction. According to Lessig, Newt was the architect of the current winner-take-all, reelection obsessed profanities posing as politics. I'm not … Continue reading Superman, Mark Twain, and Lawrence Lessig: Congress Is The Light That Never Goes On
A few days ago, I shared this schematic and called it a "Venn Diagram for the New Revolution.": One reader responded thusly: "except the statement in the middle neither says that the government has too much power nor is part of the tea party opinion pool conclusion: the author neither understands venn diagrams nor political … Continue reading But “Venn” Is Just So Fun to Say!
Our good friend Chad alerted me to the Americans Elect project a few months ago in a comment here on The Daily Cocca. Americans Elect aims to by-pass the major parties and nominate a centrist candidate directly on the internet. I love the concept, and yesterday's post about the Tea Party and Occupy needing to … Continue reading Americans Elect: Common Ground Between Tea Partiers and Occupiers of Good Will?
I support Occupy Wall Street. I'm also hip to the fact that Wall Street occupies both sides of Congress and, let's be honest, the war chests of everyone (everyone) (update: my bad, not EVERYONE) running for President. I was talking with a friend today about the differences and similarities between Occupy and the Tea Party. … Continue reading Dear Occupy and Tea Party: Let’s Do This Thing Together
In the relatively short course of my 31 years, I've learned quite a few things from John Cusack. Just now, via Twitter, he turned me on to a new piece by Cornel West in yesterday's New York Times: Martin Luther King Jr. Would Want a Revolution, Not a Memorial . About 95% of this resonated … Continue reading Cornel West’s Revolution and Romans 12
Last week's post, "How Broken are OurPolitics? Will Gen-X Save the World?" generated a lot of discussion and creativity. A good friend of mine, one of those Boomers who do amazing things for their communities and in the lives of people, suggested (via Facebook) a new political model based on the communal virtues of JRR … Continue reading We Must Become the Shire: American Spring, Dr. King, and Please, God, Something Different