All Lives Matter (statement, political)
Even in the throes of battle for Senator Sanders, I mostly made it clear that I'd support the eventual Democratic nominee. I can respect those who don't. In this proud and free nation, always leadership should entreaty citizens for their votes. It's never something to be assumed or demanded. That said, I've come not only to respect the Clintons but to like them- and increased humanitarian aid is the kind of thing that excites me.
'Does that mean we have to pay more?' some would ask. And the theoretical answer would be No in that if we could escape the madness and institute some innovative policies, we could get by on current tax rates... which for the countless Trumps of the world are insanely low. If this nation doesn't start doing something more for the afflicted and the destitute, we need to give up Christmas. The state of today's American government is barely existant... we are as Reagan envisioned us(in the depths of the Cold War,) and as a result both our literal and spiritual infra-structure are decadent/decaying and much of our lives is a grab and stash anarchy which is allowed to prove that we don't need an order-giving public sphere- which we actually do.
I do however ask for your forgiveness if this comes across as assinine; I realize that these are complex issues and that we are all coming at these questions from somewhat different perspectives(snarkiness is a sign of non-comprehension.) Perhaps more germanely, I should make the clarification that when I correctly pointed out that what we currently have is a skeleton government- it needs to be stated that despite its minimal size it is of course an extremely powerful institution, and one that regarding civil rights questions such as habeas corpus, has liberally usurped powers that shoud be strictly limited. But as most of you know, the Republican party has taken a rather authoritarian line on these questions, taken on the whole.
"All lives matter" - Senator Bernie Sanders. This is the important mantra(concerning Americans-) neither the race nor the sexuality of a citizen need generally disqualify a citizen. But just as imperatively, we should not rush to judge whether our fellow man works or does not work. "Work" takes many forms and should be judged spiritually or philosophically, not always with a sharp pencil- though it is a harsh world and this is apparent. All lives matter... all lives matter.