Just the other night, Marco Rubio gave a moving, and admittedly soapbox, speech on the Senate floor. Among the key points of his speech, he focused primarily on how he believes that “we (the senate and perhaps the country as a whole) are reaching a point in this republic where we are not able to solve the simplest issues because everyone is putting themselves in a corner where everyone hates everybody.” Furthermore, he stated that “what’s at stake here… is not simply “some rule,” but the ability of the most important nation on Earth to debate, in a productive and respectful way, the issues before it.” It is my hope that you, the reader, would be able to identify the reasoning behind why that notion resonates so well with my own line of thinking, and even the primary focus of this site. The irony, however, is that Rubio’s words, while moving, can and should be turned around and applied to the Republican Party itself. Continue reading
And so, it is beginning to look like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are going to be the nominees for their respective parties. Despite being a conservative, or at least a right leaning individual myself, I think I have made my feelings on Mr. Trump very clear. I have not talked about Clinton, or even Sanders with as much fervor, but I do not see them with much favor either. But, my opinion is merely my own, and alone, my opinion is with little meaning.