Monday, February 2, 2009

What's In A Greater Society?

I'm not going to bash liberal politics à la Ann Coulter. That's just stupid and gives a bad name to neoconservatives (if they didn't already deserve such). I'm probably repeating what's already been repeated, but I feel now more than ever is perfect to bring up the idealistic policies of the left. First, we are all people. We all basically want the same things: happiness, success, and good health. As individuals of the greater society, we must call to attention our brothers and sisters' needs. Liberals like the government, which is merely a collaborative confluence of elitist thought, to address society's needs. There is no need to have such a body to make decisions for the people. For the most part, we all are equipped with a brain and the ability to reason what is right and what is wrong. Giving government oversight of such issues like climate change, taxes, and education only creates a mess. By letting the government (again just a bunch of people like you and me) get involved, we are entrusting it with way too much power and affluence than it really deserves. What can it do that you and I can't do? Liberals today, much like their conservative counterparts, want to accomplish some kind of agenda. That agenda doesn't reflect what the majority wants. Thus, I propose that the individual, without any legislative body, make his own laws as he sees fit as long as nobody is emotionally, physically, or intangibly hurt. Man's law may come from a higher power like God or nature. That way, no man may exercise more "legitimate" power over another man. We are therefore all inheritantly equal. Poverty musn't be cleansed via government programs (foodstamps, welfare, etc), but rather by the generous nature of man working towards the common good. Irresponsible businesses, for example, will fail naturally because man, using his good social sense, refuses to patronize. I'm not proposing an anarchy. I'm just proposing a greater society. Man must first examine his conscience and realize that he must make decisions for himself that extend to the macrocosm of humanity, which, in turn, promotes the betterment of everyone. Being religious, I tend to believe that this is fulfilling the new law. I haven't worked out all the kinks and surely I admit that this is merely a scribbling, not a manifesto. A lot of my ideas, at least to the sociologist, might sound familiar. That's because I haven't come up with a revolutionary proposal by any means --- just a vision. And remember, most everything starts out as a vision.

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