Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai

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A (possibly) last political thought

Hadn't expected to have more to say, but this is a last tidbit that gets at the nature of American culture and government more than dealing with election stuff. Someone dissatisfied with the election results wrote, "What is the hardest to digest is accepting that this nation isn't filled with too many intellectuals, advocates for Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness." Clearly, I don't agree (and don't believe intellectuals have more intrinsic value than the rest of us schmoes under our principles of government or under God), but it made me think of why I disagree.

At the end of the day, I wonder if we've reversed the order of things—if we aren't, in so many respects, striving for "The Pursuit of Happiness, Liberty, and Life." It's a temptation, especially one born of privilege. I don't believe there's a political party committed to putting these back in the right order by any means, but I'll try to put my vote toward what I believe will move that direction, as well as the rest of my efforts as a citizen, both of the nation and the Kingdom. There will be trade-offs, no doubt, but that's what I'm shooting for.

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