You could say this is primarily a political blog. Yet, as government encompasses nearly every area of our lives, subject matter can be quite broad.
I enjoy thinking about humans and why we do the things we do. I also enjoy thinking about ethics and whether there are some things we should do, and other things we should not do. And does any of this affect whether people live better/healthier/wealthier lives? As a teenager I began to ask questions along these lines, which brought me to theology. That led me to sociology, then to history and politics, then to economics, and then back to theology.
Someone once told me that I should keep a book of what I believe and why. This blog began in 2006 as a way to catalogue my thoughts as I explored the questions, events and issues of the day. In a sense it is a book of what I believe, but a stroll through the archives will reveal a work in progress—I began blogging before I even went to college.
The world of politics is, for many people, a divisive and confusing world where people attack one another and get nothing done. Well, at times this is exactly the way it is. But beyond the surface there are serious questions and ideas, and serious people trying to get something good accomplished. In order for the system to function, people must be educated and engaged in the discussion at some level beyond a vote every four years.
Wealth, power, religion and culture play key roles in the world and in our everyday lives, but they are not always easy to understand. I hope this website can offer something relevant and substantive on the issues of the day, whether you are a college professor or a curious bystander.
Thank you for stopping by, and please feel free to comment.
- Wesley G.