posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:04 PM
The Republican National Convention was not an easy event to watch. As someone who is fed up with the two party system and all of the political theater
that goes with it, the RNC played like a bad show. There was nothing that stood out about it as being particularly novel or really any different than
any other of today's political performances. Romney took center stage while all a carefully chosen few testified to his great and honorable character.
The issues where definitely not the focus of this event and an in depth look at his philosophical positions would most likely of done more harm for
him than good. No this was a very a superficial event that's actually hard to write about without sounding too bitter.
I value government only so much as its purpose is to allow for economic liberty and uphold the free market. With this comes a critical respect for
private property and the sovereignty of the individual. Social liberties will always follow and are in fact a consequence of real economic liberty.
The only role of a moral government in a free society is to prevent the initiation of force from taking place and outside of that it can only hinder
the progress of free people. These are the tenants that I hold to be true for a governments proper role in society. The RCN's very existence is in
opposition to such principles costing more than 75 million dollars of tax payers money, 50 million of it spent strictly on security (Paul). The
Republican party along with the Democratic party do not present any difference in philosophy other than the direction in which to squander the wealth
which has been taken by the government. The Republican party supposedly representing capitalism and small government is simply a hindrance to the
cause, merely giving the free market a bad name.
All in all the RNC played as expected. Very superficial, very mainstream, very much the same thing that's gotten us this overbearing, wealth grabbing,
freedom revoking leviathan we call the U.S. government.
I had to write short a review of the RNC. Figured why not post it on here.
edit on 10-9-2012 by crankySamurai because: punctuation