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About two years ago I began blogging about political issues (originally at Ujournal.org then Xanga, then Blog*Spot, then moving into the realm of domain blogging, and then here and at Kallini.Com). During that time I met a lot of great people, as evidenced by my being here at Drumwaster's. Also, during that time I discovered (as I had always suspected -- natch) conservatives/neolibertarians can disagree on a wide variety of issues, but when we do so, we do so respectfully and we always back up our arguments with facts and by using logic and reason. And practically all of the time those arguments would end with both parties agreeing, respectfully, to disagree.

During the past two years I have discovered an absolute personal loathing of the modern Left. Which, so far as I am concerned, is healthy and absolutely necessary. For when it comes down to collectivism versus individualism, individualism has to win each and every time. When it comes down to patriotism versus "blame America first", patriotism (love of one's country) has to win, each and every time. When it comes down to the truth versus the lie, the truth has to win, each and every time. Individualism, patriotism, and the truth are in evident in abundance on the side of the blogosphere I have aligned myself with. It is any wonder why I so loathe the modern Left in this country?

During the past two years I have discovered that I can disagree with the Republican Party on a wide range of issues, yet still vote for their candidate without holding my nose.

During the past two years I have discovered that I am not a half bad commentator on political issues, be they international or domestic.

During the past two years I have made 3 new friends, Chris, Jason, and Drumwaster. If you guys are ever up (or over) in Colorado, drinks are on me (although I can't join you in the drinks themselves).

During the past two years I have never worked so hard to counter the almost daily lies perpetrated against a sitting president in my entire life.

During the past two years I have discovered that not only is media bias more than just a few isolated incidents, it is also potentially destructive to our representative democracy.

During the past two weeks I don't think I have ever worked as hard to get a man elected president in my entire life. Albeit indirectly.

During the past two days I don't think I have ever taken as much joy in seeing that man re-elected, as I have with the re-election of George W. Bush.

And during the past two hours I don't think I've answered more emails.

I'm (or I should say, we) aren't done. We're just getting warmed up.



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