Now that the Republicans have miserably failed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare with anything that is better (including nothing) we are told congressional attention will now shift to tax reform. Great! In a political environment divided by a malfunctioning two-party power structure and a sensational-story seeking media, this should work out really well! It is predictable … Continue reading The Impending Tax Reform “Debate”- Oh Goodie!
American Political Culture
Complete Tolerance Requires Acceptance of Intolerance Completely
The element of our society which pushes for complete tolerance of all people and all things no matter how weird (I am sure that is not the politically-correct word) and then violently protests against any opposing viewpoint is eroding any chance to stand on principle and make logical sense of public policy in our times. … Continue reading Complete Tolerance Requires Acceptance of Intolerance Completely
The Logical Twilight Zone: The Immigration “Debate” in America
Here is an excerpt from a conversation I recently had with a friend of mine about immigration: My friend: “So what do you think about President Trump’s recent banning of Muslims from the United States?” Me: “I don’t think that’s what happened.” My Friend: “Yeah, he just banned any immigration from like seven countries.” Me: … Continue reading The Logical Twilight Zone: The Immigration “Debate” in America
The Importance of Thinking Critically About Our World
The video linked below gives a brief, thought inducing look at how the world is changing. This rapid and paradigm shifting change is the very reason for advocating for a New Third Way. The current prism with which most Americans view our world and the current lack of strategic thinking from our elected leaders in … Continue reading The Importance of Thinking Critically About Our World
The Dangers of Constitutional Cherry-Picking
The U.S. Constitution was created in order to define the limits of the federal government’s power. When our Republic began the chief focus of our Founding Fathers was to safeguard the unprecedented liberty that their sacrifice and bloodshed had won. The Founders were worried that this experiment in self-government would be short lived if the … Continue reading The Dangers of Constitutional Cherry-Picking
Principled Arguments in the Two-Party System: The MLK Way
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a great personal inspiration to me and to all Americans interested in solving real, difficult, and painful issues in a way that promotes peace and encourages love, but is still unrelenting in the pursuit to get results. Like Gandhi, Dr. King prescribed non-violence to make right the immoral parts … Continue reading Principled Arguments in the Two-Party System: The MLK Way
Is Terrorism a Defeat-able Enemy?
If you only have time for a quick read today, the answer to the question posed in the title is simple, no- terrorism is not an enemy we can defeat. At least not in the way we are currently attempting. Terrorism is a tactic employed by a fighting force to achieve a strategic objective, not … Continue reading Is Terrorism a Defeat-able Enemy?
Thanks for reading New Third Way! We are taking a break from writing over the holidays. We will be back after the new year trying and as always trying to get better each week. We will continue to help you find ways to think critically about tough issues facing our country in a New Third … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Social Security is one of the most financially burdensome social welfare programs ever devised. This entitlement accounts for about 24% of federal spending every year. While the system is clearly unsustainable, our elected officials in both parties are unwilling to reform it. Currently, somewhere around a quarter of our national debt is owed to the … Continue reading Social (in)Security
The Limited Logic of Sanctuary Cities
What exactly is a sanctuary city that you hear so much about in the news these days? What do they do? Are they constitutional? Put on your thinking cap and possibly a seat belt for this wild ride of twisted logic and constitutional cherry picking. There is no set definition of a sanctuary city. In … Continue reading The Limited Logic of Sanctuary Cities