Our two sides are increasingly unable to talk, in case you have not noticed. This, though everyone knows our cure lies in the common ground between the sane republicans and the Democrats. I myself tried talking to Trumpsters, and it is very difficult. One gets to first principle quite quick, and of course no one is very good at even consciously holding, yet explaining, their first principles.
Around primary time, I launched a new political party, the “smallest party in America,” called the CLC. I set out “our” platform in detail. No one read this because my search term access through WordPress is blocked, and this too has been explained in detail. There are a surprising number of serious issues- maybe seven- to which we brought bi-partisan solutions, most of which are ignored. But an example is the oxy-heroin epidemic and legal prescription drug abuse. We were the first to make this a platform political issue, then Bernie Sanders took it up publicly. We also wrote state legislators on the property seizures issue, as I got sick of seeing the legal thievery of the cars of my neighbors by police, and then the judicial system fixed, quite locked up so that nothing could be done about it, all the way through the Michigan Supreme Court. We think it is obvious what was and is going on on these issues. Barack took up a number of CLC themes in his State of the Union address. Some guys, including Walberger, read my letter describing how difficult it is for the simplest of all economies- mine- to comply with the tax laws. The truth is that I am a public person, working for free from morning to night on what seems best for the common good and for humanity. I could declare myself to be my own church and be tax exempt, if I could focus long enough on the forms required. (Plato had a theory of the forms, and how we fill them out, so one would think I would be able!) I tried to run against Tim Walberg federal representative, but was not able to gain 3000 signatures to get on the ballot. He is a pretty good representative, moderately pushing partisan issues while fulfilling his office with honesty and integrity, so far as I can tell. But I like John McCain more than he does. We beat our brains on the campaign finance problem.
At present, there is an opening for a third party in the center. If we do not care about winning elections and holding office, we can tip whole elections by endorsing one party or the other just before election time, as Jill Stein should have dropped out one week before and endorsed Hillary, numerically winning Michigan and a few other states, plenty again to make this a Goldwater year for the Republicans, as it should have been, and well may have been in truth but for Russian interference through the internet. We pushed for Internet integrity long before any of the politicians did, and kicked off our political blogging when the Ann Arbor News would not publish my editorial on the Fourth Amendment. This essay, by the way, predicts tyranny if we do not revere the Fourth Amendment. At present, the Wild West of the internet exemplifies all the reasons that men have government, like the marriage customs, developed over thousands of years. I published a long piece on the Militias about twenty years ago, arguing that the Governor is the Commander of the Michigan Militia (Not Mr. What’s His Name- Norm Olson) because we have civilian control of the military, and the Governor is elected. The last Governor to actually do this may have been our fist, Stevens T. Mason, about whom I am trying to write a comedy, surrounding the Toledo War. But the argument is that when we assemble armed, we are under the commander in chief, who in the state militia would be the Governor. Private armies, such as preceded the destruction of the Roman Republic, are illegal, or must obey the Governor. The argument is still true, and I still believe it.
Right now, on federal issues, I am following or endorsing Barack, of course, but also John McCain, Bernie Sanders and Hillary. I was a follower of Ben Carson for President for a while. But this is the CLC. Come join or start your own centrist political party, and we’ll be with you in coalition, after we do a little house cleaning here on this tyrant.