Thank you for stopping by for a visit. You are invited to read and comment on anything posted on this blog. I advocate the maximum amount of Personal and Economic Liberty, consistent with the defense of individual rights. I am fiscally conservative yet socially tolerant, I favor lower taxes, free trade, individual rights, strong national defense and limited government. I subscribe to the Freedom Fighters Creed: I am an American Patriot, defender of the Constitution, First Principles and Essential Liberty.

I believe that buried deep down inside every Conservative you'll find a Libertarian - And Inside Every Liberal Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out.

"One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors" - Plato

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Principle of Yin Yang

"The concept of yin yang which is often referred to in the West as 'yin and yang,' is used to describe how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn. The two are not opposing forces (dualities), but complementary opposites that interact within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system. Everything has both yin and yang aspects as light cannot exist without darkness and vice-versa, but either of these aspects may manifest more strongly in particular objects, and may ebb or flow over time." – Wikipedia

Let us now look at the liberal and conservative ideologies from the yin yang perspective:

Consider the idea of "ebb and flow over time." Ask a conservative if there is ever a time for liberal policies and she will say, "no, never." Ask a liberal the same about their opposite and you will get the same answer. But, this cannot be true. There are times and circumstances for the application of each. Over time, the ebb and flow of the yin and the yang creates a teeter totter affect. Only occasionally do things achieve a state of neutral balance.

The idea of checks and balances built into our form of government mirror the idea of yin yang. Our founders had the good sense to defend the people from absolute power and corruption. Trust me, if the Republicans had total control for too long, they would eventually abuse the power. The Democrats would do likewise. Power corrupts, etc. Some favor elimination of political parties, but I feel the system is not broken.

Let us now witness a dialog between Mr. Yin and Mr. Yang in the year 2011:

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