George Keith Król
Political Explanations
Imprintable Impressions
Reduce Federal Taxes
Essays of 2012
Essays of 2011
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Essays of 2008
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Essays of 2007
Frank Franklin
Essays of 2005
Political Philosophy
Essays of 2004
Skied Skier
Crime for Christmas
Boisterous Boys
Assistant Assassin
Secreted Secret
Deluded Delinquents
Essays 2002
Essays 2003-04

On this site and on my online journal, I often refer to terms which don't seem to connect with the general public, especially with the far right pull of the United States over the past few decades.  I will define many of those terms here.

In terms of the rest of the world, the United States was quite far to the right of all the industrialized nations three decades ago.  Since 1980, the country has gone even farther out of whack.  The trinity of presidents Regan, Bush and Schrub have been much part of this deviation.
In the United States, we suopposedly value individual rights.  Forty years ago, the Republicans has a large segment know today as Libertarians, those who thought government should govern as little as possible.  Barry Goldwater was their candidate for president against Lyndon Johnson, certainly our last "liberal" president.  I adhere to the definitions I learned back in 1978, which I will define here.
Conservatives  (like Barry Goldwater) resisted changes, especially those of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal during the Great Depression in the 1930's.  They saw no reason to keep living in the 19th century with government out of the way.  Republicans, like the Whigs and the Federalists before them, wanted government to aid business.  The problem is that it causes welfare for the wealthy, because someone gains from governmental contracts.  They also thought that businesses should avoid taxes to encourage them to provide jobs.  (to be continued)

If I invented a character, it'd be like Tom Hardy