Michael Smith of Corvallis, Oregon

August 15, 2006 § 4 Comments

I recently stumbled upon this name, Michael Smith from Corvallis, Oregon. It appears Mr. Smith is running for president. Is he serious? I think so and he has a blog, in fact his blog presses some interesting issues, which I have highlighted below,

Israel’s Blank Check: “As Israel escalates the current conflict with its neighbors, the US seems to be one of the few nations not critical, and it seems that we’ve swayed the G8 Nations to shift the blame to “extremists.

Unprincipled Politics: How else can you explain Republicans hiking the minimum wage? Then to attach a cut of inheritance taxes to the same bill? It’s nothing but a game.

Any Theocracy is Oppressive: Many of are embarrassed by the US historical genocide of native tribes under the mantra of “manifest destiny.” But few of us recognize the insidious threat of theocracy that many religious conservatives would like to impose.

Smith is a Republican from the Upper-left Coast campaigning for a seat as our Country’s Commander-and-Chief. Will he succeed, inshaAllah but he has interesting and then some not so interesting ideas… and I thought I might give him a little exposure to readers that he might not normally have.

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§ 4 Responses to Michael Smith of Corvallis, Oregon

  • spamwise says:

    How else can you explain Republicans hiking the minimum wage? Then to attach a cut of inheritance taxes to the same bill? It’s nothing but a game.

    Its one thing to have these ideas when one is running for office.

    Its quite another to be consistent to those same ideas when one is elected. For every politician who rails about the culture of corruption inherent in Washington, D.C., I’m almost willing to bet that unless they’ve held national elective office, they REALLY don’t know what goes on inside the Beltway. And if they ARE part of the establishment, then they’re hypocrites.

    Thank you, by the way, for bringing this to my attention.

  • I think spamwise addressed that one pretty well. 🙂

  • Abu Sahajj says:

    Its one thing to have these ideas when one is running for office.

    Its quite another to be consistent to those same ideas when one is elected.

    You only say that because you’ve become accostum to American Politics as it stands today. There is no reason that political reform cannot happen here in the US. It just takes a group of intelligent people with money… like ummm… the Neo-Conservatives! Think about it… if this weren’t possible there would be no Neo-Conservative Movement…

    For every politician who rails about the culture of corruption inherent in Washington, D.C., I’m almost willing to bet that unless they’ve held national elective office, they REALLY don’t know what goes on inside the Beltway.

    This may or may not be true, but in any event it is a good point.

    wasalaam

  • spamwise says:

    There is no reason that political reform cannot happen here in the US. It just takes a group of intelligent people with money… like ummm… the Neo-Conservatives!

    It would take a near cosmic miracle for that to happen.

    Its not just the system itself that needs awakening but the general will.

    Maybe it’s because I’m a cynic.

    As I see it, the level of political activity in the United States used to be comparatively high until the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s. That caused the vast majority of Americans to utterly lose faith in their government and gave rise to the widespread apathy that continues to this day. Small wonder that turnout in elections is shockingly small compared to our counterparts in other Western democracies.

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