What do you believe to be true that others would find highly controversial?

I find it an amusing question. So, as a thought exercise, I’m answering it here in an ongoing way.

I reserve the right to modify, nullify, contradict, and or otherwise dramatically change my position on these as my perspective evolves or they become less controversial.

  • Open borders & free trade has fewer unintended negative outcomes than policies restricting either. The vast majority of Americans are descendants of people who immigrated to the US illegally, or otherwise without the paperwork & abilities, these same people are expecting today’s poor and hungry to have. That’s un-American.
  • Quality healthcare is such a significant national security we should have a unified national strategic solution ensuring a path to fitness for all Americans.
  • Having more children has always been, and is still, better than fewer or none when success is measured on the selfishness of being cared about by others in old age.
  • Pollution doesn’t know political or national borders, therefore, to have any meaningful, sustained impact, environmental change needs to be driven by private multi-national corporations.
  • Residential recycling efforts are more religion than responsibility. If our concerns about resource disposal malpractice were serious, there would be rationing.
  • Paper is cheap, plentiful, easy to create, easy to use, easy to re-use, easy to re-create (they sell kits in craft stores) for an infinite number of things. “Wasting trees” and “Please don’t print” and similar statements are more anti-creativity than responsible resource use.
  • Creativity is mostly waste – and that’s when it’s working.
  • Puerto Rico, US. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa must be proper US States, with Congressional representation, that they are not is un-American.
  • Owning a gun signals a belief in being able to get away with murder.
  • There are plenty of world views wholly independent of the platforms of the two dominant US political parties.