A New Section For All Facts Matter
As a general rule, I prefer to avoid weighing in on political debates within this Substack. While I have my opinions (and am quite willing to voice them in discussions via Notes and elsewhere), I prefer to keep my formal content focused on areas where there is considerable factual material for analysis.
Still, there is no denying that Presidential campaigns often generate considerable passion and enthusiasm for debate, nor is there denying that what gets said on the campaign trail will impact what happens in terms of policy once the campaigning is done. Not participating in the great national debate that is this country’s quadrennial political contest would be irresponsible.
However, I do not wish for All Facts Matter to become aligned with any one candidate, or any one political talking point. That is not my vision for this Substack.
Rather, my vision is to focus on distilling out whatever facts pertain to candidates’ rhetoric. I want to talk about what is being said, what the objective facts are regarding what is being said, and how what is being promised comports with how our system of government arguably is supposed to function.
Thus I am creating this new section “Politics Matter”.
In particular my aim is to look critically at all Presidential candidates (and any other candidates of note, time permitting) and vet their campaign rhetoric and promises against what the Constitution both requires and allows.
My singular bias in all political matters is this: I want elected officials who will reverence and respect the United States Constitution, and who will uphold their oaths to abide by it. There is no virtue to a Republican candidate whose proposals violate the Constitution, yet there may be virtue should a Democratic candidate’s proposals conform to the Constitution.
I want the American people to elect good and decent men and women to high office, people who will actually lead this country well, and lead this country in a good direction.
Hopefully, this section will be filled with substantial commentaries on the unfolding electoral season now upon us. Even more hopefully, it will be filled with engaged discussions—discussion and debate are how ideas evolve and grow.
As always, I encourage all my readers to comment vigorously. Tell me what I get wrong especially. If I’m missing or mistating key facts, correct me—I’ll hate being corrected but I would hate wallowing in arrogant ignorance even more.
Another Presidential election cycle is soon to be upon us. Let the games begin!