Adversarial Debate and its Pitfalls

Rough draft, stream of conscious sort of thing.

Or what happens when you drink your own Koolaid.

I’ve been walking our dog and thinking.  I’ve been tempting southern baptists to think, but that’s only my mean side showing.  Paige Patterson, President of the Southern Baptist convention has been fired so there goes his retirement plan.

I’ve always argued the opposition.  I know that I’m not very good at learned debate so I’m pretty sure I can’t do any meaningful harm.  Sometimes I switch sides in the middle of debate when I think the opposition has a point that needs to be made.

What I’ve come to realize on my daily walks, with Duke, the Dog, is that the members of the GOP have lost sight of governance.  The members of the GOP believe that their world view is the only world view that is correct.  Out adversarial systems may not be the best way of getting things done, but until something better is proven our system is the one that works the best.

What has happened is the opposition party, this time the members of the GOP, have taken their belief system as a matter of faith and it has become their reality.  As such the members of the GOP will say or do anything to govern us by their beliefs.

So where has this gotten us?  We have a President who is patently unfit to govern.  We have a congress whose only intent is to pack our judiciary, as fast and with as many like minded individuals as humanly possible.

Under the leadership of Mr. Trump our congress has done its best to erase the ink of the previous President, to wipe all record of the previous president’s accomplishments from the face of the earth and all because President Barack Obama’s skin was dark brown.

About Art

55 years old. By training, ability and experience I am a master toolmaker. My most recent projects include designing and building a process to grind a G rotor pump shaft with four diameters and holding all four diameters within plus or minus 4 microns of nominal. This was an automated process using two centerless grinders refitted to my specifications using automatic load and unload machines plus automatic feedback gauging. I also designed and built an inspection machine to check for the presence and size of a straight knurl on a hinge pin using a vision system for non-contact gauging.
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