The Duality of Language

The writing and speeches of the American founders is a completely different sort of language than what commonly passes for political discourse today. The founders spoke in terms clearly understood by their audience, and used words designed specifically to elevate consciousness to the societal consequences attached to political decision making. The message was audience focused rather than speaker focused. The primary goal of every word was to convey cogent meaning with a view toward the goal of a reasoning process.

What passes for political thought today is little more than an assembly of sound bites tailored to attract maximum attention to the speaker, rather than provide useful information for the hearer.

The result of this degradation of language has been to see American society tattered by division and class envy. What might have been powerful political parties standing firm for distinctive principles of government has descended into clamoring demagogues nipping at the heels of opposing thought in order to distract attention from their own moral and intellectual bankruptcy.

Each post to this site will have the primary goal to adhere to standards of language that propelled America from a struggling group disparate colonies to a political and commercial world power within the first fifty years after the Constitution was ratified. It is my intent to use reason, logic, and specific language to further honest discussion of important issues.

Opposing viewpoints and comments will be welcome as long as the authors are willing to play by the rules of cogent arguments supported with factual citation. Name calling, demagoguery, and sharp tongued low blows will not be tolerated.

I look forward to pressing forward the cause of liberty shared by the vast majority of Americans of all political and philosophical stripes.

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