Category Archives: Election

Reason and Rights Republicans? To Be or Not To Be; That is the Question

Recently, Ari Armstrong recommended joining the Republican Party as a Reason and Rights Republican, which he called the ONLY solution for participation in party politics.  Armstrong is a serious thinker and experienced political activist. However, Selfish Citizenship disagrees with his … Continue reading

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NJ Gov. Christie Evades Government Spending in Union Giveaway

Bloomberg reports that New Jersey’s unfunded public employee pension liability increased by $5.5 in 2012, which is a 13% increase in the states total unfunded pension liability. As I have written before in the case of Obama’s $761.5 billion accounting … Continue reading

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In 2012, Nonvoters Admit Disliking Candidates

At UVa’s Miller Center, Charles Stewart III recently discussed a draft paper analyzing survey data from the 2012 elections.  Instead of focusing on the horse race aspect, the survey looks at the experience of voters.  Why is this important?  Pundits … Continue reading

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The Republican Hydra

Last year’s Republican presidential nomination process was interesting, because the candidates who contested through the process represented distinct ideological perspectives.  Thus, they are proxies for the relative strength of contesting ideas within the Republican Party. The ability of candidates with … Continue reading

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Top 4 Lessons from Election Day 2012

What does yesterday’s election mean?  SNAFU – situation normal all fucked up. Let’s look at the federal results: (1) incumbent President re-elected, (2) no net change to party strength in the Senate, and (3) Republican majority retained in the House.  … Continue reading

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My Top 3 Selfish Reasons for My Voting Romney

On Election Day, I will be voting for Romney; while I would like you to do so as well, most importantly, I want you to vote selfishly, which candidate will be more beneficial to your life, in its full scope. … Continue reading

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Voting the Lesser of Two Evils?

It is common to condemn the voting strategy of voting for the lesser of two evils, but is this common “wisdom” correct?  I think not.  Let’s look at actual reality to understand why voting the lesser evil is a reasonable … Continue reading

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