Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

What should Congress do? #3 Eliminate Small Programs

Given President Obama’s abdication in presenting select priorities to the Congress, Selfish Citizenship took the initiative to spell out the top seven legislative priorities for 2013 at the beginning of the year. The federal government funds many small programs unrelated … 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 10 Selfish Reads for 2012

The following are the top 10 books for 2012 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States) by James M. McPherson Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand … 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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