Especially from the lady who talks about summing people up with statistics and models reflecting general trends, who introduces herself as a whole complex of contradictory exceptions.
Well, that’s worth a few musings:
- There are two main branches to conservative thinking. One is social, the other economic. I’m primarily an economic thinker, and the data simply favors economics which leaves as much money as possible in the hands of the people who earned it. Hence, “data-driven.”
- The belief in any sort of spiritual reality requires a comfort with indetermination. In short, if somebody ever says to me “Prove to me there’s a God” I say “I can’t. Let’s move on.” Too many people spend way too much time on that one. I don’t like to argue that much.
- Half of me is Irish and has been here since the potato famine migration. Half of me was produced by a bum from Saudi Arabia who beat my mother, immediately after which my mother bundled me up, got a quickie divorce and a restraining order, and never saw again. I wasn’t even a year old, so I bear no scars. :-)
Maybe that clears things up, I don’t know. :-) Maybe makes them worse.