I’ve been struck lately with the lack of common sense in our political arguments. Sometimes the simple explanations are the best. I have tried to simplify my understanding of things below.

1. On the national budget, taxes, deficits, etc. “You can’t spend what you don’t have.”
2. On immigration reform. “Illegal means against the law.”
3. On politics, votes, elections, etc. “Telling people what they want to hear but not planning on following through is called lying.”
4. On the environment, global warming, pipelines, etc. “Humans are part of the environment.”
5. On education. “Tests and evaluations tell us what people know. We don’t tell people what to know for tests and evaluations.”
6. On national security. “Making friends with people who have devoted their life and culture to kill us will probably help them kill us.”
7. On racial profiling, inequality, using the race card, etc. “We are all members of one race.” Gal 3:26-29
8. On human rights. “From conception we are alive and have the right to spend the energy we are given to live that life and make choices according to those energies, as well as to care for those who cannot make those choices for themselves until they are able to do so.” Jos 24:15
9. On poverty, wealth, and the distribution thereof. “You don’t work, you don’t eat. You can’t work, you are supported by willing supporters until you can work.” 2 Thes 3:10, Jas 1:27

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