• Welcome Purple People

    To me Purple People are those of us who are neither Republican Red nor Democrat Blue; we find ourselves in between. The internet often represents those on the far left or the far right; this site is for those of us in the middle.

    Since there are a variety of non-conformists that consider themselves Independents, here's a clarification. The point of view of this blog is basically Realist/Libertarian light...

    -Pro Small Government, bureaucracies tend to be wasteful and inefficient.

    -Government should not be the morality police.

    -Less waste, lower taxes. Taxes are okay if spent wisely. Roads and schools need funding. Be smart with my money and I won't complain.

    -Government shouldn't babysit adults. Help kids and assist people who have serious problems, but stop trying to protect everyone from themselves.

    -Foreign policy should be conducted by people with brains and experience. Think, don't be reckless and don't be politically motivated. Remember that the U.S. is not the only country in the world.

    -Tone down the rhetoric and remember your manners. Play nicely and don't belittle people who disagree with you.

    Moderates Also Welcomed
  • Archives

Senator Lieberman’s Endorsement of McCain

Independent Endirsement

It’s not often that there is an actual Independent in Congress to actually give an endorsement. However, the one Independent in the Senate, Senator Joe Lieberman has decided to endorse Senator John McCain.
ARLINGTON, VA — This morning in New Hampshire, Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) endorsed John McCain for President of the United States. Senator Lieberman [...]

The Great Immigration Freak Out

Immigration is a frustrating issue because in many respects it’s a government created problem. For years border security has been inadequately funded and illegal employment of undocumented workers been ignored. The problem has grown to an extent that one doesn’t have to live in a border state to realize the impact of illegal immigration. Illegal [...]

Stand Up Against Torture

I can’t adequately describe in words how misguided and wrong I think Republicans are to not stand up against torture. I can’t understand how a party that portrays itself as morally superior can be uncertain about the morality of torture. Fortunately, there are some conservatives that recognize torture as both inneffective and wrong…

Why Is Global Warming and Energy Independence a Political Issue?

Maybe I’m biased because I love the outdoors, but I don’t understand the arguments against protecting the environment and becoming energy independent. I understand that people will have different opinions about how to address the issue, but ignoring it seems rediculous. While I think the arguments that climate change doesn’t exist are weak, even if [...]