Hey, so of you who don’t know me I’m Republican; for those of you who do know me it’s good to see you all again. I’ve been going through my emails and a whole load of backed up YD emails were there so I thought I’d fill you in on how I’m doing and where I stand politically. So much s*** has happened since I was last here so I don’t know how many of you I still know…
I still feel very strongly about a united Ireland, but not in its’ current form as an amalgimation of the North with the Republic on current terms. Rather, a new united Ireland would offer the chance for genuine reconciliation on the island with a new constitution and Bill of Rights to protect the Unionist minority. It would allow the North to remain as a member of the EU (as they voted for in June) and as such give Ireland a firmly internationalist outlook.
In all seriousness, I do think on polling day I would’ve voted Trump over Clinton. To be honest, I now disagree with quite a lot of Trump’s policies so far but in fairness he has done exactly what he said he would, such a rare asset in politics. Something I would like from Trump in future would be to genuinely stop acting in his business interests and like a dictator - he was very critical of Obama’s use of Executive Orders but most of Trump’s action has come this way. He needs to work more with people whom he disagrees with, exemplified by the baffling decision to fire his Acting Attorney General and encouraging the Dept of Homeland Security to act in defiance of court orders.
I think that America has to get rid of the Electoral College - that’s Gore and Clinton this century alone who have lost the Presidential election despite winning the popular vote. The Electoral College makes a large portion of votes worthless - in safe states in particular - and all votes in a state if their candidate loses.
Very happy that the courts have said Article 50 must be triggered by Parliament, as the British sovereign. Very ironic that Brexiteers wish to reinstate British sovereignty but actually overlook and ignore the British sovereign… Anyway, in this way, a Brexit plan that the Leave campaign promised can be delivered, rather than just a hard and total Brexit.
Anything else just ask. I had largely fell away from this website with the (new) interface compared to previous. Plus I’ve been extremely busy with University, but I’ll try to make a genuine effort to dab in and out of here. Peace.