- Jan 2021
Here it is again!
(Obviously my objection is not to the republic as a form of government. It's to the fact that adoption of this language in schools would transform small-r republicanism into big-R Republicanism. Linguistic propaganda if not defined.)
Here beginneth a vast number of references to small-r republicanism, which is never defined. This is a case of language mattering. The US has a republican form of government, of course, but repetition of language can be, and in this case, is, an ideological refrain. "republican" is one of two notable cases here.
- Mar 2020
Each and every word of this can be debated upon.
What comes under basic infrastructure?
I presume everyone thinks about high investment hard infrastructure like roads, rail networks, fibre optic and electric lines, airports etc.
Are public schools and colleges included?
- Are medicare and social safety nets counted as basic infrastructure?
- Is defining criteria of intellectual property and granting patents counted?
- What about public transportation?
- Funding early scientific research?
Or do we expect all of these to be funded through charity?