Tea Party-Two Party

Welcome! | February 13, 2010

Hello, soon-to-be-loyal readers! (we hope!)

In this time of two-party politics, it’s always interesting to explore the differences between the status quo and emerging movements, between centralization or decentralization, and other conflicting ideologies.

While we’re far from experts on most of the events and ideas we discuss, hopefully we can provide a balanced and thought-provoking dialogue. We are two people passionate about their beliefs, but willing to respect new ones. We’ll write as Guilder and Florin, but we’re actually two juniors at an independent school in the Bay Area. As friends, we’ve realized that while we disagree on almost any given issue, we are united in our interest in open discussion. While we enjoy the rare times that we agree on an issue, we can typically be found discussing *cough-arguing-cough* over lunch.

Guilder is a fervent libertarian who carries a Ron Paul-signed Constitution on his person at all times. He is an advocate for limited government intervention in nearly every aspect of life. In the limited spare time he has, Guilder enjoys making himself feel better by pretending to solve international issues through Model United Nations tournaments. He is currently wading through the swamp of Ayn Rand’s book/doorstop, Atlas Shrugged. (Good luck, Guilder!)

Contrastingly, Florin has been “lovingly” accused by Guilder of being a “Republocrat” with the pipe dream of being a benevolent dictator. Of course, Florin is really just a proponent of centralized government that doesn’t interfere with the social aspect of people’s lives. Involved in the local community and efforts on climate change, Florin also regularly attempts to sing: the results are usually unfortunate.

Our goal with this blog is to stimulate discussions with readers about interesting topics. We don’t usually have the opportunity to learn a lot about these current events and beliefs. Who knows? Maybe our opinions will change as we learn more. Please feel free to respond with flowers, death threats, or your much-appreciated comments.

Thanks,

Guilder & Florin

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2 Comments »

  1. This blog looks to be amazing!!! You guys are awesome, and the clash should be interesting. As a Zizekian scholar, I profess myself to be above the normal two party philosophical fray, so this will play out in a very thought provoking manner. Keep posting guys!

    Comment by Jacques Lacan — February 13, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

  2. Yay! I’m excited to be a follower/reader of this blog =] Politics is so interesting, isn’t it? The fun never ends.

    Comment by Ashtyn/Mookayaya — February 28, 2010 @ 9:43 pm


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Two schools of thought. One intellectual barfight. Contact us at teapartytwoparty[at]gmail[dot]com.

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