Friday, February 17, 2012

That Old House....

Bell Contracting will have been around for 38 years this May. We started out doing home remodeling and room additions, and even after we started building new homes, we still did home remodeling and room additions. We've had the pleasure of working on some really neat older homes over the years.

And we've looked at a few houses that were to run down to fix up. Sometimes you could put on a new roof and some new siding and make one look a little better, but if the foundation and structure is shot, bringing it back to something you really want can be impractical. Occasionally, it's a house that has been in the family for a long time. Maybe it was Grandpa's house, and people really want to try and save it, to the point that it crowds out practical thinking.

I run into the same type of thinking a lot when it comes to political parties. Whenever I run for office on the Libertarian ticket, there are always people who suggest that I would be better off running as a Republican, and then working to change the party. And maybe, if the GOP was as interested in restoring a Constitutional government after the election as it was before the election, or if it was the least bit interested in protecting the civil liberties of people that disagree with them, or if they thought for even a minute that forced wealth re-distribution was as bad when they do it as it is when the Democrats do it, then I might believe it was possible.

But they don't. I guess old parties can get like that, so I think I'll just keep on working on building a new one.


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