Ask Andrew


Have you ever seen a story, or had a thought cross your mind that made you say to yourself “I wonder what Andrew thinks about that?” 

Oh, you haven’t?  

Well, if you do, there is now a handy dandy way to ask that very question.  In fact, it’s right here on your screen at this very moment. When you have a question, or just an idea for something for me to blog about, all you have to do to Ask Andrew is to send me a quick email at andrewviertel@gmail.com.

I reserve the right to answer, ignore or reframe questions, and this is a family site, so let’s keep it clean.  But seriously, I’m trying to do 365 posts this year and any question can serve as a prompt for me.  So ask away!  I’ll even give you credit for the prompt unless you don’t want me to.

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14 Responses to Ask Andrew

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  2. Hey Andrew couldn’t find your email address. Just wanted to say your comment got deleted as an accident as I was trying to delete a rough draft of mine. Sorry! If have another copy or something I promise not to delete it again!
    Thanks
    William Mitchell

  3. Andrew says:

    Hi William,
    No worries on the deletion. I’m afraid I don’t have a copy as I typed it directly as a comment. I’m pretty beat tonight, but I’ll try and recreate it in the morning.

    Andrew

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  5. Liz V. says:

    Andrew, what do you think of this article about Iceland’s revolution? The way you write makes it appear that you believe the democratic party (the two party system) can solve our nations problems. To me, the two party system is defunct and serves more to provide a distraction to the voting public when what we really need is something more like what is happening here: http://www.truth-out.org/why-iceland-should-be-news-not/1322327303 I especially like that they chose 25 citizens who were not members of any political party but instead each had 30 personal recommendations to rewrite their constitution. What are your thoughts?

  6. Hey, I wrote a scholarship essay about the death penalty. Can you check out my blog and leave a comment on it? Thanks.

    http://scholarshipessays.wordpress.com/

  7. FLPatriot says:

    I notice your great banner on the upper right that says “Stop SOPA”, great cause and I fully support it. Did you know that Harry Reid has said that if the Democrats get control of both houses of congress he is going to push through a new and stricter version of SOPA?

    • Andrew says:

      I don’t agree with Reid on everything. He’s a bit too centrist for me. That’s why I’m happy to see him fighting so hard against Romney. I’ll take an intra-party fight over SOPA over the GOP platform any day of the week.

    • FLPatriot says:

      Doesn’t look like there will be intra-party fighting over SOPA, Reid has almost guaranteed it to pass.

      Also, you think Reid is a centrist?

      (I hope you don’t take this as an insult, my next question is a honest question with no intent as an attack on you as a person.)

      Are you a socialist?

      • Andrew says:

        Reid is very moderate. And, no, I’m not a socialist. That being said, I think there are some things that would be better handled as part of the commons: defense, public safety, education, infrastructure, environmental protection, etc. I would also identify healthcare as human right and I advocate a Canadian style single payer system.

      • FLPatriot says:

        Sorry, your can’t have a little socialism. Either you want an unaccountable bureaucratic deciding how to spend your money or you believe that if you earn it you get to spend it. You can not have both socialism and freedom.

        Thank you for being honest in your response.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Of course you can. It’s what we have now. The military is socialized. The diner down the street is privatized. My son’s school is socialized. My daughter’s preschool is privatized. The road to the grocery store is socialized. The parking lot is private. They coexist in support of one another. In fact neither can exist without the other. We the People have a right to define the commons through the political process. The tension that exists is in that definition.

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