For more than 20 years I was a Democratic Precinct Committeeman. One day I looked up from trying to make a living and saw that my party had deserted me. I was standing in the middle and my party was heading towards the left. I took a look at the Republican party and found that it was too far to the right. What could I do? I was stuck in the middle.
Since that time my political bent has stabilized. It contains some elements of the old Democratic party. It contains some elements of populism and it contains some elements of libertarianism. When it comes to national defense it can also contain some elements of nationalism.
My political philosophy can be sumed up with the comment “I’m against the Big Five.” The Big Five are Big Business, Big Labor, Big Media, Big Religion and Big Government. As long as these five bigs are in relative strength against each other, then everything is generally alright with the country. But when one of them gains too much power and begins to overwhelm the others, then we have problems.
My goal is to point out when one or the other of the big five has increased its power and explain how that affects those of us just trying to eke out a living.
I have a secondary goal. I also like to educate and inform, particularly as it relates to the history of our community.
Therefore, you will find that many of my articles educate and inform and does not necessarily move one to action. I also try, when at all possible, to concentrate my stories and feelings about our home – – Thurston County. I am most familiar with Lacey and you will see my political stories often deal with political dealings by Lacey officials.
I hope you will find Ken’s Corner & The Real News informative and educational but most of all I hope you will find this web page full of information you can use.
I’ve been writing about Thurston County and Thurston County politics for 45 years. My column Ken’s Corner & The Real News has appeared in half a dozen local publications over that period of time. In addition, I published a subscriber only business and political newsletter for 29 years entitled Ken’s Corner & The Real News.
Ken’s Corner was also heard on KGY radio for 19 years. Over that time I wrote more than 1000 commentaries and started my program “Coffee With Ken.” That podcast is now available by clicking on the Coffee With Ken button.
I continue to post articles on this webpage on a regular and consistent basis.
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