For years conventional wisdom crammed the mass of political opinion into a narrow range, linear, and absolutely polarizing. At its worst we must live on a narrow one-way street called Liberal-Conservative Way. Sometimes we may even enter into the mystical realm of flatland, where conservative and liberal values expand to fill social and economic axes, like X and Y from high school algebra.
And, as so often the case, conventional wisdom merely serves to describe current limitations imposed on creative expression. Today, I hope to join others who have departed from linear confinements and even leap beyond the political flatland we have been sentenced to. Today, I say, “Can the pundits give us some political space?”
I am not proposing anything new, merely adding the earth as our third or Z axis, an environmental or ecological axis. Simple, yes, but revolutionary. Political space defines a three-dimensional world where the major arenas of thought and life can find their own levels and expressions.
It delivers us not two realms of thought as linear-thinking pundits direct, nor four as economic and social values describe our places. Political space opens a world where three-dimensional people live real lives with at least eight distinct regions to explore. Allow for moderate positions and the number of places within political space grows even more!
Those who choose rigid consistency where others confine them to absolute ideology may continue to seek their two portions of political space and yield the rest of us room to mix about and explore our new sense of freedom. We can walk through a world where life resembles our own world. Sure, it is a lot more varied. The relationships offer more diversity. That, dear reader, is the price of freedom.
So, for the pundits of conventional wisdom, sincere thanks for demonstrating consistent values, but after all, time for a free people to say, “Give us our political

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