Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

Category: America

  • “Dissent Protects Democracy”

    “Dissent Protects Democracy”

    I feel proud to be an American especially today. I am thankful for the history and legacy of freedom in this country and also very proud to be African-American. I am thankful that our people have helped once again to win the day for America by speaking truth and galvanizing the most powerful resources in…

  • Quotable Quotes on Power 4

    Quotable Quotes on Power 4

    “Dissents speak to a future age. It’s not simply to say, ‘My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.’ But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that’s the dissenter’s hope: that they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow.”…

  • Quotable Quotes on Power 3

    Quotable Quotes on Power 3

    “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.”  James Baldwin But the danger of America’s looming democracy crisis is much more than an accumulation of travesties. And it won’t…

  • “America Needs to Finalize an Anti-Lynching Law Now!”

    “America Needs to Finalize an Anti-Lynching Law Now!”

    “Between 1882 and 1968 at least 4,742  predominantly African Americans were reported lynched in the United States of America and ninety-nine percent of all perpetrators of lynching escaped punishment by State or local officials.” America needs an Anti-Lynching Law which makes it a federal crime against persons who intentionally or wantonly engage in or are…

  • A Living Hell.

    A Living Hell.

    As a person of deep religious convictions,”hell” is not a word that I take lightly nor is the word “evil.” We are living in evil times and the absence of true moral leadership from our President, the GOP and other persons have needlessly created a form of living hell for many Americans. Great leaders shepherd…

  • It’s Not Just About Beating Donald Trump But Defeating Senate Republicans and Reviving The Progressive Agenda Already in the Democrat’s Political Playbook.

    It’s Not Just About Beating Donald Trump But Defeating Senate Republicans and Reviving The Progressive Agenda Already in the Democrat’s Political Playbook.

    Recently surging in the role of front-runner because among other things “he can beat Donald Trump,” it appears Joe Biden will probably get the Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America. Bernie Sanders has vowed to support Biden if he is elected but should not be cast aside for his so-called “aggressive…

  • If We Don’t Stand for The Constitution We May Perish as A Democratic Constitutional Republic.”

    If We Don’t Stand for The Constitution We May Perish as A Democratic Constitutional Republic.”

    The Constitution of the United States of America is the crowning achievement, the piece de-resistance, magnum opus and capstone of American Liberal Democracy and our Democratic Constitutional Republic. It is the foundation and sacred writ of all that we stand and live for as a nation; the ganglion of American political, social and economic life…

  • What’s Going On?

    What’s Going On?

    The tombstone captioned above signifies that American Democracy has already died and buried but I believe we have a living chance to save it from real death. The late great Marvin Gaye wrote a song which became the anthem of generations of Americans in the 1970’s and one of the most influential recordings in the…

  • The Problem Is Not Trump’s Alone!

    The Problem Is Not Trump’s Alone!

    Yes! The president has hurled insulting and demeaning words to immigrants, women, and people of color, political opponents and other people. Yes! The president should take responsibility for how his words may have caused some people to engage in hate-driven acts of violence of which El Paso and Dayton are the most recent and horrific…

  • In The End America Loses If We Don’t Do What is Morally Right To Strengthen and Save Our Democracy.

    In The End America Loses If We Don’t Do What is Morally Right To Strengthen and Save Our Democracy.

      The racial animus and personal attacks by President Donald J. Trump “parlayed” against various members of the Democratic Party along with the deafening silence and refusal of some Republican cohorts and base supporters to publicly denounce such strident incrimination, painfully demonstrate how low we have sunk as a nation into the politics of resentment…