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Archive for America
Jun 2017 01

Hillary Clinton May Feel Cheated As May Many Other Americans

Numerous political pundits have lamented Hillary Clinton’s comments about what went wrong in the 2016 presidential election. She has a right to express her feelings and all the media banter about the damage she doing to the Democratic Party by being a sore loser and a whiner is political codswallop. These put downs are not […]

May 2017 26

Great Moral Leaders and Nations Face And Overcome Great Moral Crises.

I keep repeating this statement wherever I go. Leadership is the key to America’s future. When leadership fails, the enterprise of democracy fails. When leadership fails to show moral courage in times of great moral crises the entire nation or organization risks going to hell in a hand basket. In the history of fallen empires […]

Apr 2017 27

A Principle Centered Democracy? Part II

The discussion that Helmut and I had about the need for a principle centered democracy in the previous article veered off into the numerous racial problems preventing American democracy from actualizing its highest virtues and principles. Helmut felt there are still too many racial, class and cultural barriers among Americans for a true principle centered […]

Apr 2017 26

A Principle Centered Democracy?

“We need a principle centered democracy.” “Are you kidding me?” said my friend Helmut. “There is no such thing. Politics is a blood sport. The nature of politics is warfare. Whoever is standing at the end is the winner.” “So you’re telling me that there’s no such thing? You’re telling me that an idea like […]

Apr 2017 21

“Beyond the Bed of Procrustes”

The Bed of Procrustes has come to represent any attempt” to reduce men to one standard, one way of thinking, or one way of acting,” which is not only detrimental to the individual but ultimately undermines any nation, institution or organization which severs all opposing thoughts or actions which augments its long term vitality and […]

Oct 2016 25

What Americans Want!

Now that the great Bernie Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton for democratic candidate for President and the progressive political revolution will continue well into the future, is America ready for its first female president? My answer is a resounding “yes!” Americans are yearning,  Bernie and Jill Stein notwithstanding, for a serious political candidate who is […]

Sep 2016 19

Politics, the Pulpit and the People, Part II

Originally published by the Michigan Chronicle August 10-16, 2016 Whether the church should become involved in politics is still hotly debated, but the truth is many persons of diverse religious backgrounds have been called to leadership in politics. Countless examples of people filling their religious duties and civic obligations with outstanding records of public service […]

Sep 2015 05

Stop the Political Scapegoating!

With all the political chicanery required in election politics how can prospective voters believe what politicians are saying to get their votes? Part of the political game is to say what people want to hear to grab their attention and galvanize their support. Donald Trump recently crossed the line when he publicly likened undocumented Latino, […]

Jun 2015 01

So After All The Years of Struggle and All The Movements Which Have Fought for American Freedom, Do We Now Want to Surrender America’s Sovereignty With Another Free Trade Deal?

“Ok. Ok. Ok,” says Leo Getz to Murtaugh and Riggs in Lethal Weapon 2 to get their attention and clarify the meaning of the subject in question. So now after all of our trials and tribulations, the many thousands gone, the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have fought, bled and died for America’s freedom […]

Feb 2012 02

“Stop Living in Your Dream World!”

My beloved mother used to say to me as a kid when my imagination ran wild, “Stop living in your dream world!” What she meant was that my fanciful, quixotic ruminations on life as I had imagined and hoped would not come true in the immediate moment and that I had better come back to reality right […]

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