Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

Category: Compassion

  • “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…

  • 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…

  • Quotable Quotes on Power III

    Quotable Quotes on Power III

        “Walls turned sideways are bridges.” Angela Davis “God made freedom. Man made slavery.” Marie Joseph—Grenier “The government is best which governs best.” John M. Hutchins “Tenterhooks are the upholstery of the anxious seat.” Robert Sherwood “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.” Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III “Power, when invested in the hands of…

  • Time for Silencing of the Lames: Nanci Pelosi Should Once Again Become Speaker of the House

    Time for Silencing of the Lames: Nanci Pelosi Should Once Again Become Speaker of the House

    The seventeen Democrats led by Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Bill Foster of Illinois along with numerous freshmen who have petitioned other Democrats against supporting Nanci Pelosi as Speaker of the House next January should stand down. Now is not the time for newly elected Democrats to quibble over who will lead them this next…

  • Local Pastors, Leaders And People As Rights Activists and Advocates

    Local Pastors, Leaders And People As Rights Activists and Advocates

    Recently I had the good fortunate to join in discussions about why many Christian pastors are not more strident civil rights activists and advocates. Why aren’t more pastors more actively involved in civil and human rights advocacy locally and nationally? Why don’t pastors preach more sermons on political, social and economic issues to their congregations?…

  • “Despite How You Have Been Sometimes Mistreated, Your Country Has Not Quit You So Be Careful Not To Quit Your Country!

    “Despite How You Have Been Sometimes Mistreated, Your Country Has Not Quit You So Be Careful Not To Quit Your Country!

    Much criticism and cynicism flourish these days about where America is truly headed. Some have given up all hope that America will ever become in reality what it professes to be as a nation on paper. The Three Great Documents of Freedom remain the cornerstones of our nation which began as a people centered Democracy…

  • “A Word to My Fellow Christians On The Present Crises.”

    “A Word to My Fellow Christians On The Present Crises.”

    To Fellow Christians Regarding The Present Crises: To fellow members of the Christian faith and others opposing the blending of religion and politics during these volatile and dangerous times in our Republic, I am compelled to take issue with the position that religion and politics be kept separate. The demand to keep religion out of…

  • Good Rules For Daily Living

    Good Rules For Daily Living

    This thanksgiving let us be grateful for our blessings- and we still have them even though we sometimes think that we don’t- thankful for the power to forgive and to be forgiven, mindful of the need to do our part in making the world a better place for all people, helpful in supporting those causes…