Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

Category: Democracy

  • Removing Biden from the Democratic Ticket Could Mean Political Suicide.

    Those urging President Joseph Biden to quit his post because he failed to deliver last Thursday night’s debate need to be called back from the edge. Any attempt to forcibly remove Biden could spell political suicide for Democrats plain and simple. Exiting the stage now amid all the noise about finding a suitable replacement other…

  • One Bad Debate Does Not A Bad President Make

    One Bad Debate Does Not A Bad President Make

    What’s wrong with the Democrats? I understand their shock and dismay. Why did they attack Joe Biden’s performance at the presidential debate last night? Why are they openly bellyaching about his one bad performance? Don’t they understand that one bad debate does not a bad president make? While good, effective communication is essential to the…

  • A Second Term of Donald Trump? What it Could Mean for America and the World.

    A Second Term of Donald Trump? What it Could Mean for America and the World.

    After years of writing articles on religion, democracy, and politics warning of the coming radical right-wing tsunami now shaking the foundations and threatening to destroy our Democratic Constitutional Republic, there is little doubt that America will face greater hardships if Donald J. Trump is re-elected. Since his foray into American power politics, the former president…

  • They Fought the Good Fight!(Fighting the Good Fight)

    They Fought the Good Fight!(Fighting the Good Fight)

      “Fighting the Good Fight.” Delivered on Memorial Day Weekend May 21, 2017 Joshua 23:6-11 I Timothy 6:11-16; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 Carlyle Fielding Stewart iii Introduction The Apostle Paul in the true warrior spirit counsels his son in the ministry Timothy and prepares him for the coming battles of ministry and speaks of fighting the…

  • 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…

  • 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…