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Archive for Democracy
Jul 2017 08

Leadership, Leadership, Leadership!

Just as one good rule of business is finding the right location, location, location, a cardinal rule of any successful organization, association or nation is leadership, leadership, leadership! The business rule has to do with finding the best geographical position for doing the best business. The organizational rule has to do finding the leader possessing […]

Jun 2017 29

“There’s Nothing Worse Than Wasted Talent”

I’ll never forget the famous line in the movie by one of my favorite actors, Robert De Niro, in his directorial debut, A Bronx Tale: “There’s nothing worse than wasted talent.” Everybody has a talent which he or she uses for better or worse. And yes, there are some people appearing to have no talent […]

May 2017 27

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 […]

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 […]

Jan 2017 20

Embracing the Legacy of Dr. M.L.King Jr: Serve, Advocate, Inspire!

 Embracing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: Serve, Advocate and Inspire! Delivered on January 16, 2017 City of Southfield Annual M L King Jr. Celebration Southfield, Michigan Carlyle Fielding Stewart III Introduction Good Morning People! This is a day that the Lord has made. Let us give thanks and rejoice today that we […]

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 20

Politics, the Pulpit and the People, Part I

Originally Published by the Michigan Chronicle July 13-19, 2016 Many people believe that the church should stay out of politics and that politics should stay out of the church. This view stems partly from arguments for the separation of Church and State. “The phrase “separation of church and state” is generally traced to a January […]

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