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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 […]

Sep 2016 17

“Politics, the Pulpit and the People.” Part III

-To truly understand the role of the church and its people in politics, we must remember the ministry of the historical Jesus which sets the tone for understanding the practice of religious faith and life in the world. While at times Jesus withdrew himself from the world for rest and prayer, he did not completely […]

Aug 2016 06

Are We Ready for Hillary?

As we hurdle down the home stretch of this presidential election the question is who will be our next president? The people yearn for another serious political candidate who has surely experienced baptisms by fire, knows and understands the real critical issues facing all Americans and has a master plan for making America better. Americans […]

Jul 2016 27

“In An Era of Selfishness”

Ayn Rand’s “The Virtue of Selfishness,” affirms the right of the individual to live on his own terms and to not bow to the collectivist principles of altruism by serving the interests of others. Every person has a basic right to put first his own interests before the group’s interests, to pursue”the ends justifies the […]

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, […]

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