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Archive for Democracy
Nov 2014 07

Compromise is Not a Dirty Word.

I don’t know if it is the calm before the storms, but I hope that Mitch McConnell’s almost monastic a-plomb, and the Gregorian “chant-cantational” tone of his post-election acceptance speech does not mask more fiercely uncompromising opposition that may come from Republicans now that they have the majority seats in both Houses of Congress. Contrast this, […]

Nov 2014 06

The Big Hurt. Democrats Need More “Umph” in their Messaging.

In the words of my beloved uncle Bo, the Republicans put a “hurt” on the Democrats in the mid-term elections, and many commentators have cited a whole boatload of reasons for the thrashing. The following thoughts and my own thoughts are offered as part of what went wrong. Forty five percent of Americans did not go to the […]

Nov 2014 01

“Beware of Rule Changes.”

I have learned that life is not always fair. Your opponents will sometimes use every measure possible to gain and maintain the competitive advantage over you. Rule changes are part of the game and often range from the sublime to the ridiculous. As I survey the landscape of the upcoming elections, I am astounded at […]

Oct 2014 30

“Life and Relationships are Not Always Fifty-Fifty”

One thing I have realized in my short time on this planet is that life is not always fair. “Sometimes you are the pigeon. Sometimes you are the statue.” “Sometimes you eat the bear and other times the bear eats you.” In the final analysis things in life do balance out in some way or […]

Dec 2013 19

For the Good of America!

I am not a corporation. I am a person. With all the information we hear about corporations in America and with the 2010 Supreme Court “Citizens United” ruling giving corporations many of the rights that people enjoy, I was wondering what they really “think.” I know corporations are dedicated to making as much profit for […]

Dec 2013 18

Leadership as a Path of Least Resistance

One glaring problem in the world today is leaders who problem-solve along the path of least resistance, taking the easy route, serving and being rewarded by the “ruling class.” It is so much harder for leaders to sit down at the table and think through their problems thoroughly, examining every possible angle, and then presenting […]

Nov 2013 19

Let us Now Heal the Great City of Detroit

The restoring of Detroit will be a template for the restoration of America. But, before we can restore, we must first acknowledge our pain and begin healing our wounds. There are many people who are hurting in this town. They have been wounded by the politics of crime and punishment that have devastated their families and communities, […]

Oct 2013 20

A Measure of Good Leadership

Leaders come in many shapes, forms and sizes, and there are outstanding, mediocre and poor examples of leadership everywhere. In fact, civilization could not have come this far without good leaders. We have heard of their feats of prowess on the battlefield, in business, politics, education, religion, sports, science, the arts, industry and other areas […]

Oct 2013 08

Beyond the Politics of Resentment

The “act” of Congress holding hostage representative democracy and shutting down the government to satisfy some primal urge for revenge is rooted in their deep-seated resentment of Obama’s Affordable Care Act – the landmark law which will medically enfranchise millions of people currently living without health care. The political rancor unfolding in Washington is symptomatic […]

Oct 2013 02

Taking Food Stamps from the Needy: Repo of the Fish and Loaves

Anyone who is taking food stamps from the poor and needy, while claiming to be Christian, either misunderstands what it means to be Christian or they are being thoroughly dishonest with themselves and others. Anyone claiming that Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ would approve of such actions has not read the Gospels and is […]

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