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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, […]

Jun 2015 01

So After All The Years of Struggle and All The Movements Which Have Fought for American Freedom, Do We Now Want to Surrender America’s Sovereignty With Another Free Trade Deal?

“Ok. Ok. Ok,” says Leo Getz to Murtaugh and Riggs in Lethal Weapon 2 to get their attention and clarify the meaning of the subject in question. So now after all of our trials and tribulations, the many thousands gone, the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have fought, bled and died for America’s freedom […]

Apr 2015 25

Don’t Shut Down TPP Debate!

Will the proposed Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement adversely affect the working poor, middle class, unions and laborers by giving corporations more power at the expense of American workers? Discussion is ensuing about America losing her sovereignty to corporations with this agreement which really has me worried especially given the current culture of corporatism that has virtually […]

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 […]

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