Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

Category: Moral Courage

  • 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…

  • A Living Hell.

    A Living Hell.

    As a person of deep religious convictions,”hell” is not a word that I take lightly nor is the word “evil.” We are living in evil times and the absence of true moral leadership from our President, the GOP and other persons have needlessly created a form of living hell for many Americans. Great leaders shepherd…

  • In The End America Loses If We Don’t Do What is Morally Right To Strengthen and Save Our Democracy.

    In The End America Loses If We Don’t Do What is Morally Right To Strengthen and Save Our Democracy.

      The racial animus and personal attacks by President Donald J. Trump “parlayed” against various members of the Democratic Party along with the deafening silence and refusal of some Republican cohorts and base supporters to publicly denounce such strident incrimination, painfully demonstrate how low we have sunk as a nation into the politics of resentment…

  • What Manner of Men?

    What Manner of Men?

    Looking down the darkened corridors of American Democracy, I still see faint flickers of light clustering and creating new pathways of hope for the American people as they make their way outward and upward to greater dreams and brighter days. That men in their monumental selfishness, unbridled recklessness and ossified arrogance would so carelessly wield…

  • Time for Silencing of the Lames: Nanci Pelosi Should Once Again Become Speaker of the House

    Time for Silencing of the Lames: Nanci Pelosi Should Once Again Become Speaker of the House

    The seventeen Democrats led by Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Bill Foster of Illinois along with numerous freshmen who have petitioned other Democrats against supporting Nanci Pelosi as Speaker of the House next January should stand down. Now is not the time for newly elected Democrats to quibble over who will lead them this next…

  • ” The Problem of Procedural Injustice.”

    ” The Problem of Procedural Injustice.”

    The crises now facing American Liberal Democracy may have as much to do with the denial of procedural justice by politicians as it does the aversion of distributive justice for everyday Americans through failed political processes, corrupt political leaders and a broken political system. Such grievous injustices have been evidenced most recently by the refusal…

  • The Hero Will Be Missed.

    The Hero Will Be Missed.

    In these solemn hours and days in our country—we still hope, work and believe that bright burnished days will be our future—the examples of true heroic men and women of strong moral courage and good moral character who are true public servants who love their country, have sacrificed tremendously for it and with all their…

  • “The Anatomy of Political Destructiveness”

    “The Anatomy of Political Destructiveness”

    The struggle for true and complete freedom in America must be understood within the framework of our American Representative Democracy which now more than ever is still worth preserving, upholding and defending. It is precisely within the context of our Constitutional Democratic Republic and the ethos it has nurtured and developed that we grasp the…