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I am a child of the WWII era. I have always considered myself a patriot, even when I have passionately disagreed with the policies of the government. My view is that disagreeing with the current caretakers, during any administration, is not only our right, but, the sacred responsibility of every citizen who claims to love this country. It is my opinion that there are far to many of us that take on those responsibilities lightly or not at all. I hope that there are still those who understand that responsibility and will join me in this on-going " great american debate". In the spirit of Voltaire,"I may disagree with your views, but, I will defend with my life your right to express them." That, I hope will set the tone of this blog. Please feel free to post responses to anything I write here, but I hope we can keep the discussion civil, the level of debate high and the volume low. Thanks for coming.

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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 20, 2011
Does Size Matter? Our founding fathers discussed the size and tone of the government in detail, and knew that size does matter. The bigger and more robust the better. The fact is, the founders did not fear too big a government, they feared a government that was too small.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Top Reasons I Will Vote In This Election Though there is a growing suspicion that nothing changes whether we vote for Republicans or Democrats--I believe there are compelling reasons we need to shake off our apathy--and that we need to vote and continue to support Democrats.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Rise and Fall of the American Republic Americans have forgotten that a well informed active public is the only guardian of our liberties and that, that duty requires us to vote. We have often neglected that civil liberty out of apathy and anger. A right and duty that our forefathers won for us with their blood. Doing nothing but complain about what the current administration failed to do is moronic and self destruct, given the current political alternative. Vote!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Ants--The Rich Man's Burden Fareed Zakaria's interview with, Goldman Sachs CEO, Lloyd Blankfein was illuminating. As I watched an obviously brilliant Mr. Blankfein explain with great detail how his deals were structured, it occurred to me that while he is brilliant, he was also oblivious to the damage that he and others in his class had caused.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 19, 2010
Mitch McConnell: Mouth from the South Corporate America has its hand so far up the backsides of politicians like Mitch McConnell that they have become nothing more than talking dummies for their corporate masters and that poses the real danger to this Democratic Republic.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Fascism on the Rise in America - Democracy Dying? Originally titled 'Rise of the Fascist Right and Death of Our American Democratic Republic' this article shows a direct correlation between the Rise of the Fascist Right and Death of Our American Democratic Republic
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 29, 2010
Rise of the Fascist Right and Death of Our American Democractic Republic This article shows a direct correlation between the Rise of the Fascist Right and Death of Our American Democratic Republic
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 21, 2009
Nancy Pelosi: the Human Shield In The Torture Debate Exposing the desperate twisted logic of holding Nancy Pelosi politically accountable for knowing about Torture
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 27, 2009
The Hilarious Aspects Of Torture The seriously psychopathic response of the right wing's Conservative media leaders, laughing at the idea of torture, as outlined in the recently released "torture memos", shows how far the right has fallen.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 26, 2009
The Chilling Effect Of Torture On The Constitution The rationale to allow torture authored at the highest levels of our government has exposed the extent of moral decay in the underpinnings of the Republic and the rule of law upon which this nation was founded.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Obama Sends a Terrible Signal Obama shakes the hand of a dictator and is critisied by the man who helped create dictatorships in the 80s
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(43 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 11, 2009
Is America A Terrorist Nation? The culpability of America in inflicting terrorism on innocent Iraqis
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 3, 2009
America: The ADHD Nation And How It Will Survive With A Terminally Short Attention Span The Republican's Budget Alternative Is DOA
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Time For Bloody Revolution: What Jefferson Didn't Say. Michelle Bachmann's misquoting Thomas Jefferson and using the misquote as a call for a "bloody" revolution is sedition.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Danger Of Becoming Good Americans The Rise of Fascism In America
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 7, 2009
Whats In A Word? Does it Matter? The difference between-Life, Liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the repression of a whole class of citizens, hangs on a word
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 1, 2009
Let Them Eat Cake! The hypocrisy of the MSM and its concerns about the return of "class warfare"
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2009
Three Republican Profiles in Courage Three Republican Profiles In Courage Today a compromise bill came out of the Senate and House Conference on the the Stimulus Bill due in large part to the courage of these three Republican Senators - Susan Collins, Olympia J. Snowe of Maine and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania - and they deserve to be recognized as heroes.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 6, 2009
The Sky Is Falling, But Only On Some Of Us Why is anyone listening to the Republicans anymore?
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The Danger of Playing Fair The danger of Obama underestimating the radical right and its motives.

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