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I am an ordinary citizen who for the first sixty years of his life was mostly disinterested in politics. Then George Bush and Dick Cheney intruded into my consciousness and I realized politics is important and determines who lives and who dies.
In recent years I have written a series of letters to newspapers expressing my concern for my fellow man and this beautiful planet. I truly appreciate the OPEDNEWS forum as opportunity to help find a way to a better future.
(16 comments) Wednesday, March 6, 2019 On Police Murder Of Unarmed Citizens
This is an attempt to promote a change in the hiring practice for cops and new standard supporting when lethal force can be used.
(32 comments) Friday, March 1, 2019 Right To Bear Arms No Longer Constitutional
This is an effort to stand up strongly and without apology for a society devoid of weapons being available to those who love guns and need to own and carry arms.
(8 comments) Monday, November 19, 2018 Lone Voice In The Wilderness?
This piece attempts to waken people to their responsibility to control the military and not be controlled by it.
Friday, November 2, 2018 The Lowest Rung
A few thoughts on ceding the high ground in these politically charged times
(2 comments) Wednesday, October 17, 2018 The Nature Of The Beast
This is an effort to describe how the powerful influence our institutions, our lives.
(12 comments) Friday, October 5, 2018 Everyone Believes Blasey Ford
Further commentary on the process I refer to as the illusion of democracy....
(1 comments) Friday, August 31, 2018 John McCain-a low bar for heroism
This is an attempt to expose a serious moral deficiency in much of the US population, noting how we cheer lead war by thanking vets for all they do.
(1 comments) Monday, August 13, 2018 The 1500-lb Gorilla Mueller is Hiding
The Russians are not a meaningful threat and the Muller investigation is intended to create the illusion we need a trillion-dollar-a-year military because the Russians are coming--NOT!
(3 comments) Sunday, April 9, 2017 Out of Control Military
This is an argument against spending another 54 billion dollars on our military and a critique of that military as well.
(27 comments) Saturday, April 1, 2017 Is there a Cure For Big Pharma?
This piece is about health care which in this nation, as it relates to pharmaceuticals, also makes us sick. This piece shows a clear way to a healthy practice of medicine as regards prescription drugs.
Friday, February 24, 2017 A veteran asks: thanks for what?--revisited
This piece is a further effort to elevate our consciousness such that we simply will no longer say yes to war, pay for war, provide our children for that cause. I am not hopeful...