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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.
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.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010(5 comments)
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.
Thursday, October 14, 2010(1 comments)
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!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010(1 comments)
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.
Monday, April 19, 2010(7 comments)
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.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010(4 comments)
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
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.
Sunday, April 26, 2009(4 comments)
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.
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
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Let Them Eat Cake!
The hypocrisy of the MSM and its concerns about the return of "class warfare"
Saturday, February 14, 2009(14 comments)
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.