On Merit And Principle

In the not too distant future every United States Senator will be asked to pass judgment on the suitability of Neil Gorsuch to sit on the Supreme Court. Though qualified by review of resume and experience he would be a dangerous choice for America and his confirmation would reward un-American behavior. Let’s explore.   Continue reading On Merit And Principle

You Were Warned

A few days ago the word started to circulate that amazingly many progressives were actually longing for the days of George W. Bush. This was not because of some new found respect for him or his administration; but because by comparison to Donald Trump’s opening act he was much more palatable and actually looked smart. Buyers regret is already starting to set in for many Trump voters and my prediction is you haven’t seen anything yet! Progressives, including yours truly, warned America. Continue reading You Were Warned

The Enshrinement Of Joe Biden

It was a summer afternoon in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012 and for the first time in my life I was in the same room with the sitting Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden. As he entered the room a spontaneous cheer of “BFD, BFD” erupted from the crowd. Just as quickly an “ah, shucks” grin broke out on Biden’s face. Meeting the Vice President was a privilege and today I have the privilege of enshrining him in tellthetruthonthem.com’s   Progressive Hall of Fame. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Joe Biden

To: The World From: This American

This article is intended primarily for my international readership. A big however! If we are going to correct the situation it is up to me and my fellow Americans.

Please don’t judge America or the vast majority of the American people by our current President and his closest cronies! We are good, welcoming, warm hearted people. We are almost exclusively a country of immigrants or the decedents of immigrants. In my case three of my four grandparents were born in Poland. By global standards I have a great life. By American standards I have an average life. That tells you how good life in America is relative to most of the world. Many Americans or their not far removed ancestors came here escaping something. Almost all came in pursuit of a better life for themselves and their descendants. I’m glad my ancestors came! Continue reading To: The World From: This American

Exploit And Endanger But Don’t Employ

Like President Trump I did not serve during the Vietnam conflict. Unlike him I didn’t use my family’s position to gain a questionable deferment; I was simply fortune enough to get a 333 in the lottery. Few in my family of my generation or younger have served. Nonetheless I respect the service of our active and veteran military. I may not agree with their mission(s), but they didn’t cut their own orders and their service is as noble as any in our history. Trump has a history of exploiting veterans and that has continued into his brief tenure in the White House. Despite not having a “horse in this race” I think it is shameful! Continue reading Exploit And Endanger But Don’t Employ