Two articles came to my attention in the past few days. Neither one by themself warranted an entire article. While on the surface they appear quite different; they are actually similar in that they are dangerous. One will look like the outline of a Michael Crichton novel, the other the outline of a political thriller. Both are very, very real and the scary part is that they are flying mostly under the radar.
I can’t possibly touch on all that is going tragically wrong in the world based on the radical right wing’s rise to power in one article. Today I’d like to point out a few things and show you how you can be the beginning of the end of this. Let’s explore. Continue reading It’s That Bad And You Can Stop It
It is early Saturday afternoon as I begin to pen this piece. Donald Trump has rescinded the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, has come out with an enemies list and is threatening to revoke their security clearances also. Word has leaked out of the White House (located in the Hamptons this weekend) that the announcements are being held so that they can be used as news cycle distractions. In my mind that alone undermines the argument of national security. There is much more to this story, let’s explore. Continue reading The Unspoken Check
Today is Independence Day or as it is more commonly known in America the Fourth of July. On this date in 1776 a small group of brave Americans risked their lives by signing a Declaration of Independence from England on the behalf of their fellow American colonists. To this day the Constitution serves as the basis of law in America. It was unveiled to the public on September 17, 1787. It wasn’t the law of the land until New Hampshire was the ninth state to ratify it on June 21, 1788. On May 29, 1790 Rhode Island was the thirteenth and final state to ratify it. Contrary to right wing mythology the founders, let alone the original citizens, were far from a homogeneous group of like thinkers. However they designed an experiment in democracy that has endured and become more perfect over the ensuing decades. Today I fear for the future of a democratic America. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Call For Patriots