One of the email messages that greeted me when I woke up Sunday morning was that 31 white supremacists had been arrested in Idaho for plotting to disrupt an LGBTQ pride event. It seems that members of that community, their families and supporters were basically going to get together for a family day at the park. A Saturday picnic at the park; it hardly gets more American and peaceful than that.
It will come as no surprise to my regular readers that I am not a fan of banning books. There are many right wing disaffirmation books that I would like to see banned but censorship is not the way a free and functioning democracy works. We have to depend on citizens to be able to separate lies from truth – lately many are not doing a good job of that. That being said, freedom of information and a reliance on voters’ intelligence are two of the flaws in democracy, but its still the best form of government humans have been able to come up with to date.
It is a relatively rare rainy morning in the Triangle region of North Carolina as I begin to pen this article. However a huge “ray of sunshine” arrived mid-morning from Washington, D.C and really brightened my and every thinking American’s day. Let’s explore. Continue reading Sunshine On A Rainy Morning
I get a plethora of political emails daily. Near the end of a fundraising period sometimes they actually reach triple digits in a single day. I delete almost all of them after a cursory glance. The one thing they have in common is a request for a donation. Sunday I received one from New Jersey Democratic Representative Andy Kim that I not only read multiple times but decided to make today’s topic. Let’s explore. Continue reading American Values?
It seems like all the political oxygen in the room these days is taken up by the impeachment and the Democratic primary. Today I’d like to touch on a few things happening to a great degree in the background. Let’s explore. Continue reading Other Than Impeachment And The Primary