Archive for March, 2017

Who are ‘We the People’? A bit of wisdom, please

Monday, March 20th, 2017

I recently finished re-watching the old Western movie “How the West Was Won”. The movie, like so many old Westerns, was a story of brave and hardy pioneers who moved west in the face of uncertainty and danger. My generation grew up on such movies. Cowboys, fearless lawmen, tough women, and assorted rugged individuals were our heroes. We love the rugged individualist and consider self-reliance a necessary virtue. To look to someone else for help or protection is typically thought to be a sign of weakness. (more…)

It’s our time to stand up for democracy

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

“We are living through the most dangerous challenge to the free government of the United States that anyone alive has encountered. What happens next is up to you and me. Don’t be afraid. This moment of danger can also be your finest hour as a citizen and an American.”  David Frum, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush

The ideal of government of the people, by the people and for the people is not as popular in the United States as it used to be. (more…)

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