I grew up believing in the American political system and was comforted by my civics lessons which taught me that our governmental structure protected our country from becoming a dictatorship. The three branches of government, with the system of “checks and balances” built in, were put there by Founding Fathers, who had seen first-hand what… Read More The Screeching Silence of GOP Lawmakers
OK. So Nancy Pelosi says Republicans are anti-government ideologues. My question: So why do they run for office? If one does not believe in government, then what do such political candidates believe in? Why spend literally millions of dollars to be elected to office? Why are they there? What do these anti-government ideologues want? They… Read More Big Government Be Damned?
As I have watched the festivities surrounding President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, concurrently being celebrated alongside the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, I find myself courting a different dream…and that is that the president’s presence, power and persistence in spite of tremendous odds, that more and more African-American boys will have someone in… Read More A Different Dream
Yesterday I heard a program on NPR where people from Texas were being interviewed about that state seceding from the Union. Following the re-election of President Barack Obama, a petition began circulating requesting that the Lone Star state be allowed to secede. It has over 100,000 signatures thus far, with more coming, it is… Read More Is God Absent?
It hit me that the complaint from Conservatives about taxes is partly a complaint by them that their tax dollars are paying for the poor to live off their hard-earned money. Duh. For the longest time, I was thinking that the resistance against paying higher taxes was just because they want to hold onto more… Read More The Poor Be Damned!