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
If one of the main problems of influenza is that it attacks the body’s respiratory system, leading to pneumonia and other pulmonary issues which ultimately cause death, it would seem that America, under this president, is on life support, unable to breathe. This president and his administration have shown us our disease and instead of… Read More America Has the Flu
I am really trying to understand what is going on in this country. The Right is in the White House. We are being led by people who hold white nationalist ideas. We are being told to be afraid of Muslims, to keep Mexican immigrants out of the country. We are being told that when the… Read More Trying to Understand
It is singularly interesting and puzzling to me why people so quickly say one is “playing the race card” if he or she mentions the racial issues we deal with daily. America is “the race card,” and everything, or nearly everything, she does, somehow circles back to the issue of race. For instance, while people… Read More On “The Race Card”
OK. So I am confused. The Constitution of the United States, that sacred document to which we all refer to understand what our country is all about, says that government is to be “of the people.” President Lincoln, in the Gettysburg Address, referred to that constitutional sentiment when he said that government in this nation… Read More “The American People” are …who?