Continue reading America: Troubling Times.
No journey is ever begun until hope fills the first steps for reaching the destination.
American people want a capable government, able to bring back a robust economy, and healthy future for all American's benefit. Poll after poll reflects
an approval rating of Congress in the teens or low 20 percent range. It
is a gross distraction under any president's administration to accuse
the president of being responsible for the incompetence and ineptitude
of Congress. Our Constitution stipulates that Congress legislates and our President executes what Congress
Continue reading First Steps: Courage and Hope.
Conservatives like Sen. John Warner and Ronald Reagan influenced many to
become more conservative. That kind of conservative, however, no longer
exists at the core of the Grand Old Party, which has become dangerously
extremist. The Warner - Reagan conservative was about governing for the
future of America, first and foremost. The current GOP is not about
governing, but winning elections at any cost to the nation and people.
Let's take a look at these differences and what, if any hope lies with
the Democratic Party.
Continue reading Extremist Party.
Continue reading Deeper Meaning of Penn State Rapes.
Continue reading Is Peace In America's Future?.
There is a general perception among the majority of Americans today that our political system is corrupt and our government is failing as a result. Most recently, the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators speak to the very same kind of corruption which Theodore Roosevelt spoke of back in the 1920's. When government legalizes bribery and blackmail, these do not cease to be acts of corruption. This is precisely what has taken place in American government and politics, corrupting our system to the point of growing demonstrations in our American streets.
"To destroy this invisible Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day." --Theodore Roosevelt.
Continue reading Corruption in America.
Many civilizations in history, which failed in the absence of being conquered, faced the same 'Zenith Threat' America faces today. Confronted with the threat of leaving their prosperity zenith behind, their civilization divides. Divided, civilizations fail from within. What divides nation's in the face of a Zenith Threat, is two different ways of knowing and consequent prescriptions. I define these two ways of knowing as empiricists and 'wishful believers'. If 'wishful believers' capture control of the nation's decision making apparatus, that civilization fails. America is currently an example of a nation in the throes of a Zenith Threat, with its divisive and hence, potentially negative consequences.
Continue reading America: Knowledge v. Belief.
Continue reading Congress: AWOL !.
Whether, or not, America's federal debt ceiling is raised in time, America's future stands on a precipice of being dramatically altered and faltering for decades to come. Will America turn back, or walk off the edge? Let's examine what is changing, and what those changes portend.
Continue reading America's Turning Point.