Today was not a good day in our nation’s capital. Today we experienced political discourse in its worst form. Members of Congress have always been in the political cross-hairs – today sadly they were in the cross-hairs of a powerful rifle. Fifty or more ammo rounds rang out across a baseball field in Alexandria, VA. […]
Today was not a good day in our nation’s capital. Today we experienced political discourse in its worst form. We the people… all need to take a deep breath and end the very divisive personal verbal or physical attacks on the people that serve us in our government. We need to resolve to end this […]
A politician is a person active in the art or science of government or governing. While a statesman is a respected leader who can work with others toward the common good. We say we don’t want our elected officials to be politicians – but we need them to be political statesmen active in the art […]
It is safe to say that there has been a lot of vitriol spewed since the November election about the state of the American government. Protests, demonstrations, peaceful marches, congressional office sit-ins and angry citizens in town hall meetings shouting that they want answers. Hate it or love it, the president has created a fire […]
We have seen a recent increase among citizens expressing some level of citizen activism. Millions marched in towns and cities from coast to coast and border to border the day after the Trump inauguration. U.S. airports have seen demonstrations in opposition to the temporary travel ban imposed by the Trump Administration executive order. Social media […]
In 2009 President Obama stated the obvious, “Elections have consequences”. And the same could and should be said today. Elections do have consequences. Many that supported Obama then – liked his comment then. Today those same people are feeling the consequences of the past election. This election gives rise to two American movements. One being […]
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There has been plenty of talk about what to do now that the election is over. Today I got a call from a longtime friend who shared this thought, “I feel the need to speak out about how I want our government to operate. I need to get involved. I’m just not sure how.” Many […]