Where did the Leader of our Republic go?

The US is unique among all the countries in the world, either now or over time. Our understanding of ruling the country is based on the very simple concept of By the People and For the People. Few countries have come close to this ideal but none have duplicated it to the extent we have. Until recently we successfully integrated every culture that wanted to live here and was able to make them a functioning part of our republic. As we begin our next election cycle think very carefully about who you will vote for. Will they be a leader with a conviction or a manager subject to the latest polls and political wind, driven by a prejudiced media? We clearly do not have a leader now. Personally, I'm not interested in voting for someone who will make decisions for my own good that I should make for myself.

The Politics of the Pandemic and the Consequences

As information about the Wuhan Virus is coming to light we are learning more about our politicians and our press and it's less than encouraging. From that first meeting debacle between President Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer in the oval office you could tell from the Speaker's demeanor she would do anything possible to make President Trump "pay" for not showing her the respect she believed she deserved. Because she thinks in terms of status quo and personal control, while Trump thinks in terms of performance and the best impact for the most people, she has had a difficult time restricting the results of his actions. She finally found a way to tarnish Trump with the Wuhan Virus, (CoVID 19 for those beholding to China). In Feb 2020 she fired her first significant salvo when she went on a Chinatown tour to convey the message there was nothing to worry about, no need to be an alarmist recommending everyone wear masks. Trump was just being Xenophobic for shutting down travel from China and Europe.

Climate change questions – Is it time to go back to nature?

The climate change question is now settled science, or so we have been told since before the first term of Obama's presidency. From major hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires to droughts, increasing CO2 and runaway biological methane we are facing an existential threat to our existence and it is the most important issue we face today. Bigger than any terrorist threat from the middle east or cyber-attack from China or Russia. Is this really the case? Are we to believe nothing else matters because regardless of another "911 attack", military coup or financial meltdown the climate will kill us all in short order? As Europe is discovering we must be careful and smart about how we implement changes to our power consumption. It shouldn't be about power generation to the exclusion of all else. Europe has invested heavily in wind and solar power and this year the wind is not as strong as in the past, the result is a drop in power generation capability. Europe's answer to the short gap is to bring on lignite (coal) fired power plants. For the uninitiated, lignite is the dirtiest and cheapest form of coal currently in use. It goes without saying they will not meet the Paris Climate Accords targets for the foreseeable future.

Are we better off with Equity or Equality?

09/02/2021 A number of people on the left, progressives and the Press, (redundant I know), are making a point of transposing Equity and Equality.  Seems reasonable right?  Not really, Equity involves a sense of fair play, parity, evenhandedness.  With Equity, you have similar results regardless of the prevailing conditions.  This may appear to be reasonable … Continue reading Are we better off with Equity or Equality?

Is there a ruling class in America?

08/11/2021 Every day you hear someone in the news telling us with the utmost confidence how we are a racist society, or black people are being murdered in the streets by the police.  Perhaps, it's about our education system isn't really teaching our kids the dark side of our history, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington … Continue reading Is there a ruling class in America?

What Kind of a Country …..?

07/28/2021 What kind of a country just stands by while its citizens live in squalor, begging from others when 9m jobs go unfilled every day?  What kind of a country that fought a kinetic war to free all people from slavery and then fought a psychological war of ideals, (the Civil Rights marches), to maintain … Continue reading What Kind of a Country …..?

What makes a good economy (How do you define a good economy)?

07/18/2021 What makes a good economy (How do you define a good economy)? Now, more than ever, it seems this is a very pertinent question.  Inflation appears poised to go over the top reminiscent of the Carter years.  The Federal Government is pumping trillions of dollars into the economy and the value of the dollar … Continue reading What makes a good economy (How do you define a good economy)?

What do Mothers Represent?

Dedicated to Christina 05/09/2021 Mothers are the embodiment of Love, a Sense of peace, a Timeout from the craziness of life, a Place of perspective.  God has given mothers a special place in this world.  From mothers we learn about strength, sometimes physical strength but most often strength-of-character.  When faced with overwhelming obstacles and attacks … Continue reading What do Mothers Represent?

What’s happening to our Freedoms

Maintaining a free society is not without cost. It takes a back bone, a willingness to learn, a willingness to work hard and critically thinking about issues at hand. Stand up to the social shaming when you speak out against obscure, out-of-touch, and racist Critical Race Theory or the 1619 project. Or dare to show studies questioning the wisdom and efficacy of everyone, (including children), wearing a mask all the time. Our freedoms are lost when we no longer are free to speak out, regardless of whether you are LeBron James or Senator Tim Scott. Benjamin Franklin wrote: "…the Belief that when Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick; and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter. ….".