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Righting Wrongs

Those who read me know I feel there are a lot of problems in our society today. Too many believe we’ve outgrown our capitalist model, even the democracy-driven republic in which it works. They say our constitution is too old, outdated and want a new form of governance offering financially-aligned equal outcomes and social justice. They crave a more equitable society where people of all colors, backgrounds and abilities can...

Naive Americans Us!

A few weeks ago I lamented in Naïve American Me! that all my life I’ve labored under a misconception about the underlying ethics, morals and cultural values that made me who I am and America what it is. These ideas engendered rugged individualism, I thought, and instilled personal accountability But today, given the seriousness of our situation, my apparent naivete now seems symptomatic of a widespread insidious disease...

Naive American Me

Growing up in the 50’s our parents warned we’d be accountable some day. We’d have to make our way, take charge of our life and be productive members of society. They didn’t add but don’t worry if you’re having a hard time, government has your back. The message was clear; no one would have our back! Pretty harsh, I know, but buddies from those days tell the same story. We didn’t expect help. In fact, we didn’t...

Stranger In The House

In my writing of late I describe what I think it means to be an American. Just my opinion of course, as a conservative who believes in traditional values, but it seems I raised the ire of my liberal friends who ask – what gives me the right to tell them or anyone what it means to be an American? I find this odd, since we all have freedom of speech, right? Whether my Americanism is correct depends on the reader; some will...

Trashing Capitalism

Some believe the problems plaguing our society are endemic to capitalism and won’t be fixed so long as we stick to this system. They think socialism doesn’t have these problems, offers a level playing field and guarantees social justice. Those agreeing think there’s rampant discrimination against race-gender-ethnicity subsets in our society, narrowing their opportunities, paying less for the same jobs and treating them...

Amerikka

My fellow Americans, (r)epublicans & free market capitalists: The lefties are coming! The lefties are coming! Would that you heed the call as did other patriots not so long ago when the cry was – The British are coming! The British are coming! Why the panic? In a word, millennials. Youth under 30. They’ve been thoroughly indoctrinated into the joys of socialism with few opposing views and a false perspective of a...