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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...

Some Call It Rebellion

America tends center-right on the political spectrum. Our form of government, rules of law and constitution all provide a conservative platform on which we built and run our society. When issues arise the party in power looks to its counterpart as loyal opposition, expecting they’ll bring points of view & honest questions to the table within the framework of the system. As power shifts left to right and back again the...

Socialized Capitalism

If you’re like me you tend to think of these as black or white; either one or the other. In reality, a pure form doesn’t exist. Governments are actually hybrids of both, usually having more of one than the other.   Socialism is defined under various theories as governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, government here meaning mass ownership by society. Another...