We the People: School reform or social disaster?
“What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its children. Any other ideal for our schools … destroys our democracy.” (John Dewey, 1907)
Lion and the Lamb: The demise of our democracy
Democracy took some time to arrive in our nation. The founding fathers were all white men who were property owners, and it took them more than a century before non-property owners, non-whites and women were allowed to vote.
Tidbits: Look for better role models
In 1993, Charles Barkley proclaimed "I am not a role model."
Stumptalk: A Ponzi scheme Forced On America By Socialists
Who can forget that socialist icon FDR and his gift to the unsuspecting American people? Of course, I am referring to the Social Security Ponzi scheme; taking wealth from one group to award it to another just to pay the bills.
GARY'S WORLD: Acts of kindness make a big impression
I have written about this before, but it’s often the little things in life that make the biggest impressions and commentary about our society.
LION AND THE LAMB: Dreams or drones?
The Chicago Teachers Union is in the process of forming an independent political organization that will promote and support candidates with more populist credentials, especially ones that will fight the city’s policy of shutting down dozens of neighborhood schools and opening charter schools that are publicly funded but privately managed.
WE THE PEOPLE: The high cost of believing lies
Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourner, said it is a good thing to rescue people from drowning, but we need to send someone upstream to see who is throwing them in. The 1.3 million Americans who are out of work and have lost their unemployment benefits may not know who threw them in the river, but I am pretty sure they know who is holding their heads under the water.
TIDBITS: Running for Meg
Social media is, at times, the best and the worst thing to ever happen to our society and our culture.
STUMPTALK: Obama’s Ministry of Truth
Obama and the federal Democrats like to try to shape our concept of reality by changing words and labels. The purpose is the same as that of Big Brother in the novel 1984.
We the People: Stop Blaming Obama!
Years ago, America became independent from one king’s control after fighting its first war. Then, a number of intelligent and unselfish gentlemen worked together to write a Constitution for “we the people” so we could live together as one united country. “Representatives” were elected to continue “working together” to improve the lives of all citizens.
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