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Dishonorable Members

Dishonorable Members

King’s fair mindedness can be assessed by his assertion to the House of Representatives that undocumented immigration is “a slow-rolling, slow-motion terrorist attack on the United States.”           crooksandliars.com On 1 August 2014, several Republicans in the House of Representatives brought themselves and their chamber into disrepute. They abandoned all pretentions […]

“Hate-Riots vs The Promise-Land”

“Hate-Riots vs The Promise-Land”

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” — Alexis de Tocqueville   https://www.facebook.com/dallasmorningnews   “Give us your tired and weak And we will make them strong Bring us your foreign songs And we will sing along” Precisely the opposite sentiment is demonstrated by […]

Opposite of Progress

Opposite of Progress

  A joking, anonymous quote, asks “If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of Progress?” As often happens, things said in jest convey a good deal of truth. The only problem is flippancy is not a guarantor of accuracy. Congress has institutional and procedural characteristics that make it susceptible to paralysis, […]

LOVE, HONOR & HOPE – A Benefit for US Veteran’s PTSD Foundation

LOVE, HONOR & HOPE – A Benefit for US Veteran’s PTSD Foundation

  Love, Honor, & Hope – A Benefit for the United States War Veteran’s PTSD Foundation Eight authors are joining forces to support one fantastic cause. Beginning June 24, 2014, Love, Honor, & Hope, an anthology of eight full-length novels, will be available for 30 days at the low price of $0.99. That’s right, just […]

Somewhere along the way

Somewhere along the way

As the Academy Award winning movie, Witness, moves toward the climatic confrontation, John Book [Harrison Ford] calls his former mentor: “Chief Paul Schaeffer: Calling me at home. I can’t trace the call. That’s smart, John, very smart. John Book: Lost the meaning, did you, Paul? Chief Paul Schaeffer: What? John Book: Isn’t that what you […]

Cliven Bundy’s Historic and Strategic Racism

Cliven Bundy’s Historic and Strategic Racism

www.policemag.com The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) that was passed by the Forty-Fifth Congress on June 18, 1878. This came one year after the end of Reconstruction and was updated in 1981. Its intent (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) […]

Ray Gun Republicans

Ray Gun Republicans

cheezburger.com Although they are largely posturing in this as in so much else, 21st century Republicans profess to be the heirs of Ronald Reagan. In their fables and folklore, the Reagan Years were halcyon times characterized by peace, prosperity, and joy. Like most recollections of times past these are inaccurate to the point of caricature. […]

Phoney Patriots and False Prophets

Phoney Patriots and False Prophets

themoderatevoice.com In contemporary America, a diverse, mostly liberal, largely rationalist political party is vehemently opposed by a highly uniform, purportedly hyper-patriotic, militantly Christian party. This is a novel situation in America which has had competing political parties that shared a powerful consensus on proper political principles, priorities and processes. At least one scholar of American […]

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