Politics

In response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels yesterday, Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said he would increase police patrols in “Muslim neighborhoods” to stop radicalization. Confronted this morning on CBS news with the truth that there aren’t Muslim neighborhoods in America and forced to admit that he doesn’t even know how many Muslim people live in…

Read more A Bible Lesson for Ted Cruz

There has always been a lot of misunderstanding about what a flag is. A flag is a symbol of something, quite often a country, though it could be a symbol of a movement or a governmental body smaller than a nation. In America, States have flags, sports teams have flags, cities and municipalities may have…

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Among the group that usually prefers to portray America as “A Christian Nation,” there is a lot of hate filled and xenophobic rhetoric these days. Let’s be clear: hatred and the practice of any legitimate religion are incompatible. You cannot simultaneously hate and love. There are many things that have brought us to this day.…

Read more No Room for Hatred

What this country needs is politicians who are leaders. What we have are politicians who are followers – of the lowest common denominator, the stupid, the inane, the fable, the old wives’ tale – and the result is the likes of the current pile of presidential hopefuls who make Archie Bunker seem like the love…

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Political discourse in America has devolved to developing a distorted, revisionist view of history and religion and then screaming it from the rooftops in the hopes that the ignorant will believe it. Of course those who do this know better, which makes them liars and cowards who have sold their souls to the corporate demons…

Read more The Whoring of Politics

Despite the attempts by conservative politicians to convince us otherwise, this remains true:

I am constantly amazed at how many people are manipulated into voting against their self-interest. Of course, there are times when compassion may lead us to vote against our apparent self-interest, but in truth a vote cast out of compassion is always in everyone’s self-interest. I am referring to those people who struggle financially but vote for candidates…

Read more Politics and Self-Interest

Imagine what might happen if we taxed money raised in political campaigns and required that for every two dollars raised, one dollar went to public education. Of course, politicians would oppose the measure, because it would lead to a more intelligent electorate!

In America, of course, Presidential elections are held every four years. About eighteen months before the election, candidates start announcing that they are going to run. At that point, the vindictive of the populace tends to shift from the current President (unless, of course, s/he is running for re-election, in which case it only intensifies)…

Read more Cyclical Political Mystery