Simple Questions

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. — Thomas J. Watson

Have you ever wondered why things are evolving the way they are? There is a simple answer but before I get to it I want to explore some issues that are happening in our country today and start by asking some basic questions. I want to make these open-ended so that you may answer them as you see fit, not as I see it. Continue reading

The Art of the Con

Politicians are masters of the art of deception. – Martin L. Gross

Currently we are involved in a battle called “class warfare.” It is a conflict where one group of politicians tells the losers of the country that you are being cheated by those who have money and what belongs to them actually belongs to you. These politicians use the term “fairness” to describe how much better your life would be if you were given the money the “rich” have. All you have to do to receive this money is to vote for the politician telling you this. Continue reading

The Silence of Freedom

I begin to feel like most Americans don’t understand the First Amendment, don’t understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don’t understand that it’s the responsibility of the citizen to speak out. – Roger Ebert

It is called Swatting and it is an insidious method used by losers to stop the flow of speech, especially speech they disagree with. Continue reading

A Land Called America

You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it. — Malcolm X

It’s the time of year, a time of fireworks and parades, when we look at and say to ourselves, “Thank God above I live here.” Continue reading