Don’t Confuse Heroes with Celebrities

One of the great failures of the modern era is that heroes have been replaced with celebrities. Tienanmen Square Heroes are men and women who inspire us because of their great achievements and/or their exemplary acts of courage and conviction. Heroes have changed the course of history for the better. Heroes have saved lives at … Continue reading Don’t Confuse Heroes with Celebrities

Booker T. Washington: Truth and right are not determined by a majority

Great Quotes Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) is an American hero and role model. Raised in slavery, he became the leading advocate for former slaves and their descendants. He devoted his life to fighting Jim Crow discrimination and championing civil rights.    Washington worked in the brutal coal mines and salt furnaces in West Virginia in … Continue reading Booker T. Washington: Truth and right are not determined by a majority

Martin Luther King: Only light can drive out darkness, only love can drive out hate

Great Quotes Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was an American Christian pastor and civil rights leader. He was a inspiring speaker. Dr. King followed the path of Mahatma Gandhi.  King consistently preached peace and  non-violent civil disobedience. The authorities responded to his peaceful protests with water cannons, tear gas, attack dogs, beatings, and arrests.  … Continue reading Martin Luther King: Only light can drive out darkness, only love can drive out hate

Police Reform (1/10): “Support Law Enforcement Privately and Publicly”

Winston Churchill observed that democracy is the “worst form of government – except all others.”  That is how I view our law enforcement and criminal justice systems. This ten-part series of recommendations for improving law enforcement is based on my 10 years as a prosecutor and over 30 years as a criminal law judge. Saved … Continue reading Police Reform (1/10): “Support Law Enforcement Privately and Publicly”