What Makes America Great (Pt 5/6): American Political Philosophy and Ideals

The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights have inspired the world.  Perhaps the greatest contribution the U.S. has made to humanity is American political philosophy and ideals. A Foundation of a Written Constitution The U.S. government is built on the bedrock foundation - the supreme law of a written constitution. James Madison, the … Continue reading What Makes America Great (Pt 5/6): American Political Philosophy and Ideals

Enforced Equality and the Tale of Harrison Bergeron

Equality is a noble ideal. “All men are created equal.” No One is Truly Equal In reality, no one is truly equal.  No one is exactly the same. We are born with different gifts and talents.  We are born with various flaws and handicaps.  We are born with different IQ’s. Some people are born into … Continue reading Enforced Equality and the Tale of Harrison Bergeron

Police Reform (9/10): Rethink the Warrior-Military Mindset

The U.S. Police Warrior/Military Mindset The police warrior-military mindset started as a narrow concept during deadly confrontations.  However, it has expanded to become the prevailing culture.                                                                                   Supporters of the warrior-military mindset believe it is critical to officer and public safety. However, many police professionals and criminologists believe that the warrior-military mindset actually makes officers … Continue reading Police Reform (9/10): Rethink the Warrior-Military Mindset

WWII German Pastor Niemoller: Speak Up for the Rights of Others

German Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemoller WWII Post War Poetic Confessional "I didn't speak up" They came first for the Socialists, and I didn't speak up –            because I wasn't a Socialist.Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up –            because I wasn't a trade unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and … Continue reading WWII German Pastor Niemoller: Speak Up for the Rights of Others

The Awesome Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams is one of the most remarkable and influential Founding Mother.  She was the wife of one president and the mother of another. She is recognized as one of the most extraordinary women in American history. Childhood and learning to read and write Abigail Smith was born in 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.   Because she … Continue reading The Awesome Abigail Adams