Tagged: democracy in America

An Alternative to Violence?

An Alternative to Violence?

  Fortunately, in the most vicious stand-off in America since the Civil War, I have noticed no sign of involvement by the violent Antifa movement. I deplore violence, even in the face of egregious...

What “the People” Want

What “the People” Want

  As I ponder yesterday’s comments by Joy and LogicFish, who have obviously read extensively and thought intensely about the way our world works, I wonder how “the people” figure in this vast puzzle....

Squelching the Media

Squelching the Media

  Trump is threatening to revoke the media credentials of news organizations that run negative stories about him. But I wonder whether he can legally do that. The freedom of the press is uniquely...

Betrayed by Minions

Betrayed by Minions

  When we the people elect minions to represent us, we get betrayed. It’s as simple as that. Devin Nunes for instance. Some misguided voters in California sent him to Congress. I guess they didn’t know...

Why Would Millionaires Run for Political Office, Anyway?

Why Would Millionaires Run for Political Office, Anyway?

Would you run for office? Probably not. You don’t need the aggravation. The moment you throw your hat in the ring you become a target. Your life is examined under a microscope and professional...

Religion and Democracy – an Explosive Mix

Religion and Democracy – an Explosive Mix

As Egypt’s democratically elected regime teeters on the brink of collapse this morning, I am left wondering whether democracy can work in a country so divided by religion. And I wonder, too, whether politicians...

Now, It’s Government by Intimidation

Now, It’s Government by Intimidation

They taught me in school that democracy is a system of government of the people, by the people, for the people. So I have to wonder when I read – as I often do –...