TBOCA – T ake B ack O ur C ountry A merica
Yes, I came from the baby boomer generation – I joined hands with many of my fellow citizens and played around in the sandbox until all of the sand was gone. During my time I was not a willing participant but as the “norm” changed so did I…
Our Nation was → Read More
3 years from now we’ll need a president with vision and a keen sense of American exceptionalism to put the country back together again!
Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s farewell address to the nation from the Oval Office. Ten days after delivering the address he left office when George H.W. Bush was inaugurated.
The full text of the address is here but I really recommend watching the entire 20 minute speech. → Read More
Income inequality is the new phrase President Obama will be focusing on during the last three years of his presidency. We have seen the phrases “war on women” and “wealth redistribution” a lot during his first term in office and we all know he wants to fight climate change of the man-made variety, but he has a new, favorite catch phrase in income inequality. It is certain to catch on with a lot of → Read More
Since I started blogging and founded Political Realities, I have always tried to listen to points of view that were different from my own. I have had coauthors who were much more liberal than myself and I have allowed many commenters who were more than a little stirred up that I had the audacity to question their liberal leaders. This is especially true since Barack Obama was elected President. He does not like to → Read More
There is a great divide in America. On one side, you have liberalism, voiced by a group of progressive Democrats that believe in greater government control of almost every aspect of our daily lives. On the other, there is conservatism. More and more, conservatism is being voiced by the people who lean more to the libertarian side of the political spectrum. Many of us want nothing more than to be simply left alone. We → Read More
There is a verse in the Bible that shows itself to be true every day. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. Every once in a while, the truth really does come to light. No matter how well some people try to hide the truth, or the way they really feel, their heart overwhelms their brains and they just blurt it out. Every human being on the planet has been guilty → Read More
Rudyard Kipling penned many of the most inspirational works of my formative years. Whether it was laughing at the simple “Just So Stories” or learning what makes one a real man in “If…”, I loved it all.
It’s been a long time since I read “The Gods of the Copybook Headings”. Bill Whittle from PJTV recently translated this poem to be more easily understood by modern culture, as some of the references have become → Read More
Perhaps I should have changed the title of this post to “The Americans Who Stayed At Home”. That’s really where this all lies. In the aftermath of the election, I was reading some posts on Facebook and came across one from someone I am related to. He and his wife shall remain nameless, but what they posted troubled me greatly. They basically congratulated President Obama for his victory and then wrote that they were → Read More
I did not vote for you yesterday.
But 60 million American citizens did vote for you, and you won another 4 years in the Office of President.
I did not choose you to be my leader. I don’t agree with your policies. I promise you that I will fight with all of my strength to reverse many of the policies you enacted during the first 4 years of your presidency.
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First of all, let me congratulate President Obama on his successful reelection. I did not vote for him and I am not happy with the results, but he did win the election. As unhappy as I am, that is how America rolls. We have successful transitions of power, instead of the kind of violence we see in Libya, Syria, Egypt, etc. As sour as these grapes may be, I’ll still take America over any → Read More
By now, most of us have heard about the woman who was protesting outside of a Mitt Romney rally in Bedford, Ohio. In short, she dislikes the GOP candidate and seems to be in love with President Obama. Her main reason for that love seems to be centered around the phone she says Obama provided for her. She affectionately called it her Obama phone and she was very proud of the fact that it → Read More
I doubt if I am the only person around who notices these things, but I have observed some things that make me wonder about our society. These things make me question if we will be able to see any meaningful change to the place America finds herself in. Is it just me or are our priorities completely messed up? They make me question if Americans really want a change, or to continue on the → Read More
I normally do not post like this, but I just read a post that I believe needs to be shared. John Carey from Sentry Journal has written a post called Because we’re here and no one else is going to do it. Stop what you are doing and ponder for a moment, the condition our great nation is in. Consider how far we have came, in what seems to be a relatively short time. → Read More
What does July 4th really mean to us? Personally, the first thing I always think about on July 4th is my brother’s birthday. My second-oldest brother, Jimmy, was born on this day, 64 years ago. It will always be a special day, if for no other reason than to wish him a Happy Birthday. Other than that, it is supposed to be a day to celebrate our independence from England, over 200 years ago. → Read More
Thoughts on Politics
Last week I reviewed the basic workings of the new political organization Americans Elect here. I conclude today by considering the significance of Americans Elect in the 2012 elections.
Where will Americans Elect take us?
I am unsure of exactly where the Americans Elect process will lead. On the one hand, as The Wall Street Journal reported last Saturday, 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with how Americas is being run, up → Read More