Monthly Archives: June 2017

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What has happened to the U.S. Government

2017-07-13T09:28:43-07:002017|Blog|

Why is the U.S. gridlocked, divided, and dysfunctional?  How has it happened that our government, which functioned effectively for most of our brief history, has become completely incompetent and unresponsive? It is in their interest NOT to do anything. By making things more complicated, passing more laws, creating confusion by connecting riders to bills [...]

Presidential Election – Does Our Government Even Work?

2017-07-13T09:28:43-07:002017|Blog|

Beyond life in our groups and communities, governments don’t work.  They didn’t work in ancient Egypt, Rome, or Greece, and they don’t work today.  Here’s why. First, let’s agree on what government is.  According to Vocabulary.com, “Government is the system of people, laws, and officials that define and control the country that you live [...]

9/11 Anniversary

2017-07-13T09:28:43-07:002017|Blog|

It has been nearly 15 years since our country was attacked on 9/11.  I’m sure you can remember exactly where you were, who you were with, and what you were doing.  I know I can. I often wonder about our response to 9/11 and what could and should have been done differently.  What if [...]

Liberals and Conservatives – Poles apart??

2017-07-13T09:28:43-07:002017|Blog|

One day I looked up the definitions of liberal and conservative, to see what each believes. Amazingly, the definitions were identical – you could have switched them because they both said the same thing. So why has the USA (United States of America) become the DSA (Divided States of America)? After all, we are [...]

Understanding the Human Condition

2017-07-13T09:28:43-07:002017|Blog|

What is the human condition?  What is ‘human nature?  I can answer that in 2 words:  meaningless crap. We are asking the wrong questions.  The right question is not understanding the human condition, but understand the human.  That’s right.  We, self-proclaimed miracles with big brains and advanced intelligence, have no idea who we are.  [...]

Presidential Election 2016 – Bad Situation? Or VICTORY!?!?

2017-07-13T09:28:43-07:002017|Blog|

The word which best describes the current state of U.S. political and presidential affairs is –frustration.  So let’s take a fresh look at our options, to find one that millions of us could feel good about. The obvious first option is the all-too-familiar lesser-of-2-evils decision.  Admitting that Washington beltway politics has lost any hope [...]

Donald Trump Visits Mexico

2017-07-13T09:28:43-07:002017|Blog|

It struck me as surprising this morning, when I first heard that Donald J. Trump had been invited to Mexico for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.  Even more surprising, it was President Nieto who invited Mr. Trump to attend the meeting. Nieto and Trump have a history that is not so [...]

Miracle Cure of a Sick Society

2017-07-13T09:28:43-07:002017|Blog|

Most of us are aware that there are plenty of social problems in the world.  No developed country is immune.  But who wants to be reminded of problems that no one has answers to?  I know I don’t. The question is this:  are we, you and I, compelled to adjust our way of life, [...]