Tag: American government

  • WE HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

    There is consensus among key leaders who believe that we are nearing the end of the American Experience and our constitutional form of government. They fear that a democracy ‘Of By and For The People’ is about to fail under the heel of authoritarianism. They acknowledge that a large percentage of the American voting population…

  • FINDING LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

    Thumb Butte seems to be waiting for heavy wet snow this morning. Some of its cracks and crevices are already highlighted by tendrils of white. The sun is hidden behind thick clouds that moved in during the night. They reflect the rays of sunlight away from the land and hopeful thoughts of warmth. The town…

  • FALSE BELIEFS ABOUT THE NATIONAL DEBT

    Tune in to anyone ranting about the national debt and you will hear a load of bull about how it will destroy our children’s futures. Their words are meant to convey that spending on programs like Social Security, Medicare, or any type of program that helps citizens survive and prosper, is bad. Their arguments may…

  • GREED AND POWER CREATED A SYSTEM THAT BLOCKS ADVANCEMENT

    When I was visiting schools in India, rich and powerful people were afraid of an educated populace who would demand a say in how the country was run, and want a piece of the economic pie. They worried that educated people would take their power. In the USA, there were similar concerns directed at the…

  • AMERICA MUST UPDATE ITS FLAWED GOVERNANCE

    The United States of America—We the People—must update our governmental systems or we will not be a democracy that reflects the will of the people. There is conclusive evidence that the system of government we practice now has been undermined and compromised. The world we live in today, is radically different than that of the…