To anyone who fears a Trump-fueled racist fallout, read this and allow it to guide your wisdom and strength in these uncertain times.
Being American is not about race, it is about nationality and how one identifies themselves.
We are all Americans.
We welcome you and your views. We also welcome the right of people to use the democratic process to choose a leader.
Though Trumps words were poorly chosen, we still have an opportunity to communicate to this leader that we will not stand for the mistreatment of any citizen or visitor to our country. Period. Read More
Do both primary popular GOP and Democrat candidates think they are above the law, what is next?
If popular GOP candidate Donald Trump’s comments about forcing the U.S. Military to act on illegal orders to torture insurgents (on the battlefield?) and Hillary Clinton gets indicted for yet another Clinton ‘Emailgate’ scandal for breaching national security, what happens next?
At this point the top two candidates are appearing unfit to lead the nation. This may be the first accurate result of how the media plays an integral and dangerous role in the American political system.
Hillary Clinton’s litany of scandal
Last Night, Donald Trump Disqualified Himself
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Today’s founding perspective is from Thomas Jefferson on the nature of politics and government:
“Let those flatter, who fear; it is not an American art. To give praise which is not due might be well from the venal, but would ill beseem those who are asserting the rights of human nature…Open your breast, sire to liberal and expanded thought. Let not the name of George the third be a blot in the page of history…The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail. No longer persevere in sacrificing the rights of one part of the empire to the inordinate desired of another; but deal out all equal and impartial right…This is the important post in which fortune has placed you, holding the balance of great, if a well poised empire.”
(As quoted in Jon Meacham’s Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power)