The political problems of our world seem unsolvable because we have two political parties who have only one goal in mind. Making money and controlling power. Business people enter the world of business to make money to buy power. Politicians gain power in order to make money. Then results are the same. Those who seek to rule the world both need money and power. The only difference is the road that those choose to attain the money and power that they want.
As there appears to be no limit as to how much money some people need, there is also no limit to how much power some individuals want. Those who enter the political arena have to do enough to please their constituents in order to remain in office. But, the realization of their desires have nothing to do with the issues that affect the families of this country. The politicians need the money from the corporations to make the money that they need to satisfy their personal desires.
While these facts are true, politicians and corporations cannot overrule the will of the people if:
- the people get involved
- if they vote out their representatives then their representatives are not responding to the needs of the people
- when the people stay in contact with their representatives and;
- when the people develop and express concepts that reflect the desires of the people.
My purpose is to provide ideas. Ideas create thought. Thought leads to better ideas. When better ideas are presented, people get involved. When the people get involved, the people can change the course of their government.
While the content of the articles may be provocative and may be offensive to some, no offense is intended. Truth, or the quest for truth, sometimes requires open debate and open confrontation of behaviors. While I have personal beliefs that work for me, I do not want or intend to tell others how to live their lives. I am also of the opinion that the government is not the proper authority to make moral choices for their people. That is what the church, whatever church you choose to belong to, or not, is for. As Winston Churchill wrote:
“Parliament can compel people to obey or to submit, but it cannot compel them to agree.”
Moral values should not be enforced by rule of law. Moral values should be enforced by your own conscience. If your behavior harms no one but yourself, it’s no ones business what you do.
Personal relationships always provide great sources for humor and exploration. Relationships are all about emotion. As the intellect is never involved, opportunities for the writer abound. And truth, even about relationships, is always funnier and more entertaining than any fiction.
So read the articles and reflect on the ideas. You are not required to agree with anything I write. Hopefully, whether you agree or disagree, you can improve on those ideas. Then together, we can make things better for all of us.
I hope you enjoy what you read.
QUOTES I LIKE FOR MY ARTICLES
WHAT DO YOU MEANS CHRISTIANS, JEWISH AND MUSLIMS WORSHIP THE SAME GOD?
"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another."
WHAT TO DO ABOUT CONGRESS SPENDING. ARE YOU AWARE OF HOW MUCH YOUR PAYCHECK IS GOING TO THE GOVERNMENT?
"Government, even at its best state, is but a necessary evil: in its worst state, an intolerable one."
EDUCATION, WHAT IT SHOULD BE:
"Education must have an end in view, for it is not an end in itself."
EDUCATION, THE WAY IT IS:
"Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine." Irwin Edman
McCARTHYISM ON THE RIGHT
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
"We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us."
AND UNION FOR ALL
“Adam was but human – this explains it all. He didn’t want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it because it was forbidden.”
WANT TO KNOW WHY YOUR RELATIONSHIPS FAIL
"To be loved, be lovable"
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
MADE TO BEHAVE
"Many people consider the things which government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things that government does for others as socialism."
SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
"Religion is a way of walking, not a way of talking."
W. R. Inge
TRUTH IN ADVERTISING
"Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth."
BE PROUD OF YOUR INTEREST RATE
"The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
KIDNAPPING IS KIDNAPPING EVEN IN HAITI
"And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love the salutations in the marketplaces, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at the feasts: which devour widows' houses, and for pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation."
The Bible, King James Edition, Mark, Chapter 12, verses 38 - 40.
PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION OF THE MOMENT
“Do the illiterate get the full benefit from alphabet soup?”
"A married man should forget all his mistakes. There is no point in two people remembering the same thing."