If you did agree, my Republican Friend, to have the dialogue I invited last week, what might we talk about and how? Continue reading “The Conversation”
Have you noticed that even after taking control of the government, Republicans are still not building or creating anything? One could almost understand their constant obstruction to anything the Obama Administration wanted to do since they hated him so much and couldn’t get much past the Dems in the Senate and Obama’s veto. But now, with control of the White House and both houses of Congress, their only agenda is to dismantle, repeal, exclude, and withdraw. What’s up here? Is there anything about this country and our society they do like? Continue reading “Have you noticed?”
Dear Old Friend,
We never talk about anything even remotely political anymore and I’ve been struggling for an explanation. I don’t know about you, but I miss our old conversations, the way we used to banter about our Parties’ differences in debates that were at once humorously predictable and mostly earnest. We probably could have switched sides we knew each other’s positions so well. I don’t think either of us ever expected to change the other’s mind, but in some way I think we kept each other honest. And that was good, wasn’t it? No matter how long we argued, our differences never interfered with our friendship.
Something has changed. Continue reading “Letter to My Republican Friends,”
Newton’s third law of motion speaks to politics: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Science isn’t alone in recognizing this critical phenomenon. Scripture warns, As ye sow, so shall ye reap and Buddhists see the eventual cosmic balancing of deeds in Karma. But 15th century historian and politician Machiavelli might have nailed the inevitability of retribution most poignantly when he advised, If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared. In other words, you’d better finish your enemy off or he’ll be back to get even. Unless Republicans have a plan to eliminate all the Democrats they might want to consider changing course a little. Continue reading “For Every Action…”