A Forum

I would like this to be a forum for political and social thought. I would like to try to keep it civil. That can be difficult as people, myself included, usually feel strongly about these issues. I will try not to be insulting though insult is often in the eye of the beholder.

Maybe no one will ever read this but me, maybe it will just turn out to be my private journal. We'll see.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mixing Business and Politics

With Trump's comments about the fall of the British Pound being good for business at his Golf Course in Scotland, one has to wonder why he wants to be president.  Does he really want to help Americans or does he want to help the bottom line of Trump Industries?  I want a president who's primary interest is in doing what is best for America and her people.  I don't want a president who is cynically looking at the presidency as a good business move.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

American Terrorism

The sad truth is that most acts of terrorism in the United States have been committed by by people of Western European Christian background, and it is nothing new.

The acts of abolitionist John Brown can easily be called terrorism but they pale in comparison to the lynchings of African Americans in the 18th and 19th century.

The bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1963.

The bombing of  the Alfred P Murrah Federal Office building in 1995 which killed 168 people, many of them small children.

The Charleston Church shooting a year ago.

Let's not forget the many terrorist acts committed against abortion providers

This is only a small sample of what people who call themselves "Christians" do to others. 

Trump and others on the right seem to think that all we have to do to protect ourselves is to get rid of the Muslims, the Hispanics (all evil doers according to Trump) and everyone else who isn't a Western European Christian.  Wrong!  People of all religions and ethnicity do evil things and Americans ow Western European heritage are up at the top of the list.

Most Muslims are good, hardworking people.  Just like Christians, some of them have psychological problems that cause them to do terrible things.  Let's not punish a whole group for the sins of a few or else we would all have to accept guilt.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Shall a Clown Lead us?

Can a clown make America great?  Perhaps it would make a circus out of a great nation.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Bankrupt America in our Future?

Trump insists that his business acumen can save America.  I wonder, is that the same business acumen that sent four of his companies into bankruptcy? Rather than saving America I fear that Trump would make matters worse.  Check out his record here on Politifact

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tradgedy into Political Hay

Trump must be getting dizzy as he tries to spin a national tragedy to his political advantage.  It is disgraceful how he is behaving, what he is saying.  Muslims I have met have been quiet, respectful and even shy.  Some, as do some Christians, use there faith to justify violent actions that have their genesis in their own mental health issues.

Check out this CNN story to read how Trump spins tragedy to his own advantage