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We The People

You know I don’t pass things along…especially anything on politics…but this just makes sense to me.

I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you are on or where you stand on any particular issue – it does not matter with this. The only thing that matters is that we as citizens fight to take the improper influence that big money has on our political system and obliterate it. Campaign finance reform as we know it has failed us and if anything it is rampantly worse. Right now our political beliefs do not matter because the “elected” officials are not responsible to the American people and their interests. They are forever indebted to the person/corporation/super PAC that gives them the most money to get elected. Continue Reading…

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NOTICE: If you care to debate I am happy to carry on an informed civil discussion on the topic of the Affordable Care Act…but I will not engage in mud-slinging, name calling or any outright nasty hatred here….take it to your Facebook wall if that is your bent.

So these are just the facts as I now understand them for me personally.  You may have found different results (and I’d love to compare) but most I have talked to are seeing similar results. Continue Reading…

american-debtAs American voters we can debate forever who is best suited to be the President of United States. And if my Facebook timeline is any indication it’s clear that many Americans are very passionate about their position and candidate of choice.

But I wonder how many Americans really pay attention to things that they think are out of their control and don’t noticeably (in their eyes) affect their day-to-day lives.  Continue Reading…

I pledge allegiance…

October 5, 2012 — 1 Comment

pledgeOn the news today I heard about the story of Pennsylvania Democratic State Representative Babette Josephs refusal to lead the Pledge of Allegiance when asked during a House State Government Committee meeting.  Her reason?

“Thank you. I do not pledge the flag of the.. allegiance based on my First Amendment rights and based on the fact that I really think it’s a prayer. I don’t pray in public.”

My first reaction was, “Come on – seriously?!”  Why would someone object to reciting a pledge that has been around for over 100 years – especially in a setting where their purpose for being there is to serve the people of their state which is part of this nation.  Continue Reading…