Many of the non social issues, or perceived issues, facing the country are so large and mentioned so often that their impact on individual citizens is lost. Examples of such issues:
- government over-regulation.
- a $19 trillion dollar budget deficit.
- the appointment of Supreme Court Justices.
- illegal immigration.
- a weakened military.
- climate change.
- school choice.
Last week, I found an example of how government over-regulation has negatively impacted Whole Foods and its customers. Continue reading
Political correctness exists for one reason – too many Americans are afraid to say what they believe and think. They are being bullied by a segment of Americans who want to control the direction of the country. If someone calls you a name or says something derogatory about you for what you think or say, then who would want them in your life to begin with. Continue reading
Freedom of speech is vital to a democracy. It allows citizens to hear all points of view and to make up their own minds about issues and behaviors. The ‘speech’ doesn’t have to be audible and the points of view can be diametrically opposed! Two recent examples.
Colin Kaerpernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.
Sam Kendrick, bronze medalist in the 2016 Olympic pole vault in Rio.
Many have accused the materials for teaching the new and very controversial Common Core national educational standards as politically biased toward a “progressive” or liberal political viewpoint. While it appears that may be true, one sentence in the language arts materials for 5th graders and which has been cited as a example of political bias caught my attention.
“The wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation.” Continue reading