If since World War II American foreign policy had been focused more on truly championing democracy and humanitarian principles throughout the world as opposed to mainly promoting American corporate interests, we would be living now in a far less dangerous and pain-ridden world.
When our public policies are aligned with America’s First Principles, we do OK. When our public policies deviate from those principles, chaos ensues. But every generation needs to inscribe them on our hearts. Our 1st Principles are power; our only sure protection against tyranny
2) America’s mission statement comprised of the following: All men are created equal; God gave all men inalienable rights of life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness; govts are instituted among men to secure those rights & we’re govt of the people, by the people & for the people!
1) America is having an identity crisis, having become untethered to the remembrance of who we are and what our purpose is. We must become purpose driven and mission driven again, in order to navigate this critical moment.
Health is not the absence of sickness; sickness is the absence of health. And peace is not the absence of war; war is the absence of peace. It takes just as much strategy and sophistication to wage peace as it takes strategy and sophistication to wage war, if war is necessary.
It’s absurd to think the mindset which wreaked such havoc in the 20th century should be our guidance system in the 21st. The head separated from the heart, and the intellect separated from love, represent a spiritually diseased state from which humanity must heal.
“Not taken seriously by professional politicos” simply means not acknowledged by club members who think membership should be limited. The only thing that ultimately matters to a candidate is being taken seriously by voters.
The days of the tough cowboy leading us into reckless war and then being lauded for his strength are over. What must emerge now is an age of proactive peacebuilding, where we fortify the factors statistically proven to increase peace and reduce conflict. #wagepeace
Love, not economics, should be society’s bottom line. I know there are those who think it’s naïve to say the most important thing is for us to more deeply love each other. But what’s naïve is to think humanity will last another hundred years on this planet if we do not.
“The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, well-being & dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When govt controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices.” - RBG
I’m looking forward to my Town Hall in Washington DC on Monday, May 20, at Unity of Washington DC. Moderated by Rev Sylvia Sumter, starts at 7PM. Free and Everyone is Welcome. 1225 R Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
I agree with Booker & Harris: it’s time to up the fight against NRA obstruction towards common sense gun safety legislation. We MUST AND WILL have universal background checks, outlaw bump stocks & ban military assault weapons. Also why I think we should lower the voting age to 16
U.S. suggests possible imminent action re Iran. Viet Nam, Iraq redux. DON’T BUY IT THIS TIME! Make noise immediately. Call your Senators at 202 224 3121 to support S1039 Affirming Constitutional requirement for Congress to approve a war against Iran.