Author: Scott M. Stolz

You Can’t End Racism and Discrimination by Insulting People 0

You Can’t End Racism and Discrimination by Insulting People

You can't end racism and discrimination by hurling insults at people and dismissing them and silencing them as being racist, sexist or deplorable. You can only end racism and discrimination and create a kinder world if you actually talk to people who disagree, understand why they feel the way they do, and explain that there…
The Missing Voices of Love & Reason 0

The Missing Voices of Love & Reason

In the aftermath of this election, which I think was exhausting and draining on all of us, I've been doing some thinking. There are a ton of voices that divide us and promote their own interests and agendas above all others, but where are the voices promoting peace, love and respect? We have a lot…
What to Do After Your Candidate Loses 0

What to Do After Your Candidate Loses

Just because your candidate didn't win doesn't mean it's over. What it means is you have to continue promoting peace, love, equality and fairness. You can do that several ways. Don't withdraw; engage. Put pressure on elected leaders. They want to get reelected and know they need your vote next time. Work with moderates that may…
The Extent of the Dissent 0

The Extent of the Dissent

Listening to comments on social media, it's clear most of the vocal people didn't (and still don't) understand what really drove each candidate's voter base. In an election where both candidates were widely disliked, it never really was about voting for a candidate's character. After all, most people felt that their choices were either a…
Lack of Economic Freedom Leads to the Dark Side of Politics 0

Lack of Economic Freedom Leads to the Dark Side of Politics

The more a society takes away people's economic freedom, the more they turn to extreme leaders and extreme political philosophies that promise them economic prosperity. In a democracy, the revolution is by votes; in a dictatorship, by arms. Either way, people will rise up and demand economic opportunity, as history has shown us time and…
The Point of Democracy 0

The Point of Democracy

The whole point of democracy is that people are allowed to have different opinions, preferences and points of view, and that is okay. And what makes democracy work is people respecting the fact that not everyone is going to agree with them or vote like them...
What This Election is Really About 0

What This Election is Really About

This debate and election actually has little to do with actual policy and knowledge. It has to do with a large percentage of people wanting to end politics as usual in Washington. That is Trump's voter base. They don't want logic, they want to disrupt the system so the rich and powerful, like Hillary, don't always win.
Free Speech is for Everyone 0

Free Speech is for Everyone

People seems to love free speech, when it is their own, but don't like other people to have free speech. They kind of miss the whole point of what free speech is supposed to be about.