Tagged: Elections

State of the Union 0

State of the Union

One side hypes social issues while the other side hypes the economy. About 1/4th of the country decides on Hillary, and 1/4th decides on Trump, even though 70% of the population didn't like either of them; 7 million people voted third party or independent, and about 1/2 of the population didn't even bother to vote.…
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Michael Moore Explains Why Trump Won

While it is clear that Michael Moore is no fan of Donald Trump, and thinks he is bad for America, he gives some chilling and sobering insight into why Trump won the election, and why the pundits and media all got it wrong. He talks about how the former middle class is hurting economically, and how…
Did America Just Suddenly Become More Racist and Hateful? 0

Did America Just Suddenly Become More Racist and Hateful?

In the aftermath of Trump's election to the office of President, we have seen a rise in the number of acts of hate, some racist, some discriminatory against the LGBT community or Muslims, others against supporters of various candidates. Suddenly it seems as if we have more racists and haters everywhere, or at least their sympathizers.…
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…
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.
Building a Great Society that is Great for All 0

Building a Great Society that is Great for All

Building a great society that is great for all is no small feat.  It requires good people in the right positions (government, police, social organizations, business, etc.).  It requires a populace that, for the most part, believes in the greater good, the common wealth, and that things will get better.  It requires a system of justice that, while not perfect, must deliver justice to all, regardless of a person's station in life.  And it requires...