Category Archives: National politics

Strange shifts

Well, I don’t expect much from state legislators.

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Podcast – Donald Trump and civil war

“Let me be very clear, that I want Donald Trump to be both impeached and removed from office. That does not give anybody license to misrepresent his words.”

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HRC the conspiracy theorist

Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a ‘Russian asset’ groomed to ensure Trump reelection

Why would she even say that?

This can only hurt the Democratic party.  It will raise suspicions that the contest’s rigged.  It will embolden Trump supporters.

In the last weeks before the 2008 Democratic national convention, HRC came out with some gaffes that may have cost her the nomination.  In 2016, her “deplorables” speech may have cost her the election.

Now this.

Even Eleanor Roosevelt said some things she deserved to regret.

Appeals

Late in the composition of last week’s post, I came across an unexamined feature of Trump’s sway over the nation’s soul.

Emotions come first.
Ideas come later.

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Donald Trump isn’t helping.

From last week’s post:

Decades ago, I conceived The William Tell Show in response to the pain I heard on the airwaves in the world of talk radio. If we can cast aside all theories, opinions, beliefs, ideologies and value judgments, and attend instead merely to What Is, we may be able to begin from a state of agreement.
What Is is indisputable.

Until now, I’ve paid no attention to Trump’s tweets.  It’s clear that I could spend all my time deconstructing them according to the guidelines of Free Speech Handbook.  But this is not my only task in  life.

Two recent ones, however, caught my eye.

He points people directly away from What Is. Continue reading Donald Trump isn’t helping.

Courage to walk unarmed

A Nation of Cowards

Jeffrey Snyder suggests that carrying a handgun is both a right and a duty of every law-abiding citizen.

This is hard for me to relate to; as, for all practical purposes, no such people exist in my world.

Gun lovers’ slogans include, “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Forget laws; in my world, only outlaws have guns now.

I have no impulse to join them.
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