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A Strong Woman is Running for President

I am so proud that we have such a strong woman likely to be the next president of the United States.  It is sad to say, but I don’t think everyone is proud.

In fact, I think there are many that feel threatened by such a strong woman. The day Hillary Clinton became First Lady, and began working on establishing health insurance for all, was just too much for the Good Old Boys (GOP) and conservative Democrats to handle.

We need to look past the Republicans’ effort who are trying everything and anything to keep this wonderful strong woman from becoming president. They have been trying, in vain, to discredit Hillary Clinton for years. We cannot let them get away with it.


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It’s Election Season Again!

Bernie sanders with we the people

Bernie Sanders with We the People

So we are back. Back in the windy world of presidential politics.

As a person whose goal is to seek and disseminate the truth, I will say that I believe Bernie Sanders is the most truthful candidate I have ever seen.  He wants to work within the rigged system, then mobilize the American people to fix the system with their votes. The current system is set up so  private companies can give a lot of money to politicians so that they will legislate policies that enable these companies to make more money. This prevents our elected officials from doing what is best for We the People.  If these politicians do NOT do what the private companies want, they will give their money to another candidate, a candidate that they CAN control.

Well, the days are over when the People vote against there own self interests by believing the false rhetoric  “take our country back” or “make America great again.”  What the People didn’t understand, until finally Senator Sanders is now telling them, is that when they say “take our country back,” what they really mean is, take it away from We the People, and give it to wealthy.  When they say “make America great again,” what they are really saying is make the wealthiest Americans great again. And the word “again” is really unnecessary because it always was great for the wealthy, and it always will be great for the wealthy unless if we, yes, We the People, stand up and VOTE!

The voters of yesterday thought that government was too big. They thought they wanted  smaller government. If the government is made smaller,  all that extra “power and money” of the government will NOT be given to We the People! It will be given to the wealthy, the big corporations, the banks, the 1/10 of 1 percent.  If the voters want to “reduce the size of government,”  we the People will NOT be the beneficiaries! We the People will not prosper.  The wealthy will prosper. The wealthy will take  control, doing what is best for their profit line, definitely NOT what is best for We the People.

We the People, and only We the People have the power, but we must use that power by voting! And we must vote for someone who is going to keep We the People in power by taking that power and money away from the wealthy, the big corporations, the banks, the 1/10 of 1 percent. That wealth does not trickle down. That wealth does NOT create jobs. If it did, We the People would be getting richer, too. But, as we all know, the rich are getting richer and the We are getting poorer.

Bernie Sanders is the only one who can effectively bring this truthful message to We the People, and enable Us to rebuild this nation, to make is strong, to make it safe, to make it the envy of all the world.


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Saddleback is no comeback for McCain

The Presidential Forum at Saddleback Church was a great opportunity to observe the differences between Barack Obama and John McCain. There were several clear differences that we all know about: Roe v Wade, the war in Iraq, the Supreme Court judges to name a few.

But what was even more interesting was what it revealed about their character, confidence and intelligence. On these points, they were very different.

When McCain answered questions, he was a bit uncomfortable and fearful of each coming question stating “I hope they get easier,” and later, “They don’t get any easier!” When he was asked basic questions about issues in his platform, his answers were quick, short and delivered with a punch designed to demonstrate his toughness. For McCain, this forum was an opportunity to promote his image. But when McCain’s questions were more philosophical, less policy oriented, he would lose his footing. He floundered, until the moment when he figured out a way to apply old war stories, or recycled stump speeches “we need to drill here and we need to drill now!” On the question of naming the three people he most admired, his face lit up and said General Petraeus, giving himself an opening to continue his usual rhetoric of how we won the war in Iraq, etc.

Overall, McCain did a good job reasserting his image and re-stating his policies, but he did not seem natural. What I learned about McCain his that he lacks confidence and seems afraid that he might reveal something about his soul. He would use jokes to buy time and cover his inadequacies. He fell back on tried and true recycled answers that were sophomoric and showed no depth and revealed nothing new.

Obama, on the other hand, responded to all questions thoughtfully, giving respect to Rev. Warren by answering his questions in the true spirit for which they were asked. Obama saw this as an opportunity for Americans to get to know him and he seised it. By being more natural, relaxed and confident and by reaching into his soul for his answers, the audience got a broader understanding of Barack Obama. He thought seriously about the questions and answered from his soul. He was not only unafraid of what he might reveal about his deepest thoughts, he made every attempt to do just that.

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