Tag: Evangelicals

What Democrats need to know about Republicans (Part II)

What Democrats need to know about Republicans (Part II)
When I became a lobbyist in the 1980s, the GOP had a big rush on Senator Al Gore (D-TN) to move across the aisle and join the Republican Party. I know it is hard for many to imagine now, but in the 1980s, Senator Gore was a dying breed in the Democratic Party. He was... Read more »

What every Democrat needs to know about Republicans Part 1

What every Democrat needs to know about Republicans Part 1
For forty-four years, I was a Republican. My family roots go back to the very start of the party. We were there in the beginning, and my Mother’s family helped organize the party in Illinois in the 1850s. I heard tales from my Great-grandmother about a fella her Grandfather knew named Abe Lincoln. As a... Read more »

Billy Graham proved that one can support Israel and still be an anti-Semite

Billy Graham proved that one can support Israel and still be an anti-Semite
Billy Graham died at age 99 last night. That is a long life. He walked with Presidents and was called America’s Pastor. His fundamentalist thunder filled stadiums and ballparks around America. It was the old-time tent revival gone downtown and it played to massive crowds. I have an Uncle who is a Southern Baptist Minister.... Read more »
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Are ethics a thing of the past?

Are ethics a thing of the past?
There are some who argue that one cannot lose what one never possessed. That is the view of a growing number of people. I am finding myself slipping into that camp, but I do not blame the teachings in most Holy Writings of the major religions. I blame those who pervert those teachings and call... Read more »

Are we a nation of victims?

Are we a nation of victims?
Victimhood has become a comfortable place in American politics. One of the luxuries of claiming victimhood is absolution for examining one’s behavior. Is it becoming a convenience to try and stifle criticism? White supremacists do not believe there is any legitimacy in charges of racism. They do not understand, nor, appreciate the institutional racism that... Read more »

How Donald Trump, Fox News, and Evangelicals soiled Christmas and Christianity

How Donald Trump, Fox News, and Evangelicals soiled Christmas and Christianity
There have been 13 Presidents in my lifetime. In my 67 years, I do not remember any President of the USA trying to divide our Nation at Christmas. President Kennedy, one of our most eloquent Presidents, chose Christmas to remind the people of East Berlin they were not forgotten. He spoke of brotherhood, goodwill, and... Read more »
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The massive GOP tax hike

The massive GOP tax hike
The world is indeed topsy-turvy. The GOP I knew for four and a half decades believed in minimizing taxes. The popular view was that taxes were bad for consumerism. That means taxes are bad for business since we are a consumer based society. Lower taxes meant higher spendable income. People would buy more. Retail would... Read more »

The GOP is heartless, selfish, and cruel

The GOP is heartless, selfish, and cruel
It’s a good day to be a former member of the GOP.  Every day seems to be a good day to be a former member of a party built on selfishness, greed, and cruelty. I was part of their hypocrisy for four decades.  I left the GOP because I have principles, and religious beliefs and... Read more »