Category: American Greatness

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump
“Bob, are you alive?” a reader emailed me yesterday. I’ve been absent for the past fourteen tumultuous days. That is on purpose. We all need a break from the constant stream of crazy fed to us by the mosh pit of Washington on a daily basis. If we do not take breaks, then we become... Read more »

Who will stand up for America, who will stand-up for America’s greatness?

Who will stand up for America, who will stand-up for America’s greatness?
“Who, in this moment of abdication of American leadership by the president, will speak for America? Who will speak for American greatness?”—Bill Kristol Bill Kristol, the Editor-at-Large of the Conservative “Weekly Standard,” posted the words above on Twitter in response to Donald Trump’s temper-tantrum in Brussels, at the NATO conference. His words encapsulate this moment... Read more »

America is great now, has always been great and always will be great.

America is great now, has always been great and always will be great.
I am writing this on July 4, 2018. It is another hot and humid Fourth of July. Only for the near-decade that I lived in Southern California were Independence Day Holidays not oppressive, or rainy. My Malibu home was thirty feet from the Pacific Ocean. The sea breeze kept us cool during the day, and... Read more »
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How did the GOP become cowards, and heartless?

How did the GOP become cowards, and heartless?
Once upon a time, there was a great nation that a brave President called “The shining city on a hill.” That leader feared no one. He knew he had a political party and a nation that was courageous and principled. He stood up against an Evil Empire bent on destroying our way of life. His... Read more »

Did Trump con us again? (I Really Don’t Care, Do U?)

Did Trump con us again? (I Really Don’t Care, Do U?)
I do care. As a matter of fact, I care a lot. It appears the number one news story on Thursday, June 21, 2018, was a cheap raincoat. Walking down North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois on a rainy day, you see many people taking fashion risks as they make their way down the street.... Read more »

America, America, what are we becoming?

America, America, what are we becoming?
There are eras in history that seem irredeemable. Periods of time that the grounds for hope and gratitude have disappeared in a quagmire of uncertainty and hate so that it makes it easy to believe those two ideas will not come again. Reasonable men and women are living in such times in America. I suspect... Read more »
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D-Day, June 6, 1944, America’s most unselfish day

D-Day, June 6, 1944, America’s most unselfish day
I was born in the shadow of World War II. Each year, June 6, was a day everyone stopped and remembered this day in 1944. For many years I saw my mother shed tears on this day as she would take a photo of a young sailor from the bottom of a cedar chest. She... Read more »

Some things we must do to ensure there is a blue wave on election day

Some things we must do to ensure there is a blue wave on election day
“Donald Trump is a liar, shows no signs of having any kind of morality whatsoever, probably is insane, and I will most likely vote for him again in 2020, and will probably vote for a Republican for Congress too,” my friend Frank told me over the weekend. Frank is not just any voter. He is... Read more »

Is America quitting the world stage?

Is America quitting the world stage?
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win,” spoken by the great Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, was stenciled on the wall of our High School locker room. At the time I thought it was just something the coaches had painted on the walls to make us feel guilty about our abysmal win/loss records. We... Read more »
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Do we forget that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a radical?

Do we forget that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a radical?
Fifty years ago today, an assassin struck down one of America’s greatest leaders. It seems like it was just yesterday, and already a half-century has passed. I was seventeen years old, and a few months away from graduating from High School the day James Earl Ray struck down Dr. King. I was home from school... Read more »