Why his decision matters now more than ever

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Former Vice President Biden meeting with Republican Gov. Kasich (YouTube)

The Republican Party has done a lot of damage to America’s democracy over the past fifty years. Here’s what I believe are the worst four:

  • Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” in which he embraced the white racists of the Deep South. As a direct result, the Deep South, historically the most religious region of the nation, became the GOP’s strongest base, and so forced the party to not just accept its racism, but also elevated its right-wing evangelicals to become the political power brokers that Barry Goldwater warned about in the early 1960's.
  • Reagan’s “war on big government” wherein he intentionally sowed mistrust and fear of the government itself. He followed this up by slashing taxes, and by doing so ushered in the era of still-uncontrollable deficit spending. …

The reason is one upon which Christians, liberals, and conservatives can all agree

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National tribute to beheaded French teacher Samuel Paty. (msn.com)

Before saying another word, the beheading of the teacher in a quiet suburban French town northwest of Paris — like the massacre of the reporters and staff of Charlie Hebdo in 2015 — is an inexcusable crime for which the murderer must face the full weight of French justice. …

The things no kid wants are sometimes what every kid needs

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By Chicago 2016–103008_1982, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54062063

My sons are both married, one with a one year-old child, and the other with a pregnant wife. Both work full time with benefits and are in the process of buying homes of their own. It looks like they’re well on their way to achieving the American Dream, right?

Actually, that’s not their goal.

Both of them intend for their children to attend K-12 school in the Philippines. My oldest son attended K-12 schools here in America and attended college in the Philippines, while my youngest attended his last two years of high school there. …


Glenn Rocess

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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