Three ways to evaluate those who hold political power: when to run away and when to give them another week

I've created a list by which I gauge those in power: who I should run away from and who I'll trust for another week. (By the way, the purpose of the world is NOT to serve us; this is how every major conflict begins.) Now I won't be naive and pretend that in the past … Continue reading Three ways to evaluate those who hold political power: when to run away and when to give them another week

The purpose of politics: not what we, the people, think.

Ideally, our elected politicians solve the problems WE, THE PEOPLE assign them. Ideally, politicians are OUR employees, working for OUR communities' greater good. Invariably, politicians forget that when they get a little power, and will do whatever serves their futures, not ours. There's no wound they won't reopen, no minor issue they won't distort, and … Continue reading The purpose of politics: not what we, the people, think.

Please tell me Perrin and I aren’t the only ones skeptical about politics

I have to confess that with the election season already upon us, and with more than a full year to go, I'm already sharing Perrin's skepticism about politics: I may go into hiding for the next 13 months. I'm still suffering from lingering trauma caused by the 2012, and I just can't go through it … Continue reading Please tell me Perrin and I aren’t the only ones skeptical about politics

“Make your decisions as to what to embrace, but let me embrace my belief.”

In 1836 a prophetic man wrote the following words which we still need today: “We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege: let them worship how, where, or what they may.” (emphasis added) The idea of allowing all people to … Continue reading “Make your decisions as to what to embrace, but let me embrace my belief.”