Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

Location: Delhi, N.Y., United States

The author and his webmaster, summer of 1965.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


In yesterday’s post Edward Dawyot didn’t specify how Democrats are “buying votes through entitlements.”
Hillary Clinton has pointed out: “The United States is an exceptional nation.”  It’s not just that we have the greatest military, or that our economy is larger than any on Earth, it’s also the strength of our values.  Our power comes with a responsibility to lead.”
Actually, America votes have an opportunity in the coming election to change the direction of humanity.  President Obama has started to reform our criminal justice system, by reducing the federal prison population; ending the use of solitary confinement for juveniles; reinvigorating the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division; encouraging police and communities to work together to make sure that our streets are safe and that our law is applied equally.  Those issues aren’t entitlements, they are human rights issues.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is also a human rights issue.  It's about filling the gaps in employer-based care so that when you lose a job, go back to school, or start a new business, you'll still have coverage.  Nearly eighteen million have gained coverage so far.  Healthcare costs are growing at a historically low rates.  Our businesses have create more jobs every single month since ACA became law.
Human rights issues remain the goal of the national Democratic Party.  It wants to expand both Medicaid, and paid family leave; increase the minimum wage, and guarantee equal pay for equal work.
Many minority groups in our country are being treated differently under the law.  In order to remain exceptional our federal government must fund schools to the level that our children deserve.  People need to receive help signing up for health insurance.  They need access to affordable housing, and our veterans need to receive the benefits that they’ve earned.  


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