Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pure political hit piece

The content of article clearly outlines this country experienced for eight years under Obama, Democratic Party, the media, corporate America and the public sector worker.
Any 20 year old political junky could write this and do everyday.

In a publication I once respected for its objectivity. Disappointing but likely directed to your present like-mined audience.

Obama couldn't have done the damage without the both parties, the media, educational complex and the American people. This has been coming for 40 years - thanks to baby boomer generation. Have never taken responsibility for anything - its always someone else. Pathetic.

Do I have hope it will change? No

Is America Still Safe for Democracy?

Why the United States Is in Danger of Backsliding

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States—a man who has praised dictators, encouraged violence among supporters, threatened to jail his rival, and labeled the mainstream media as “the enemy”—has raised fears that the United States may be heading toward authoritarianism. While predictions of a descent into fascism are overblown, the Trump presidency could push the United States into a mild form of what we call “competitive authoritarianism”—a system in which meaningful democratic institutions exist yet the government abuses state power to disadvantage its opponents.
But the challenges facing American democracy have been emerging for decades, long before Trump arrived on the scene. Since the 1980s, deepening polarization and the radicalization of the Republican Party have weakened the institutional foundations that have long safeguarded U.S. democracy—making a Trump presidency considerably more dangerous today than it would have been in previous decades. 
There is little reason to expect Americans’ commitment to democracy to serve as a safeguard against democratic erosion... read more

Monday, April 10, 2017

Where was this before we lauched the cruise missiles?

Yet on April 2, 1917, requesting before a Joint Session of Congress a declaration of war against Germany, Wilson delivered his most famous address, with its celebrated phrase “the world must be made safe for democracy”:
"Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty….A steadfast concert for peace can never be maintained except by a partnership of democratic nations. No autocratic government could be trusted to keep faith within it or observe its covenants. It must be a league of honor, a partnership of opinion….Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end and prefer the interests of mankind to any narrow interest of their own."    Read Article