in We the People Series

Truth or Dare

  You can get something from new representatives about the truth, even a Republican from Nebraska.  On the first day of the Judge Kavanaugh hearing, Sen. Ben Sasse made a strong almost non-partisan point.  He says Congress must stop pushing its power to the executive branch to avoid taking responsibility and promote reelection. He stopped short of calling it cowardice, just saying that was no way to live your life.  He warned that this practice is leading to a politicized Supreme Court.  He sees this as a failure of the duty of congressional representatives and begged his colleagues to keep politics in Congress and to leave the Supreme Court alone.  Watch Fox clip here or the longer PBS clip here: Germane to what Ben said here is I”m Just a Bill and The Constitution from School House Rock

“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” — George Orwell

Authoritarian control is a pattern that repeats, from the bread and circus of Rome to the popcorn and Netflix of today. Across the spectrum, the interest in lowering education, limiting cultural exchange and individual expression is that pattern.

“Just remember what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.” — Donald Trump POTUS45 The next addition in the series is entitled – Managing Change.  Our failures have roots and we must all take a serious look at the kind of future we want and compare that with what we are likely to get.

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  1. “Don’t apologize for the sorrow, grief, and rage you feel. It is a measure of your humanity and your maturity. It is a measure of your open heart, and as your heart breaks open there will be room for the world to heal. That is what is happening as we see people honestly confronting the sorrows of our time.”
    Joanna Macy