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Our Young Must Save the World from US and Enact Social Change

The needs of our young voters are not being adequately served by our government at all levels. The problem is that elected officials are mostly middle aged or older individuals who have little on common with our youth. So their needs and issues are underrepresented. Continue reading

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CARS, Cars, and more cars?

Cars have enabled most of what we enjoy today. They have given us far greater mobility than ever before and to do it in great comfort and convenience. But cars have created their on problems of traffic congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse gases. The drawbacks are starting to outweigh its benefits. Continue reading

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Living so Close yet Be so Apart

I moved here more than five decades ago first to go to college before it became famous for technology then to work in the birthplace of semiconductors and home to such greats as Robert Noyce, Andy Grove, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs who shaped our area to what it is famous today, Silicon Valley… Much of this region grew quickly starting around the early 1970’s with people moving here from all over the nation and world and from here to there within the Valley as job opportunities rapidly expanded. Continue reading

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Term Limits? Extend Term Lengths Instead!

In today’s complex wold of government two and four year terms simply doesn’t give our elected officials enough time to learn their jobs before they need to prepare for the next election.  When these terms in office were originally established … Continue reading

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Apathy in America

On a good national election about 60% of registered voters vote.  About 35% of American citizens aren’t even registered to vote.  Thus in reality on a good national election only about 45% of all American citizens vote and on a … Continue reading

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Whistle Blowing

When President Obama originally ran for the presidency he vowed to make the government more transparent.  But when it came to the issue of whistle-blowing he was opposed to protecting whistle-blowers.  How can a government be transparent when it does … Continue reading

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Why it’s Important the Youth of America shoud Vote

Young citizens are complacent and do not vote. They have a tenancy to be slightly more liberal than older citizens who do vote. Thus we have more conservative Republican Presidents. If young voters would vote there might be more balance in election outcomes. Continue reading

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It’s Time to Abandon Two Party Domination

Is our dysfunctional and polarized Congress what our Founding Fathers had in mind when drawing up the Constitution of the United States? Are not the two parties supposed to negotiate and enter political discussions in order to pass laws? Have our congregational members forgot what there responsibilities are or what Congress is about – the passage of laws? Continue reading

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Innovation in America – A Limited Perspective

America prides itself for being a nation of innovation, but are we really? Indeed we are a nation of innovative technology and commercial ideas.  Silicon Valley is the birthplace of some of the most innovative high tech and social network … Continue reading

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