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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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Imposing Human Rights and Moral Values on Others

I am a very strong proponent of human rights and social justice, but I am at odds in my own mind as to what extent we in the U.S. or the community of nations (UN) have a right to insist … Continue reading

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Health Care in the U.S.

Most countries throughout the developed world have government run health care systems for good reason: It is far easier than having to deal with many different private insurance companies and shopping for insurance and comparing best benefits and rates. A … Continue reading

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“The American people…”

I’m getting tired of hearing the expression “The American people…” used over and over again recently by our political leaders at news conferences, speeches, etc.  To me the meaning of “The American people” is something all Americans want or agree … Continue reading

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What 4th of July Means to Me

To many the 4th of July means fireworks, a day off from work, or BBQ and fireworks, or celebrating the birthday of the United States of America.  But for me it symbolizes the struggles, hopes, aspirations, and opportunities my family … Continue reading

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Dating of Asian Women in America – a case for Social Justice?

The way Caucasian men at the top of the social ladder view Asian women at the bottom of the social ladder as being beautifully submissive may be condescending to some Asian women who consider this a demeaning social justice issue. Continue reading

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A Nation in Denial of its Immigrant Heritage

In spite of the US attempts to limit and exclude the immigration of Chinese and people of color throughout history, Chinese and other immigrants have made significant contributions to America’s development. In recent decades Asian immigrants continue to make major contributions in science and technology that improve our standard of living. 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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Are Foreign Engagements a Distraction from Domestic Woes?

Our over-engagement in foreign policies and wars is misdirecting resources and distracting both the government and public from focusing upon many critical and urgent domestic issues. There are more than enough problems at home that need our full and concerted attention to solve. Continue reading

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The Right to Bear Arms – Did Founding Fathers Intend it for All?

Was the 2nd Amendment added to the Constitution by our founding fathers to make sure that the public could arm itself against a tyrannical government? Or did the founding fathers design the Constitution with the flexibility to accommodate change to avoid a tyrannical government? What is the most reasonable reason for incorporating the 2nd Amendment? Continue reading

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A Failing Democracy

The US Congress is inept and unable to function as a body that enacts laws. The polarization of the two parties results in nothing being accomplished. Congregational leaders are driven by ideology instead of compromise. Our country is fighting wars abroad and trying to spread democracy yet democracy at home is a dismal and embarrassing failure. Those who we are trying to become democratic must be laughing behind our backs at our non-functional government. Continue reading

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Spending on War and Destruction vs. Investing on Building a better America

What if we did not go to all the wars or meddle into the affairs of other countries since the end of the Korean War and instead focus all of that Defense money and effort into education, energy development, infrastructure … Continue reading

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