Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

Who are the Real Dreamers – DACA or Legal Immigrants?

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

How can Obamacare be Growing in Popularity?

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Was Fidel Castro the George Washington of Cuba?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

What can a White Man say to Black History Month?

Friday, February 12th, 2016


A personal note…

I work a little part-time job with several African-Americans and whites. It pays little, but one value is in my new best friend. He is a 40 yr old black man raising two teenage girls on his own. I love his stories of drama. The ladies at work (both black and white) like him, too. One black female in particular is determined to be his girlfriend. He is not interested at the moment, but I enjoy being the middle man.

He works multiple low paying jobs, is a great dad, but has bad credit. He has struggled lately just getting into a cheap, two bedroom apartment “in the baddest part of town”. His low credit score was from being unable to pay phone bills, utilities, and Comcast after losing a job. Even though he has paid off his bills the score will remain low for years.

Somehow, he is a big dreamer. He refuses to let any struggle or setback dampen his spirit. He knows little about politics, and could care less who wins this presidential election. (Side note – I am getting him up to snuff on the political stuff!) He wants to be an entrepreneur, which is close to my heart.

We discuss his vision and plans all the time. He is smart and has thought through many of the challenges of starting a new business, literally with nothing. The one challenge he misses, however, is the biggest one. I call it big government. I am slowly educating him on the terrible realities of the overbearing taxes, regulations, and liabilities that will come.

This presidential election matters. It is a choice between less freedom or more, bigger government or smaller. My friend just wants to prosper. There is no racial divide there, I want to prosper too. I appreciate that he is not looking for racism around every corner like some, he looks for opportunity. I wish I could help him.

Like the story of Stephen Hill, whites and blacks can succeed together. I hope this does not get lost in Black History Month.

What do Global Warming and Gun Control Debates Have in Common?

Monday, November 18th, 2013

With “Stop and Frisk”, Privacy, and Freedom Issues, Is it Time to Say Safety Second?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

What is a Small Government Manifesto?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

A manifesto is defined as a public declaration of principles and intentions. Manifestos are usually political in nature with the most famous being “The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx. Remember the “Una-bomber Manifesto”? As the United States Government continues to expand, the time is right to have a clear rebuttal to those who want to give government control of everything. (more…)

Is There Still an American Dream?

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

I’m a baby boomer. My parents were kids during the Great Depression. They spoke often about their struggles from the Depression through WWII. For them, the thing greater than those terrible times was the great American dream. They dreamed of a better, richer, and happier life. I asked my three 20 something kids to describe the American dream. Suffice it to say their expectations are low. (more…)