Post 2016 Election Unity

Crowdsourcing Democracy: Part 4-A ~ Fight like a Girl!

March 29, 2018

Part 4-A ~ Tiny URL ~ What can we do? Where do we start? When I started this post, I already had a longish list of ideas that I started working on last summer. But in today’s bizarre political world, that was eons ago. Every day it gets more obvious that Americans no longer can depend solely […]

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Civil Discourse & the Golden Rule following the 2016 Election ~ Saying “nice” is playing nice

February 18, 2018

Originally posted Nov 25, 2016 ~ a 20-minute read ^O^ Lightly updated February 18th, 2018, four days after the latest school shooting in Parkland, Fla This was the first essay written by me in the weeks following the 2016 election.     Civility, that is, playing ‘nice’, is both the ethical choice and smart politics in the aftermath […]

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Emigration Declaration Project ~ tracing the story of our personal emigration history back 10 generations

January 19, 2018 Stand-alone essay from the series: “The Second American Revolution {of the Mind} Crowd-sourcing our Democracy ~ simple ways to overcome a historic flaw in our US Constitutional Part III – ‘We The People’: What Now, and How Emigration Declaration: Shinning a light on our common roots Its only fair to start with the obvious — […]

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The Second American Revolution: Chapter Two ~ Tracing the problem back to its roots

December 10, 2017

Linked Index to all “Second Revolution” posts and stand-alone essays in this series word count 2,500 Part One ~ Chapter 2 Tracing problems back to their roots: Outlandish acts by the English Crown during the decade from 1760 to 1770 that sparked the “rebellion” against our British overlords,  the story of our Founding Fathers, the […]

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Our Dream ~ a Robust, Sustainable American Democracy

August 9, 2017

Our Dream ~ a Robust and Sustainable American Democracy Originally posted on August 9, 2012, which was the 21st anniversary of my arrest and prosecution by the Medical Board of California for the non-medical practice of midwifery under the California religious exemptions clause while practicing as a Mennonite midwife  {See link at the bottom for […]

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“Rage is all the rage and it’s dangerous” ~ Today’s “Pearl of Great Price” from the WSJ

June 16, 2017

Never forget, always remember: People get the government they’re willing to put up with… WE should be relieved, as this simple fact puts the ball back in our court, where We The People can actually make a positive contribution to our own government.    After reading the passage below from the Wall Street Journal, I […]

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