Civic Responsibility

Bad Idea ~ Part 1: Forcing Gov. Northam’s resignation after a right-wing group dug up a troubling 35-year old college yearbook picture

February 3, 2019

Warning ~ This post is very critical of both the Republican and Democratic Parties Civic Virtue vs. a Disproportionate Reaction & ‘shot first, ask questions later‘ political policy reminiscent of McCarthyism Easy shortcut to share ~ Current attempts by politicians from both parties to force the resignation of Gov. Northam is unfair and bad for democracy. This politically-driven, “shot-from-the-hip” […]

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My Open Letter via Twitter to Chief Justice John Roberts, Constitutional oaths, and the “I” word

June 27, 2018

9:14 AM – 27 Jun 2018 ~ from @faithgibson Open Letter Chief Justice JOHN ROBERTS ~ Hashtag #SCOTUS I recently read a biography of our most revered Supreme Court Justice, Chief Justice John Marshall (1804-1843). I also read several excellent histories of how our Founding Fathers wrote the  US Constitution and its subsequent ratification by “We the […]

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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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Index with Links to all ‘2nd American Revolution’ series of essays

February 3, 2018

    For future reference or to share, the TinyURL for this Index Page is   Editor’s Prologue: As a country, we are at a crossroads — either pull together or sit by as our country sinks into a new Dark Ages. I’m not a big fan of living in the dark, so I see this […]

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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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