You Govern You and I’ll Govern Me

A friend asked if I could distill my political philosophy down to one sentence. “Absolutely,” I said, “If it takes more than one sentence to describe what you believe, you probably aren’t that sure what you believe. In most cases, I find that is true – if you can’t apply Occam’s Razor to your belief…

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God Bless Texas

It is a tale of two cities – both subjected to disasters of historic proportions, both large and modern port cities, and both disasters happening under a Republican administration but that seems to be where the similarities end. With Katrina and New Orleans, even though the real disaster was caused by the breaching of a…

Houston: When Americans Answer a Silent Cry

The disaster in Houston has proven again something that reasonable people intuitively know – that in a crisis, neither skin color nor who your great-great-great granddaddy was matters. In the floods, blacks worked to save whites, whites worked so save blacks and they worked together to save everybody they could. Caravans of people looking to…

TINSTAAFL

I have a conservative leaning close friend, the son of whom is a college graduate, served in our military and is now a progressive Democrat and active in politics. I asked him why, with a conservative upbringing and his life experiences, his son decided to devote his life to a progressive political ideology. The answer…

Aspirations

Something that was running through my mind this morning as I was slogging through a 9 mile run followed by a 2.6 mile hike with my wife, my two dogs and my daughter’s dog – the Constitution is actually two documents contained on one piece of parchment. The first is the legal document, the law…