Saturday, October 29, 2016

A Bigger View of Our Political Climate

The unexpected action of the FBI Director yesterday gave me hope that our institutions have not been irreversibly damaged. He followed his moral integrity and I trust that will carry him through the barrage of negativity and pressure from the top down who do not hold that quality in high regard. I have had my own experiences testing my moral compass. I acted by giving 2 week notice at the peak of my career and as the family provider, after working for the company for 13 years. I consider character and moral integrity number 1 in any person.

If we stand back and look at the Depart of Justice, it is imperative that it does not become contaminated by any one's party political agenda like the IRS and VA have. The people at the top come and go, but the institutions remain. Their internal structure can only stay effective if there are those who are willing to step up and ensure that it does maintain its neutrality when it comes to justice. As the saying goes, and Mr. Nixon learned, no one is above the law.

Historically, the Democratic and Republican Parties have taken turns running the government in its various branches. That is a balance needed so no one party can usurp our government structure based on ideologue.  We need to always strive for high moral integrity at the top on down to include the individual, regardless of who is in office.

Today, we have a situation where both political parties are the same. When this occurs, the equilibrium is thrown off balance and our constitutional structure becomes weakened. To get back on track, a disruptor from the outside is needed. We have that with Mr. Trump.

I consider our debt of almost $20 trillion our biggest threat. It limits our ability to act as a country when a crisis or a big event occurs that requires money. I strongly believe that we need a business person as president who will act in ways that get this under control. The worst case scenario is being forced to reduce everyone's standard of living by default. No one, at any level of our government  stands out as a champion of tackling this huge hole we have created in the fabric of our country.

My hope today is that it is not too late given the size of the debt and its trajectory.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Unappealing Choice

Both presidential candidates are unappealing, but I will not vote for Hilary Clinton, mainly due to her lack of any integrity/honesty, and seeing that her only focus is on enriching herself through corrupt power, regardless of how thoroughly she has to sell her soul.

With the decision this week from the Justice Department not to hold her accountable in any way for her email server and classified transmittals during her tenure as Secretary of State, I shudder. It appears that the law is totally politically oriented versus being fair to everyone without any favoritism. Without a judicial system that is above all of this, our society will accelerate its demise. We live in such an extreme age, I wonder what the future looks like and whether it can be repaired or rectified to begin in the other direction.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Voting for President in 2016

If you have been following me, then you know what I am going to say next. I will NOT vote for Jeb Bush or any mainstream politician. Our debt level, over $18T, now controls this country. We have NO ability to respond to the world as we have historically. As I have said, I voted for Ross Perot. The Bush family set the stage for our diminishing influence in the world, and the Obama family set it in cement. It is time for the world to be independent of the U.S. Without money, there is no power to control others. As a nation, we are managed by the powers of the immature. The BIG picture is illusive to them. It is a tragedy and yet an opportunity for a GREAT change for all of us who still live in this world. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2015 is underway. We can be proactive, an observer, or disinterested. I look at the $18+T debt and shudder. This country stills talks the talk, but our underpinning has noticeably weakened because of our financial situation. Our foundation is unstable. The support by the Federal Reserve printing money is an illusion and creates instability.

Our political parties are acting as if this debt doesn't  exist in a meaningful way. We need new leaders in Congress. Playing the same record will not improve our standard of living.

I voted for Ross Perot because of my disappointment in the Democrat and Republican Parties, and as a result indirectly voted for Bill Clinton who won. I feel that we are at a crossroad, an important moment in history when a third party needs to rise out of the ashes.

As I peruse all the information, news and opinions, regarding the 2016 presidential candidates, I see the same energy of the past with no change. I am a strong fiscal conservative and identify myself as an Independent. I will not vote for any candidate who does not have a change of venue in the way to run this country. We are financially underwater and I see no one addressing this with actions.

The United States leaders are living in an illusionary world thinking we are still the mightiest and greatest in all ways. If we are going to fall, I hope it happens quickly versus bleeding us over the years until we recognize that we are out of blood and it is too late.

We, as individual citizens, are going to need know how strong we are within, and decide what ways we want to participate in saving this country. I am a strong believer that it is the grassroots who are the ones to carry the torch. It doesn't matter how much money the elite have and are using to control and coerce Congress and the President. They, as a collective, are lost to self-absorption and the material world only. It is up to us, wherever we are on the map, and whatever we are doing with our lives, to take the initiate for the benefit of our grandchildren, great children and all of those who follow, long after we are gone. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Beyond Right and Wrong

Standing as an individual today takes courage. One has to see beyond right and wrong for a clearer picture of what this country is transforming to. Disagreements from what the leadership promotes are no longer allowed. The minority are screaming at the top of their lungs to silence the rest. It takes a strong personal foundation to withstand the onslaught that has no energy for tolerance.

Every physical difference between us is being used against us, whether it's our race, gender, gender preference, economic standing, beliefs, and so on. The President is leading the charge to point out all these differences and how bad they are to some particular group.

As I stand back, it seems that we have reached a peak of separateness that is starting to show cracks in the foundation. I suggest using what is unfolding to 'know yourself' better. I feel that the "purpose of life is to actualize the authentic self. Love is the outcome." Love is what is going to keep these cracks growing wider to start the direction of coming back into balance with ourselves as humans showing a respect for one another.

The larger pattern shows that this country is being led by emotionally stunted adults, operating through their childish selves. This results in abuse of power and self-absorption to the extent of excluding what would benefit the whole. We have to take the responsibility for putting them in these positions to squander any good for the citizens. Self-empowerment needs to be the focus now. Taking steps to expand that energy is essential to prevent going off the cliff like lemmings. Time to take inventory of where we are with life, not only in the material, but more importantly, where we stand with our conscience and inner sense of justice. We may not have the public voice that screams over the airwaves, but together we will make a difference. Looking back at history and the different revolutions, violent and nonviolent, it was a few who brought a new direction for the masses. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Make sure you vote. It's one of the freedom's we have left. Don't let apathy keep you from acting.

Our president, and the congressional leaders are emotionally immature. Watch how their actions are different than their words. They are all wrapped up in the 'me' syndrome. We need mature people running this country, those that can see the big picture and are looking out for the best good of all.  The  the small petulant statements reflect how immature the person is who is saying it.

Go beyond ideology for this election. Vote as Americans and remember our heritage and what our ancestors have given us since the beginning of this country. Lets keep it going in the 'just' way that recognizes and allows each individual an opportunity to self-realize in a climate that encourages it. Entitlement energy takes that away and keeps the person small. Adjusting policies to make everyone the 'same' only belittles the individual. We have people who belong to the crowd. We need individuals to take the lead for this blind collective group.

Voting is our most important way to influence the environment we live in and the direction we want it to go. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Our country has reached a critical mass with the intensity of negativity, all in the name of freedom and getting reelected. My recommendation is the same as 2010; vote out all incumbents, up for reelection on both sides of the aisle. That includes the president. Neither Obama or Romney are appealing, but as a business person and knowing what debt can do to a person and country, I want someone in there who is prosperous and knows how to live below their means. That means Romney. Hopefully, he will choose a vice president who is more than blasé. Now is the time to take risks, shake up the establishment in Washington, and lead by example, telling us what we need to do and giver to turn this country around.

I am all about self-empowerment and self-responsibility. Leading in a manner that encourages all of us to move into this energy is essential. The wind has been taken out of our sails when it comes to believing we can achieve what we set our hearts to. There's too much oppression and enabling energies that keep a person down. This country consumes 80% of the world's prescription drugs covering depression and anxiety. Isn't that amazing? That is a reflection of the deterioration of our society.

Having the leader of the Senate using that chamber to say the opposite of what our justice system stands for is a travesty; 'you are guilty unless proven innocent', using Romney's tax records as the focus. This is such a disrespect for this position. Again it reflects what we have to come as a nation.

I think we are all ready for a massive shift to optimism and inspiration. With our current leaders, it seems impossible because only negativity is projected. Stay strong within and vote to remove those who have held us back, those who are looking out for their personal and political interests first. We have ended up being the servants because congress has ignored the fact that they are elected and are of service to us.