Tag: Government

When Elected Officials Violate State Laws

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yes on Prop 6 Campaign Files Ethics Complaint with Three Law Enforcement Agencies And we wonder why people don’t trust politicians. On the morning of Tuesday, August 28 a Caltrans work crew was caught stopping cars (and creating a traffic jam) along State Highway 78 and Sutherland Dan Road (between Ramona and Julian) in San […]

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Transparency and Government

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Is Change on the Horizon? My friend, George Mitrovich, who is a passionate writer, shares in this issue his impression of our current president. Though I respect George’s political experience and outlook, he and I don’t share the same observation and feelings about the current president and his accomplishments and contributions. The reason I make […]

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Money, Politics & Democracy’s Depravity

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I believe in government, which is established through the means of politics. The government we get and the political means by which it is derived is imperfect, and to expect perfection from either is overly idealistic or dangerously ignorant. As Mr. Churchill said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, save for all the rest.” […]

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Outcry Over News Censorship

| September 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Where’s Balanced Reporting? This past month I received an Op-ed from Corydon B. Dunham, former 25-year NBC-TV executive and author of “Government Control of News: A Constitutional Challenge.” In the letter from Dunham, he states that “The Federal Communications Commission has drafted a new policy for government control of news. And even though a special […]

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Which America?

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

 America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and  lose our freedoms; it will be because we destroyed ourselves.   — Abraham Lincoln Mitt Romney has repeatedly said the presidential campaign is between two visions of America. As a candidate for president, Mr. Romney has frequently been frustratingly ambiguous, but in this […]

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Robert F. Kennedy For Our Time

| March 1, 2012 | 1 Comment
Robert F. Kennedy For Our Time

I started writing monthly for the Presidio Sentinel in March of 2005. That was 78-months and more than a 125,000 words ago. I am not qualified to judge how my “body of work” stands, but I should guess in the grander schemes of things that judgment will never be made because you have to be […]

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Economics and the Debt Ceiling

| July 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Economics and the Debt Ceiling

Lately, there has been a lot of public hand wringing about the debt ceiling, or the legal limit on how much Congress can borrow.  Essentially, they’ve reached the limit and since Congress borrows about 43 cents for every dollar spent, they need to raise the ceiling in order to fund the current operations of the […]

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