I started a new blog after the US election.
I called it that because of a statement by Barack Obama, “WE are all patriots.” The definition of this word is interesting: “a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.”
It does not mean one who follows the party line and supports it, even when it’s wrong.
The idea of Patriotsvoiceblog is to offer my readers a chance to comment on political matters. I also hope to encourage and facilitate some reclamation of our power as citizens.
Here are titles of posts over there:
I Don’t Know
November 14, 2016, posted in articles, discussions, Uncategorized
I have asked a few people in the past week, “Who would you like for president in 2021?”
Pretty much unanimously, they have said, “I don’t know.”
What happens in your country?
November 16, 2016, posted in articles, discussions
In the United States, candidates run for President every four years. This time, the campaigns started relatively early in 2015.
November 17, 2016, posted in articles, Uncategorized
Bernie Sanders says, “The Democrats need to become a grassroots party.”
I find myself wondering if this is possible. Nations are run by the wealthy elite; the common citizen has limited information and power.
The Trump Administration: America’s “Third Reich”?
November 20, 2016, posted in articles, discussions, In the news
“Energized By Trump’s Win, Alt-Right Extremists Gather In Washington To ‘Change The World’ : NPR
Do Our Votes Count?
November 23, 2016, posted in articles, discussions, In the news
“Hillary Clinton has widened her lead in the popular vote to 1.5 percentage points, a spread not seen for a losing candidate since the disputed election of 1876.” (New York Times)
Trump won the electoral vote; Hillary won the popular vote.
Setting the Tone
November 26, 2016, posted in articles, discussions, In the news
When Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, the mood of the nation was hopeful, cooperative and quite inclusive.
This time, however, anger, violence, racism, prejudice and aggression are in the forefront.
Take Back the Power…
November 27, 2016, posted in articles, discussions
…Raise the Standard
The notion that our government is “Of the people, for the people.” is basically obselete.
Admittedly, some of what I write is controversial; I hope so! That’s a good thing: That we come at things differently is part of the beauty and struggle of government.
Come read, comment and raise questions of your own.