Author: Kwaisi France

great society

The Great Society Has Been A Great Success

  In July 2013, roughly 8.9 million disabled workers received an average of $1,130 each month from the Social Security Trust Fund. That is up from roughly 455,000 in 1960 and 4.4 million in 1996. As Joe Califano points out, yet another long lasting benefit Great Society programs.   The...

Caitlyn Jenner

The Reality of Caitlyn Jenner

  A Twitter bot named @she_not_he has been activated to correct users who misgender Caitlyn Jenner. Whenever users refer to Jenner in their tweets using the pronoun “he,” the bot will tweet a response reminding them to use Jenner’s now-preferred female pronouns.   I must say that when I make...

you think you know

What Is It That You Think You Know?

  What is it that you think you know about yourself? I would classify myself as a libertarian-leaning liberal. I believe in tolerance for different people and different lifestyles, and don’t believe that my standards of morality or safety should be enforced by government. While I believe in personal responsibility...

dishonest

Why We Don’t Care Our Politicians Are Dishonest

  In a poll of registered voters, 53 – 39 said Hillary Clinton is not honest and trustworthy. They also say 60 – 37 percent that she has strong leadership qualities. A May 21st Pew Research poll reveals only 23% of Republicans believe the GOP Congress is keeping the promises...

feelings

In Public, Your Feelings Are Worth Squat

  Your personal space ends where my nose begins. No one is marching into homes initiating conversations about things citizens don’t like. Outside the realm of your property, your level of “butthurt” (these kids) over other people’s choices matters not. Things are changing due to social media and everyone’s feelings...

we're not going back there

Why We’re Not Going Back There

  Change is a bitch, isn’t it? We haven’t lived in Leave It To Beaver land for at least two generations. In my opinion, while there are several factors, these changed everything: equality in pay for women (roughly), college education for women, contraceptives, and the introduction of innovation and modernity...

limited government

The Not So Limited Government

  I think we are having a nationwide awakening. There is so much we agree on. The left and the right both want to curb police powers, protect privacy, ween Wall Street off of corporate welfare, and halt trade agreements. I’d be willing to bet that if asked, we’d find...

american dream

The Bill of Rights and Why The American Dream Is No More

  The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. These amendments guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and reserve some powers to the states and the public. Originally they applied only to the federal government, however,...

Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering: GOP Strength Locally, Weakness Nationally

  In the process of setting electoral districts, gerrymandering is the process that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts. In addition to its use achieving desired electoral results for a particular party, gerrymandering may be...