The Voice

of Moderation

I have always been an Independent Moderate, never belonging to a political party. According to a recent study, 49% of voters now identify as "Independents," by far exceeding the groups who identify as Democrats or Republicans. About 35% of voters are moderates. In short, we control elections but are too often ignored until right before the election when candidates need our votes. I would also suggest moderate Independents are the adults in the room. In this commentary, I discuss being an Independent Moderate from my perspective. In short, be a voice of moderation.


Trump, Trumpers, and the Ten Commandments

Recently Louisiana passed a low requiring public schools to display the Ten Commandments in the classrooms. I have often wondered why they did not require displaying the Bill of Rights in every classroom. I suspect one reasons is displaying the Ten Commandments is actually a violation of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights…


Christian Nationalists Are Wrong On Both Sides

One of the most interesting, sad and scary parts of the Christian Nationalism movement is there are only two sides to the movement, and they are wrong about both of them. One is the Christian part. If you sat down and wrote down how not to follow the teachings of Jesus, the Christian part of…


Scandinavia and the War in Ukraine

When we did our Scandinavia Cruise we did multiple excursions in each of the countries we visited. Each excursion had one or more tour leaders. Obviously, since their jobs were in part given a historical perspective to the city, they were passionate about history and very knowledgeable. Several were teachers during the academic year. Whenever…


Cyrus, Trump, The Devil?

The first time I saw this before the 2020 National Election I thought it was an online prank. But I was wrong, there are people in the US, seemingly a whole lot of them, who think Trump was sent by God. Their rationale, at least for some, is Trump is like Cyrus the Great from…


Spending Time in the ER and Health Care

The picture is from a couple of weeks ago when I spent 36 hours in two separate ERs. The first stay was for 12 hours and the second for 24 hours. I was happy because I was being discharged for the second time. First of all, I’m fine. Second I was discharged on a Sunday…

Temecula, CA - December 16: Great Oak High School students leave campus on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, in protest of the districts ban of critical race theory curriculum at Patricia H. Birdsall Sports Park in Temecula. (Photo by  Watchara Phomicinda/The Press-Enterprise via Getty Images)

CRT & Woke Quiz

One of the least intelligent political issues of all time is the anti-CRT and anti-Woke political movement. But given that it is a political issue, i thought a quiz would appropriate. [CRT is Critical Race Theory.] What is CRT? A] A group of white Nationalists who get together in groups to criticize other races. B]…


Naughty and Nice Adults

During the Holidays, we often talk about Santa checking on kids who have been naughty or nice. Following are my suggestions for some adults who have been naughty and others who have been nice. Naughty – Bridget Ziegler has been asked to resign from the Florida School Board because her husband has been accused of…


Taylor/Travis Fountains/Drains and Conservatives

I have to be honest, I am one of the millions following the Taylor/Travis romance. I know, I am as completely surprised as anyone. For the record, I have been a KC Chiefs fan for sometime starting when Alex Smith was the quarterback. Now of course it is Coach Reid, QB Mahones, TE Kelce and…


Trump and the Polls

I have talked with more than a few people who are completely shocked that Trump is the leading Republican candidate for President. Even more mind boggling for many, in some polls Trump is leading President Biden in a hypothetical match in 2024. First of all, following are a few reasons why many including myself wonder…


Remember Gun Violence When You Vote

Most of us were saddened to learn about another mass shooting. And now a bit later, many will also say to themselves, “nothing I can do about it”. And while they go back to day to day lives, the families and friends of those killed are never the same. Nor are the lives of the…