Our country owes a great debt to the interpreters that have worked alongside American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Yes. Why? What do you think?
“Indeed, in a letter to James Madison in 1778, George Washington wrote: "The consciousness of having discharged that duty we owe to our country is superior to all other consideration."“
Thinking about a run for office?
“Death, in its finality, means correcting a wrongful sentence is not an option. Sentencing the innocent to die undermines the public’s confidence in the entire criminal justice system, and is reason alone to abandon the death penalty.”
I am disgusted.
What is happening in Puerto Rico is a national disgrace.
We as Americans do not leave our fellow citizens behind. That has been our mantra sin...ce the beginning of our nation - even if the reality has never matched the rhetoric. But we can and should always strive to do better. And we are failing.
Millions of Americans are living under inhumane conditions, there is fear of disease outbreaks, and looming questions about how the rebuilding process will be handled. The powerful play their games, and pay no price. The masses are left to suffer and wonder if they have been forgotten.
Yes there is a lot going on. Yes there are many other news stories crowding out the headlines. But many of those are manufactured distractions. They are ephemeral and contrived. And meanwhile Puerto Rico hurts and our government is distracted, disengaged, or simply disinterested.
History will judge the actions of those who could have made a difference. But that is cold comfort for those living without food, water, or electricity in the present. Our fellow citizens.