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Letter to Senator Grassley

I have refrained from saying much about politics since the new administration began for a number of reasons. Even before the Obama administration it had become increasingly clear that Federal politics had moved away from legislation and governance based on … Continue reading

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Government Priorities

I admit to having been stunned and overwhelmed by the last presidential campaign, election, and year of the new administration. I applaud those of you, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), who have stood up for democratic norms … Continue reading

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In the Belly of the Beast

I’ve been fortunate to visit Washington, D.C., quite a few times.  The first time would have been 1970, during the Scattergood School Senior trip.  I remember staying in William Penn House then, and attending a session of the Supreme Court, … Continue reading

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Lost Ideals

Recent events indicate a continued movement away from the ideals our country was founded upon. Those experiencing religious persecution in England and Europe fled to what was to become the United States of America.  France gave the country the Statue … Continue reading

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How to Prepare?

When I created this blog over two years (and 385 posts) ago, I called it “Quakers, Social Justice and Revolution” because great changes were occurring, and will continue to come faster and with more disruption in the coming days.  Revolution … Continue reading

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Faith and Politics

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  Mark 12:17 Governments are institutions created by men and women to provide a legal framework for how the society they live in functions.  As we … Continue reading

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Privileged Trump

I would rather not write about Donald Trump.  But he is such a danger to our democracy and freedom, and is so adroit at deflecting criticism and concern, that it is important to tell the truth before it is too … Continue reading

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