FIGHTING WARS TO LOSE

I look at the wars we fight around the world and shake my head in shame.  Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and a number of countries in Africa, they all have one point in common, none of these conflicts do we fight with the intention of winning.  I am not even going to start with the morality of being in these conflicts, I am just going to look at the strategy.

President Obama has said that our goal with ISIS is to contain, degrade, and ultimately degrade ISIS.  Really?  Pinprick air strikes while sending in weapons that ultimately wind up in the hands of ISIS and Al Qaeda affiliates? Continue reading “FIGHTING WARS TO LOSE”

WHY I WRITE

Why do I write?  Simple answer, I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of writing.  Putting words to paper is a way for me to express grievances and to clarify thought.  It allows me to feel a sense of accomplishment for communicating an idea.  In this answer, it is a selfish act, but a selfish act that I feel may benefit others.

This particular blog I am starting because of one of the most pressing concerns facing America and perhaps the world today, our government.  The authoritarianism, intrusiveness, and corruption that is growing at an exponential rate in our government today is particularly alarming. Continue reading “WHY I WRITE”