I am a free market conservative. I voted republican in every presidential election since 1968, except one. It is obvious that our government must live within its means and do so in a manner as not to interfere with a functioning free market economy. If we desire to take control of government, we must demand government carry out one of its primary functions; protecting free markets from tyranny, both public and private. We are vocal about defending it from public tyranny, but silent when it comes to tyranny in the private sector. “Experience should teach us to be most on guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficial. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greater dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” Justice Louis Brandeis 1928 Today our focus seems to be only on the tyranny of government when it comes to free markets. We need t
If Obama is to retain the Presidency, he must articulate his campaign platform to reflect the moderate that he is. He must campaign on his core beliefs which include. 1. Get out of Afghanistan 2. Implement health care reform while acknowledging some adjustments need to be made to the current law. Flatly state that the law will be readdressed and adjustments made including more free market involvement. Don't do this to get votes. Do it because it is right. 3. Fight to repeal the Supreme Courts decision on Citizens United concerning campaign contributions. 4. Invoke the Volcker Rule and break-up banks that are too big to fail. 5. Develop and implement a long term plan that will resolve our debt issue. This includes raising taxes on the wealthy and making cuts on expenditures including entitlement programs if necessary.
Detroit Public Schools (DPS) needs a plan that has an objective of being one of the best public school systems in southeast Michigan within 10 years. I am not an educator and do not pretend to be an expert on the subject. I hope this essay gets a lot of input and feedback from educators. Failing to do this should not be an option. Management/Administrators and teachers need to be on the same page. A prime ingredient to build a school system where students excel and outperform other districts in southeast Michigan is good teachers who are supported by top quality administrators. Administrators must recognize that if the district is to recruit and retain top teaching professionals they must treat them as professionals. Professionals are proud of their craft and must set high standards for themselves and fellow teachers so as to assure their industry is looked upon in high regard. The teacher unions, as an organization looking out for the interests of its members must also support