Author Archives: Peaceful Patriot

About Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

Lessig deserves our attention.

I’ve always liked Lawrence Lessig. If you don’t know him, let me offer his Tumblr here. His TEDTalk, “We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim,” is must-see Internet.       He inspired me to learn more about … Continue reading

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The Banana Republic and Baby Boomers

The rampant corruption of our political system is masterfully distilled by Lawrence Lessig to the barest elements in this video.   America truly has become a Banana Republic operated by and for the benefit of the rich. We let that … Continue reading

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Rich conservatives rule us because we liberals let them

This meme set me off this morning. How is it possible that no one of consequence from Wall Street is in jail? The answer is simple. Too many Americans over the last 35 years have bought into the lie of … Continue reading

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Now can we talk about gun ownership?

It’s simple. Every gun starts its history as a legal device. If it’s used in a crime, then the perpetrator – AND the last legal owner if the two are not the same person – need to be held accountable. … Continue reading

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Maybe the middle class will wake up someday and realize they aren’t #Republicans

I have an answer to this question. “So pathetic that an asshole like Trump apparently appeals to more Republicans than ‘august’ leaders like Perry, Santorum, and Cain who, incidentally, are also still being taken seriously while unmitigated failures like Jindal, Cruz, … Continue reading

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