Vermont is #1! #StandUpRepublic

Vermont was the first state in the Union to pass a resolution at the state level calling for a Constitutional Convention that would draft the 28th Amendment. The 28th Amendment would be written to get money out of politics and restore democracy to all people, not just the people with money. You can read about…

Is Amending the Constitution a Crazy Idea?

I recently got involved in an organization whose aim is to remove the influence of big money on politics in the United States.  The organization is called Wolf PAC.  You will note that I previously wrote on this topic and discussed the benefits of the Anti-Corruption Act, proposed by Represent.Us.  I continue to believe that…

Fiction, A Looking Glass into the Future

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.- Aldous Huxley Many books written over the course of human history have taken on the task of predicting or forecasting our political/societal future. Two favorites that come immediately to mind are Atlas Shrugged and 1984. Recently written favorites include The Hunger Games and…

Big Money = Big Problems

The last couple of posts have been focused on freedom, the status of it in the United States, and how freedom affects what we do, both personally and on a larger scale.  If we look at freedom in light of the US ranking on the democracy and the rule of law scales, we can see…

Are you really Free?

I try to compartmentalized my writings.  The metaphysical/emotional are written on my Live Unfolded blog.  Here I write about the physical/political.  But sometimes, these worlds collide.  To discuss freedom, I have to cross the divide.  I have to get you to think about what is happening inside your head and heart and how that applies to…

‘Stuff’ for Your Thoughts

A dear friend of mine is studying to be a teacher in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is currently taking a class on the globalized citizen.  The professor for this course used a video called “The Story of Stuff” by Annie Leonard as an example of what is being used in the classroom to teach children about being a global citizen.…