Silencing The Clanging Cymbals On Social Media

by Oletta Branstiter Social Media is not for the faint of heart. This is typical of the responses I receive for disagreeing with “Christian”, “Conservative”, “Republicans” (this one, from a woman – please pardon the unladylike profanity): “Well it’s seems your [sic] an asshole democrat who hates America !! but ok….Merry Christmas dickhead !!” Poor thing. It appears that she has run out of facts and logic and must defend her position with raw emotion. Examples of what NOT to do. Regrettably, this tactic has become an acceptable norm on…

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Every American Should Be a Constitutionalist

by Oletta Branstiter Americans are routinely pigeonholed as Conservative, Moderate or Liberal. Terms like “Far Right” and “Progressive” are tossed about freely. In the past decade, our political labels have expanded to include Socialist, Populist, and Nationalist. The more options we have for competing ideological associations, the more divided and weakened our nation becomes. Let’s keep it simple. One is either a Constitutionalist, or one is not. If you don’t agree with parts of the U.S. Constitution, you may work to amend it, as has been done 27 times since…

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