Are candidates listening?

As I listen to the canned speeches of the presidential hopefuls, I am becoming increasingly aware that they are saying what their support money tells them and not anything that will help real people.  There are real needs today that are not being addressed. 

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THESE are our best presidential candidates???

C'mon, America, you can do better, much-much better. The list of candidates, announced and presumed, are just about void of intellect, lacking in openness, shallow in ethics and morals, ignorant about major swaths of American policy and responsibility, insensitive, lost in a greed-rich morass, and in many cases, even lacking in education. One would be hard-pressed to comment whole-heartedly about any one of these pretenders. They are a sorry bunch. Some people were surprised when a couple of the candidates made horrible jokes about the passing of Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau. I was not. You don't have to dig very far to find examples of awful commentary by each of these lemons. This is not a "class" group. What can we do about this? With a voting public so ill-informed and poorly motivated about the United States and the world, we are stuck with these goofs. Neither political party will nominate a candidate who is honest, well educated, well informed, open, and HONEST. This is a sorry state of affairs. In fact, this is a sorry nation. We have lost our grip on a great many things. It shows ...oh, how it shows.

Is U.S. headed for disaster?

The upcoming presidential election is important for many reasons.  Framing in proper context what is so important is difficult.  In your gut you know it is important.

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What the press refuses to tell us...

Please take a look at the list of announced and presumed candidates for President of the United States in 2016. Is there anything that jumps out at you? If not, please-please-please listen to the candidates talk and present their opinions. Try also to remember where their major financial support comes from. Most importantly, though, rate each one's aptitude next to someone in the public eye whom you consider intelligent. Now go to the list of candidates. Are these intelligent people running for President of the United States?: Donald Trump? Scott Walker? Lindsay Graham? Chris Christie?  Ted Cruz?  Sarah Palin? ...well, you get the idea. I simply cannot bring myself to making that disgusting list. What in the world is happening when the leading nation in the world can only put forth leadership candidates at this level?

As we judge Moslems...

Around much of the world today we learn of horrible terrorist acts.  They are often brutal, savage, cruel, unrelenting, and sometimes led by groups and individuals who identify themselves as Moslems.  Whether Shiite, Sunni, or a smaller sect or off-shoot of Islam, their identity has brought a picture of the Moslem faith that is horrific.  Certainly I do not support, excuse, or condone these terrorist activities.  But those of us in the Christian world might look to our own history to gain some insight into how religion can be distorted, forged, and too easily identified by simply calling oneself by a certain religious label.

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