As I read the stories spreading across the Internet like wildfire about the arrest, release and subsequent dropping of charges against distinguished Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, and the cries of racism filled the airwaves, I found myself at a place where I’ve been too many times throughout my life, asking myself a simple question: “Why doesn’t this happen to me?”
Archive for July, 2009
Note: These words came flowing from my mind early on July 4, 2009 as I was responding to a fellow American who believes my criticism of President Obama after only six months in office is unnecessarily harsh.
I think a lot of people, myself included, are alarmed at the speed and scope of what President Obama is doing. I would feel the same way if it were a President Kerry, Clinton, or Edwards.
I believe our Founding Fathers designed an elegant self-governance construct in which family, faith, community, commerce, charity and government played significant and equally important roles. Government is encroaching into spheres of influence for which it is not well-designed and I don’t have to wait six months to see that.