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Daddy Manifesto #5 - Military

Military – This is a tough one for me.  I am the son of a Vietnam veteran, the uncle of two Afghan vets and have a number of other family members who served or are currently serving in almost all branches of the military.  363 more words

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Daddy Manifesto #4 - Crime, Punishment and the people

This is topic somewhat near and dear to my heart, not so much from personal experience but rather in large part because of my theology.  As the co-pastor of a small urban congregation that has severed a large homeless population at times, seeing the struggles they face daily and the persecution at the hands of officials and other stakeholders in the city, including incarceration for offenses the rest of us would never be detained on, I have gradually become more and more passionate about standing up for the rights of the voiceless.   1,333 more words

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Daddy Manifesto #3 - It's the economy stupid...

Lately we have seen a lot of “stupid is as stupid does” going on in D.C. on both sides of the aisle.  For what it’s worth, here on some thoughts on a few more of these topics…. 1,037 more words

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Daddy Manifesto #2 - Money, money, money...

Lobbying influence – Like almost everyone I know I hate lobbyists.  Oh, maybe not in quite the same way and maybe hate is too strong a word, but I certainly dislike how things are currently set up.  366 more words

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Daddy Manifesto #1 - Education

So to start, here again is the link to the Pew Research Center’s site that listed how people prioritize issues in 2015.

http://www.people-press.org/2015/01/15/publics-policy-priorities-reflect-changing-conditions-at-home-and-abroad/

I’m starting off with one near and dear to my heart for two reasons, education.   339 more words

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Parenting in a political world

As the 2016 election cycle really begins to swing into gear, I found myself reflecting on the 2008 election.  While Barak Obama was not my first choice for president, I found myself sincerely hoping for a change in our political dialogue and was excited to share with the rest of the country and my child, the swearing in of our first black president.   497 more words

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Hey puppy, whatcha doin'?

I love listening to Boo talk.  Even at 22 months she has an opinion on almost everything and, as long as she feels comfortable around you, is perfectly willing to share said opinion.  105 more words

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