9/11 – Remembering the Good and the Bad

Nine years ago today a small group of determined, suicidal, religious fanatics killed almost 3,000 people. Every year at this time we’re reminded of every detail through haunting images and videos of that terrible day. I’m thinking back to how proud I am of the way we handled ourselves individually and as a nation at that time. I also can’t help but think about some of the mistakes we made after. Read more…

Is Health Care Obama’s Iraq?

Leaders often have a single issue or event that defines them historically. Napoleon had Waterloo. George W. Bush had Iraq. Now Obama has health care. When a leader has an obsessive focus on one issue, they can often be guilty of ignoring other viewpoints, even when good counter-arguments are made. Through the power of their position and the might of their will they can drown out any opposition. Their closest inner circle can fall victim to “group think”. This can be a recipe for disaster. Our country was not meant to have our most important decisions made by one man, which is why our founders structured our government the way they did. Read more…