Tag Archives: Mental Health

Social Welfare Under Stress

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability InsuranceIt seems to me…. “The stabilizing influence of the modern social welfare state emerged only after World War II, nearly 200 years on from the 18th-century beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.”  ~ Moshe Vardi[1]. Welfare is … Continue reading

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Impediments To Success

It seems to me…. “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” ~ Denis Waitley[1]. The “Horatio Alger myth” is based on … Continue reading

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Curbing Weapons-Related Killings

It seems to me…. “Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings.” ~ Claire McCaskill[1]. What does … Continue reading

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Universal Healthcare

It seems to me…. “I believe that every family – it doesn’t make a difference who you are or where you come from – deserves to have quality healthcare. It is a universal right. It’s not the exclusive privilege of … Continue reading

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More Guns; More Deaths

It seems to me…. “America has a right to the Second Amendment, but the people of America have a right to safety and the prevention of gun violence in their community.” ~ Sheila Jackson Lee[1]. The next time someone attempts … Continue reading

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Gun Control And Common Sense

It seems to me…. “Yes, people pull the trigger – but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.” ~ Eliot Spitzer[1]. Let me preface my statements with the admission that … Continue reading

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The U.S. Injustice System

It seems to me…. “You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you’re compelled to say something. To speak out against it.” ~ Macklemore[1]. Approximately 70 million Americans have criminal records. More than one in five people … Continue reading

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Gun-Control Conspiracy Theories

It seems to me…. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” ~ Joseph Heller[1], Catch-22. Many U.S. gun rights advocates have an irrational belief that the government wants to take away their right to own guns even … Continue reading

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