Politics

Simply, the world is what we make it. If we don't like the way it's going, then we should probably do some self examination. If we can't deal with the world, it's because we can't deal with ourselves as we are. I offer to you that the problem with humanity is not knowing what's right or wrong and not having the POWER, the will, to do right, even if we know it. And I'm going to give you the solution, so bear with me. (Not my solution, I'm just passing it on.) Lack of power? Yes. Because we rejected God and his standard, and as a result we disconnected ourselves from God, our only source of true power. And as long as we remain disconnected, we will continue to fail; limited/no power to live a "good" life and do what's right for ourselves and society. It's not rocket science...
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I am so sickened by the hypocrisy of Joe Biden spewing his toxic rhetoric about "Our democracy is being threatened" yet he himself refuses to allow anyone to debate him in public, or allow Dean Phillips, Cornell West, nor Robert Kennedy Jr. to run against him in the primaries. WTF!?! If indeed he really believes he deserves another term, then WE THE PEOPLE deserve to know why in a live debate where others can challenge him and ask him unscripted spontaneous questions. Reading campaign speeches from scripts that someone else wrote for him is a farce and an insult to our intelligence. He clearly thinks he is a king entitled to retain his throne. How dare he say our democracy is threatened! If he was on a live stage his opponents could confront him about the invasion at our Southern...
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The Hon Mike Johnson Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515. 12th December 2023 Mr. Speaker, I write to you today after learning with some dismay that despite external and internal pressure, you remain unwilling to allow a vote on aid for Ukraine. The United States is currently the most powerful nation in the world, and the lynchpin of much of the rules based international order that trade and prosperity so depends on. This power has three main sources, your impressive military and economic might and your soft power, your reputation. Your reliability. A reputation for reliability can take a lifetime to build but be destroyed in moments. We all know that Russia is unreliable, in fact one of the first casualties in the current conflict was...
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The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Prime Minister Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 24th November 2023 Dear Prime Minister I am writing to you as a gravely concerned citizen of Australia, in relation to the Australian government’s stance on the conflict in Palestine/Israel. As I write this it is estimated that there have been over 12,000 innocent Palestinians killed with over 5,000 of those being beautiful innocent children with their whole lives ahead of them now taken. Prime Minister I have been heartbroken and appalled at the horrifying images coming out of Palestine. I do not know how anyone can view this disproportionate response by Israel and not feel compelled to do something, anything. With each day that passes more lives are lost and the humanitarian catastrophe in...
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To Senator Tommy Tuberville I am writing you this letter to advocate the rights of college athletes. Since you have recently introduced bills with Senator Machin regarding NIL rules and regulations, I thought you would be the best person to contact about this issue. Currently student athletes are not considered employees (Henson, 2023). I think that all college athletes should be considered employees of the university they attend. College sports have become more about money, yet athletes are still not compensated as much as they should be. Without student athletes, many people would lose a ton of money including university, advertisers, and TV channels. Student athletes should be able to negotiate their own deals with the people who make money from using their name, image, and...
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Dear editor We, academics at Johannesburg’s universities, express heartfelt condolences to the families of 77 fellow residents of our city who died in the fire at the Usindiso Building in the city centre. We sympathise with those who were injured and those whose possessions were destroyed in this tragic event. We hold the City of Johannesburg, which is the owner of the building, responsible for allowing it to fall into the state of dilapidation that made a disaster more likely. We condemn all those, but especially our politicians whose mandate tasks them with upholding the Constitution, who have blamed immigrants and NGOs (specifically the Socio-Economic Rights Institute) for what occurred. Civil society organisations and all our country’s residents – no matter their national origin...
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Esta carta é redigida pelas mãos de um jovem limeirense, mas que contém o sentimento de indignação, asco e revolta de pessoas de todo o país que puderam assistir e acompanhar a repercussão de um acontecimento recente que ocorreu na câmara municipal da cidade, engajando políticos e intelectuais. Este escrito é dirigido à todes os vereadores do município, embora sabemos que nem todes são da mesma forma e corroboram com tal posicionamento. Sendo assim, a crítica é diretamente orientada para os vereadores que se recusam a reconhecer o seu papel enquanto tais, que se acostumaram ao poder, como bem exposto pelo cidadão Hamilton Fernando de Mello — que logo após foi ameaçado e silenciado. Assim, gostaria de excluir algumas pessoas da candidatura atual de minha crítica, como a vereadora Isabelly...
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Dear Rishi LABOUR WASTED The United Kingdom has many thousands of job vacancies in the health and care sectors, in hospitality, manufacturing, construction, horticulture and in public, community and other occupations. We also have thousands of able-bodied people who have risked their lives to come to our shores. They are maintained for month after month in hotels and elsewhere at the tax-payer’s expense but are forbidden to work. Why do we deny these people the opportunity to contribute to our society whilst their status is being determined? We are looking gift horses in the mouth – it makes no sense! Yours sincerely Stephen Childs
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Open Letter to Dr. Maliha Khan, President and CEO, Women Deliver Dear Dr. Maliha Khan, congratulations on your three decades of leadership in the battle for rights, including your current stewardship of the Women Deliver Organization. As a father and grandfather of girls and a rights defender, I applaud Women Deliver for its purpose of improving the lives of women and girls. I have followed your uplifting conversations at your conferences held in the United Kingdom in 2007; the United States in 2010; Malaysia in 2013; Denmark in 2016; and Canada in 2019. Madam President, I must confess that the just concluded Women Deliver 2023 Conference (WD2023) held in Rwanda came as a shock. Your keynote speaker was none other than General Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s iron-fisted strongman. Kagame has...
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Dear Citizens and Leaders of the World, I write to you today not as an individual, but as a voice echoing the collective consciousness of our shared humanity. We are at a critical juncture in our history, a moment that demands our collective attention, empathy, and action. The challenges we face are global in scope and interconnected in nature. Climate change, social inequality, political polarisation, systemic corruption, and the ongoing effects of the pandemic are not isolated issues, but symptoms of a world in need of change. Our planet, our shared home, is suffering. The evidence of climate change is undeniable, and its effects are already being felt across the globe. Rising temperatures, melting ice caps, devastating wildfires, and extreme weather events are not distant threats...
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