YES Magazine, Summer '08 Edition, has a number of really good articles, and an interview, that should be read and obsorbed as to some of what we should be putting into public discussion as we try to turn this ship of state around and head in a direction that should already have been. These articles touch on a number of important issues, Very Important, not only for us, as a country, but our place in the world and for the world as a whole.
An investigation begun by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, reveals the startling information that it was the Clinton campaign that first contacted the Canadian government to "tell them not to worry because Hillary Clintons attacks on the NAFTA were mostly political posturing." And this is only the beginning of a story that not only calls into question Senator Clinton's victory in the Ohio elections, but underscores the ugliness of her smear campaign against Barack Obama.
Since the days of Reagan, America has been chasing a Theory.
Since the Clinton era, and the rise of NAFTA and Global Free Trade, our "Corporate Leaders" have been conducting an unprecedented Social Experiment.
The Experiment: Economic Darwinism
The Test Subjects in this Experiment: none other than American Workers and our "more competitive" counterparts, overseas.
Our Country needs, Hope ... yes very much so.
Our Country also needs Competence in SO many Government Positions of power ... NO more 'Heck of Job -- Brownies' PLEASE!
But the one thing America needs even more than Hope and Competence -- it's Real Leadership!
What is Real Leadership made up of?
More Compromise and Committee meetings? (I hope not)
Media Fanfare and soaring rhetoric? (nice, but ...)