Everyone describes New York City as one of the crossroads of the world. The city is the melting pot of the world’s races, nationalities, cultures, and religions. This diversity transforms the city into a unique cosmopolitan. New Yorkers have always considered themselves as highly adaptable, tolerant of differing views and willing to build coalitions to archive a better life.
As time marches inevitably forward New Yorkers’ like their brethren in the world’s major cities are losing some of their tolerance towards this diversity. Many of the world’s greater metropolitan areas are suffering diversity problems due to globalization, advances in technology, drastic changes in living standards, and the realization that
resources cannot be shared with everyone.
I believe that the election of Donald Trump, a true New Yorker, as the President of the United States will lead to a reexamination and discussion of our core values a society. The days of unbridled liberalism will be replaced by a refreshing period of pragmatism, honesty and a courage to make difficult and unpopular decisions. I intend to participate in the debate over the direction the United States should take as the world leader.
I write this blog in the hope of stimulating debate about a range of topics. If our form a democracy is going to prosper we must acquire the ability to rationally discuss problems and formulate workable solutions. I offer no apologies if some of my views are not considered “politically correct.” I too agree that today’s problems demands solutions that foster consensus and a sense of fairness to everyone. A healthy democracy requires nothing less.
This blog is dedicated to the principles of political freedom, financial liberty and equal treatment under the law. The philosophy of this blog can best be understood by remembering the words of President John F. Kennedy. The late president began his January 20, 1964, inaugural speech with the following words:
“We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom–symbolizing an end as well as a beginning–signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe–the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God
We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans–born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage–and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.”
I invite you to take part in this debate of ideas and philosophies by posting your comments.