Posts tagged ‘democracy’

November 12, 2018

A Post-Election Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

The election was a test of our Democracy.
Now we’ll see what’s going to be.
This we already knew –
America is not Red or Blue….
It is Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free.

Americans voted, their voices were heard and there was change in the political landscape; now what will that change bring.

January 3, 2018

An “As We Begin Year Two of Trump” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

It has been quite a while since I wrote a political limerick. I’ve been like many other Americans, unable to suspend my disbelief that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States and hoping that I will awake from this nightmare and find that it was just a bad dream.

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January 27, 2017

A “First Week Of Making America Great Again” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

This quote is from Dan Rather –

“A recurring headline as we document Trump’s first week in office: ‘President Trump Declares War on _________’. Mexico. Immigrants. Women. Scientists. The GOP. Journalists….a dizzying attack on a cross section of people. His executive actions of the last 7 days emphasize division and destruction.”

These are not alternative facts and they led to this…..

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February 24, 2016

A Presidential Election Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

It’s an election year. Lucky us. 350 million people get to pick the one person to be the leader of the free world. Most of those people will not participate in the process. Many can’t due to being under the voting age or being too old to get to the polls. But the majority of non-participants think that their voice will not be heard and their vote doesn’t really count. And they may be right. I have written about this previously. Almost 2500 years ago, Aristotle said that Democracy is the lowest form of government – to paraphrase his reasoning, it’s the inmates running the asylum.

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September 22, 2014

Democratic Mind

by Venkat

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when every emotion
made democratic
in parliament of mind

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