Ed Griffith

commented on Don’t Let These Democrats Fool You 2015-03-22 20:41:52 -0700 · Flag
“Keep in mind that some of the votes mentioned herein may have had other factors in the bills, making a Congressperson not vote for what he normally would vote for or for what s/he espouses.”

The democrats have used this as an excuse to vote with republicans and then say they are the lesser of two evils for decades now. Obama had for his first two years a majority the republicans have not had since before WW I – not WWII, WWI. Contrast that with Bush Jr. who despite a democratic congress did whatever the hell he wanted to do.

For verification on the real record of the democrats with about 6,000 references see the below articles.
Civil Rights – http://www.newprogs.org/civil_rights_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty
Corporate Overreach – http://www.newprogs.org/corporate_overreach
The Economy – http://www.newprogs.org/economics_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty
Economic Graphs and Videos – http://www.newprogs.org/economic_graphs
Education – http://www.newprogs.org/education_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty
Election Reform Is Needed – http://www.newprogs.org/election_reform_is_needed
The Environment – http://www.newprogs.org/the_environment_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty
Healthcare – http://www.newprogs.org/healthcare_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty
Our Crumbling Infrastructure – http://www.newprogs.org/our_crumbling_infrastructure
Labor – http://www.newprogs.org/labor_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty
Poverty is Getting Worse – http://www.newprogs.org/poverty_is_getting_worse
The Powerless Press – http://www.newprogs.org/the_powerless_press
Diminishing Transparency – http://www.newprogs.org/transparency_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty
Continuous Wars – http://www.newprogs.org/wars_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty
The War on Whistleblowers – http://www.newprogs.org/whistleblowers_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty
Widespread Police Misconduct and an Expanding Prison Population – http://www.newprogs.org/massive_police_misconduct

commented on Economics under the Democratic/Republican Uniparty 2014-10-07 12:00:30 -0700 · Flag
Robert Bostick below has a valid criticism of another article. I agree in principle, but I did not make those arguments.

commented on 2014 NPA Electoral Offensive 2014-09-05 13:25:39 -0700 · Flag
There is a war on whistleblowers now that is larger than any we have seen in the past. See Whistleblowers – http://www.newprogs.org/whistleblowers_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty

published We are no longer a democratic republic. in Blog 2014-04-19 11:48:53 -0700

We are no longer a democratic republic.

The reason is we are no longer operating under the constitution. See this study  and Civil Rights.

We can either pretend that everything is all right and continue to vote for democrats or republicans or begin the hard work of real and substantial change.

published Global Killing of Environmentalists Increases in Blog 2014-04-17 18:15:15 -0700

Global Killing of Environmentalists Increases

Future generations who pay the price for our foolishness will hold a very low opinion of us.  See this report.

And the climate deniers are the ones who are angry!

As Isaac Asimov said, “And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”


published 15 Questions in Blog 2014-04-16 13:19:43 -0700

15 Questions

These questions and responses are very familiar to those of us in the New Progressive Alliance. If you want to explain your frustration to someone, it might save time to just print this list and have your friend read it.  Click here for the 15 questions.

commented on When does this police brutality end? 2014-04-13 11:47:19 -0700 · Flag
This is an unfortunate and expanding trend. See Widespread Police Misconduct – http://www.newprogs.org/massive_police_misconduct

commented on More problems with Obamacare. 2014-04-10 12:44:33 -0700 · Flag
Very well said Alan! We know from over half a century of experience in many countries – both capitalist and socialist – what works and what does not work in health care. No matter what perspective you come from, this makes sense.

Alan is also right in another area. Certainly parents have a responsibility to care for their children, but when they don’t society has a responsibility. This is based on old law and even older religious traditions.

See also our Unified Platform at http://www.newprogs.org/platform where Goal Five – Medicare for All – would also be a giant step forward and not the ACA which unfairly enriches insurance companies.

commented on Fear and Loathing 2014-04-02 18:55:40 -0700 · Flag
See also “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72” by Hunter S.Thompson. It is instructive on how both parties merged. Thompson is absolutely brilliant when it comes to uncovering, analyzing, and indicting the structure that has put Big Money in charge. The last 50 pages are the most instructive dissection of what went wrong for McGovern – and how the Democratic Party ultimately killed the peace movement.

commented on Politics Today 2014-10-16 10:28:30 -0700 · Flag
Third parties have traditionally been influential throughout U.S. history. See “Third Parties Have Long History of Shaping, Reshaping American Politics” at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/25/1113503/-Third-Parties-Have-Long-History-of-Shaping-Reshaping-American-Politics

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Ed Griffith
now retired, have been Georgia lawyer, teacher, pilot in Civil Air Patrol, and Naval Officer. I married Harriet who has her Masters degree in counseling psychology, bachelor in journalism, and has been in public affairs and the Civil Air Patrol.