Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Recent History of War & Politics

We have been living in an historic War Cycle for a very long period of time. It has created a difficult way of life for the small percentage of our population that enlisted (Both Men & Women) into the Armed Forces. Our volunteer military citizen force has repeatedly returned to the battle fields as many as 10 times to foreign locations. Documentation films, books and articles feature difficult times these individuals and their families have endured.  I had a military education with an interest in a military career and graduated from one of our Military Colleges. It is hard to understand the difficult times experienced by these individuals and the families that support them. Watching  a documentary or reading a written story is forgotten almost immediately. Watching film of these families saying goodbye to close family members returning to the battle field is impossible to understand without first hand experience.   

War Politics is a difficult part of our history. Decisions concerning the need or importance of War will always be debated in this country.   Our leadership has made a great many mistakes that has stained our Democracy.  Often the need to fight for our very existence has been necessary. Like the rest of our Politics it has been the Special Interests who have designed our policy to take on conflicts with failed results. (President Eisenhower warned us we were moving in this direction)

History and our mistakes are not considered in War Policy Decisions. It is hard to understand why this continues to happen. Nation building has been our Achilles Heel. Convincing ourselves we are building another Democracy that will help our new pals doesn't work. Our present Managed Democracy as apposed to the original Self Govern Democracy is changing the culture of this nation. Those in the Special Interest Business who see War as a chance for improving personal wealth are destructive and criminal.

We live on a planet that will always include conflicts.  Honest and Intelligent Politics could be a reasonable solution to limit these kinds of Tragic Events.  Both political parties include Hawk Candidates for the Presidential Election in 2016. The Flag Waving political ads will fill the TV screens.

Without listing the Countries and War locations, how are we doing?  (Not so good) The Body Bags are still coming back to the Delaware Air Base with the Draped Flags. Why do our citizens tolerate this outcome?  Security is important but mistakes still continue as part of our history?  

This criticism and opinion is written by a very patriotic guy who loves this country.  I consider myself an "Equal Opportunity Critic" and find myself very upset with the leadership results and poor public trust. A good fight that all share in the costs with full participation is not our policy. Why not? 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Poetry~"Memory Challenge" by Bob Hallman

This Blogger writes Poetry, not often but when the Spirit gets started.  Although Public Issues is my passion, communicating in more than one medium is a writer's Dream.  I just recently decided to write a few Poems to keep my balance in Reaching the Public. I can and will continue to be a bit Hard Nosed about Social Justice.  I feel Poetry is an exercise in explaining Human Nature. My Poem This Time is a message about my recent Fall and Why Writing is part of the Recovery.


Memory Challenge

85 -- Just Won't Stop Writing
Blogger or Poet -- More Exciting
Forgotten History-- by Nasty Fall
Writing Poems -- to Re-Install

Keeping active -- Remembering Facts
My written Blog to Interact
An Injured Brain can mean Forget
A Written word can help Reset

The Head that needs to Exercise
Will help the Memory be Surprised
The Words can help Repair my Life
A Written Word is Worth the Fight


I am working on a few more poems for you and from time to time will Share my Moments of Poetry. It is my intention to continue this Blog for as long as you want to read my interpretation of our Life and Responsibilities.

Thanks for Reading the Blog
Bob Hallman

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Trusting Congress ???

A 10 year drafted budget passed the House of Representatives, March 25, 2015, 228 to 199.  This vote represented the Republican Budget that will cut domestic spending and increase Military spending.  The Democrats also voted on a Budget that would raise taxes on the wealthy and increased domestic spending as an investment on the future. This vote was defeated 264 to 160. Details concerning these political movements in Congress can only make sense if we have the details explaining the reasons for the difference in the two budget votes. 

One would think that a Congressional Representative would explain his or hers position on each vote to it's Constituents. (That means how it affects those they represent in an reasonable detailed fashion)  These Partisan Votes are especially worthy of individual position explanation since the counting of the votes is usually decided in each Political Party Caucus. (Partisan decision meeting prior to vote)

Based on my past experience, Congressional Representatives who fail to respond or explain difficult issues associated with proposed legislation do not understand the vote decisions. This important elected office requires Good Character and Competence.