Units of Democracy

What is currency? Wealth? Power? Currency is at the heart of our value system. When people say they admire businessmen or powerful and wealthy people, what aspect do they admire. The common denominator is wealth, but what is wealth? A accumulation of currency, whether “earned” or simply obtained. Either method of acquisition, if the methods can even be said to have any real difference, are acceptable. Admired or not, wealth equates to power. Surely, there are alternative sources of power, but wealth is one of the only methods of transferrable power. Continue reading “Units of Democracy”

Foxes, Monkeys, Elephants & Donkeys

We should all look more deeply at one long-simmering issue that may be actually be a root cause of many of our other problems. Oklahoma’s distressingly low voter turnout and the lack of citizen participation in government contributes to every other problem our state faces, including the current budget shortfall. Continue reading “Foxes, Monkeys, Elephants & Donkeys”