Michael D. Davis

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The Heart of the Matter

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WE are the Heart of the Matter. Regardless of our differences in personal preferences, politics, faith, lifestyle choice, sexual preference, ethnicity or land of origin, WE Americans ARE the heart of this country.

We have been given a mandate by our new president to share equally in the healing of the pervasive fog of negativity, fear, anxiety and contention in this country that has clouded our eyes in seeing the truth that we, standing together, are the solution.

If this country is to be great, whether you believe it is to continue to be so or to be once again, it is the US in USA that will make this happen. No one else can or will or wishes to. If we don't who will?

We are the US in the USA. You and me. We may not always agree or see eye to eye, but I ask you to look me directly in the eye, with pride and purpose, without prejudice, fear, hate or malice. and agree that we stand together as the heart of the matter, and that we ALL matter, each of us, not just some of us, no matter what.

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Phil Friedman

5 years ago #4

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Michael, in this case, semantics are important. Our new POTUS continues to demonstrate that he believes he is the CEO of a privately held corporation, USA, Inc. It is critical that he comes to understand who works for whom in a republic. He can invite us, he can recommend to us, he can even challenge us to act. But he cannot "mandate" us to do anything, for while we can fire him, he cannot by law fire us. And neither he nor we should confuse the political reality with one of his TV shows. Cheers!

Michael D. Davis

5 years ago #3

I understand where you are coming from Phil Friedman and respect your admonishment as well. It sure sounded like a mandate to me as I heard it spoken. The point I am trying to make is this; regardless of how one feels about the current administration, we need to work for and with one another to fix those things that need fixing, debate in a civil and peaceful manner those differences we may have, and be inclusive in our desire to see all citizens treated with respect, dignity and fairness. You are correct. No one, not even a president, no matter how contentious or diplomatic, Well spoken or crude can make this happen. We the people, the US in USA are the only ones that should and can. Unfortunately semantics have a way of unnecessarily clouding the waters and even diverting the flow, when clear, compassionate, thinking would serve everyone better. It's a lesson we could all learn regardless of our celebrity, position or public voice in life.

Phil Friedman

5 years ago #2

Michael, with all due respect, I do not need a "mandate" from the President of our country for anything. As a citizen of this nation, I do not work for the President, whether he was Barack Obama or now Donald Trump. POTUS works for me and every other citizen of the U.S. WE, the citizens of this republic, give the President his mandate — or do not by our vote, as may or may not be the case this time — he does not, or should not give us anything other than his loyal and devoted service to us and the Nation. Perhaps, our new President will at some point come to realize that. Let us hope.

Phil Friedman

5 years ago #1

Michael, with all due respect, I do not need a "mandate" from the President of our country for anything. As a citizen of this nation, I do not work for the President, whether he was Barack Obama or now Donald Trump. POTUS works for me and every other citizen of the U.S. We, the citizens of this repulbic, give the President his mandate — or do not by our vote, as may or may not be the case this time —

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