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America's glimpse of greatness stalled on 01/20/17

Posted by Mark Small on February 18, 2020 at 8:06am 0 Comments

America’s two-party system - consisting of these two specific parties as they have regressed - sucks. Each party is beholden to moneyed interests and each delivers a type of chaos.

America’s roots of dysfunction run as deep as the first days of the republic when founding documents said all are created equal, but actions of those in charge indicated otherwise. Yet this country progressed.

America never was great so long as: slavery not only existed, but was protected by The…


INCD5 GOP primary candidate Rev Micah Beckwith on economics: would send us back to the 1800s

Posted by Mark Small on February 17, 2020 at 6:50am 0 Comments

Basketball can teach us about capitalism - and not in the big money churned by the NBA and the NCAA. Capitalism is a lot like a single-loss tournament, such as the NCAA tournament that will start in a couple of weeks (or like Indiana high schools used to have).

Rev Micah Beckwith, like me, is a candidate in the May 5 GOP primary for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District. Unlike me, he is a bigot who appears to advocate theocracy - government “by those who are believed to be or represent…


Rev Micah Beckwith wants theocracy but lacks the guts to admit it

Posted by Mark Small on February 15, 2020 at 8:15pm 0 Comments

If you oppose someone who wants his or her religion to take control of our government, you do not oppress or deprive the rights of that someone. Your opposition is electoral self-defense. If they accuse you of oppression, they are playing pAssive/agressive.

“Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand…


5th District GOP candidate Micah Beckwith - believes only people of his "brand" of Christianity can be "moral" (i.e., he's a bigot)

Posted by Mark Small on February 13, 2020 at 9:18pm 0 Comments

The word “bigot” has been bandied about a lot since “All in the Family” premiered on CBS in 1970, and America had its first taste of political and social satire on a sitcom. Jonathon Winters chimed in with a character whose last name was “Bigot” - but pronounced “Bee-SHOW.”

One of my opponents in the May 5 GOP primary for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District is Reverend Micah Beckwith, who is a pastor at several churches in Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Kokomo, and Anderson, according to…


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