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The one thing I know is that we have constant inconsistencies in our politics.

Is President Joe Biden a liberal Democrat, a democratic Socialist, or (as some believe) a Communist? I think I would eliminate the Communist handle immediately. Some of his policies, such as paid family leave, are hallmarks…

As we celebrate Christmas, what does the day really mean to Americans?

Many of us have secularized the day to such a point that it has no religious significance. Many Americans may count it as another holiday…Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. By stripping the acknowledgement of Jesus’ birth from the…

New York City is doing something that may seem unprecedented but has been done before…allowing permanent non-citizen legal residents to vote in local elections. The last time this occurred was in school board elections during the decentralization years of the mid-20th century.

In the 19th and early 20th century, 40…

Did the Founders error when they decided to institute a non-parliamentary form of government?

Being well read, Madison and Hamilton were quite familiar with Baron de Montesquieu’s seminal work, The Spirit of the Laws (De l‘esprit des lois.) Montesquieu argues that there are three types of political systems: republican, monarchies…

Many of us hear numbers, and we have reactions from numbness to incomprehension. Our economy’s numbers are measured in the trillions of dollars. We at times trying to understand those numbers become irrational in our reasoning.

For example, the United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2020 was $20.94 trillion…

Politically, populism sells.

In our history, populist leaders were mostly Democrats or Socialists. Today, the Republican Party under Reagan is as dead as the ideology of Democrat Huey Long from the 1930s. Today, those preaching populist messages are Republicans.

Huey Long (Pinterest)

While Huey originated from humble origins, most of our Republican leaders…

The America of my youth is long gone. It exists only in the minds of those of us that were around in the 1950s and 1960s.

Kids today have no idea how to amuse themselves without electronics and a panoply of outside stimulus. We used broom sticks for toy guns…

Thomas F Campenni

Currently lives in Stuart Florida and former City Commissioner. His career has been as a commercial real estate owner, broker and manger in New York City.

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