Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting. Capitalism is about economics, not governing.
I have watched as restaurant owners worry over an uncertain future, staff get cut after years at the same establishment and mom-and-pop shops close their doors for the last time.
For our nation to thrive, we need our economy growing, our national security strong, our freedoms defended, our Constitution protected, and, most importantly, we need presidential transfers of power to be peaceful.
During the pandemic, we have seen how the power of technology allows businesses to continue to operate. But businesses will need to keep leveraging technology to continue adapting and stay competitive.
For the attack on our democracy, the president needs to be impeached and removed from office. I have also called for the resignation of the four members of Congress from New York State .
How is it that funeral directors, hospital discharge planners, firefighters and other frontline and congregate care setting staff have begun receiving the vaccine and assisted living workers serving very frail elderly residents have not?
Keep in mind that there may be no time to relax and enjoy what we’ve been missing out on if we’re hospitalized or, worse yet, one of our loved ones is.
It is perfectly OK to not feel guilty if you don't support #BlackLivesMatter or Colin Kaepernick. After all, it's not like you're choosing to be on the wrong side of history or anything.
There are many great examples of how white people can feel closely connected to black people. None of them should ever end with calling yourself "black."