All posts by: "Stan Morgan"

About Stan Morgan

Stan is retired and lives in Oak Ridge, TN. He was a baby when his father died in 1937. His mother, a widow with 6 boys under the age of 13, was forced to accept Public Assistance (welfare) to raise her children. She despised her circumstances but instilled in her children a belief in self-reliance, a passion to excel at what they did, and a need to learn. Equipped with the concepts instilled by his mother, Stan began working at age 18. His career was primarily in the Aerospace Industry and involved positions of ever increasing responsibilities. The final eight years of his career were spent as a Senior Staff Member of a major U.S. government contractor assigned as an advisor to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) in their HQ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. At the end of that assignment, Stan retired. His proudest accomplishment in life is his 3 children (2 daughters and 1 son) who are responsible citizens, free-thinking, and caring adults. Politically, Stan does not identify with any established party, but says he is “A strict Constitutionalist." Having watched the evolution of politics in the U.S. from FDR to Obama, and due to his background and experience, Stan has a slightly different viewpoint of the challenges faced by Americans today.

The Presidential Candidates, Social Issues, and the Constitution (Part 3 of 3) – “The Abuse of Power”

   In Part 2 of this discussion I covered how the U.S. Constitution established three branches of government, each with specific duties (separation of powers), which provided a system of checks and balances.  This system was established to prevent any single branch of government from becoming more powerful than the other two. Another separation of powers spelled…
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The Presidential Candidates, Social Issues, and the Constitution (Part 2)

  Several years ago if you asked the average U.S. citizen what form of government we had, they would have most likely have answered; “A democracy.”  In very recent years it has been said enough times in the media that the U.S. was founded as a federation that I now believe most citizens accept that fact. However,…
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The Presidential Candidates, Social Issues, and the Constitution (Part 1)

Several days ago I saw a post on my face book where someone said they might vote for a Republican candidate except for the fact that Republicans did not support social issues such as GLBT. Others have posted in a similar fashion and cited Republican support for overturning Roe v. Wade, etc.  I have also…
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Stop Listening to Politicians!

Why do I say this? Is it because everyone knows politicians will say anything to get elected (or reelected) or is it because everyone knows that politicians lie? No, it is because it is a very poor predictor of what a politician will do or try to do if they are elected or reelected. Anyone old…
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What is the Biggest Problem Facing America Today?

Image Courtesy of The American   Ask three people this question and you will undoubtedly get at least 3 different answers. One answer might be Iran developing a nuclear bomb; another might be Islamic Terrorists; and a third might be the growing tensions in the Middle-east. I think the biggest problem facing American today is…
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When You Need A Helping Hand

  To understand why I chose this title you need to know a little of my background. I was born during The Great Depression and am the youngest of six boys. My father had been diagnosed with an advanced case of tuberculosis, been hospitalized for many months in various sanitariums in the Los Angeles basin,…
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