Hershel Walker
I have no idea how to talk about Hershel Walker. I would like to honestly condemn what he stands for and represents without falling into the trap. The trap, of course, is the racist, stereotypical misrepresentation of the black male athlete. You know the drill – all black athletes are stupid. All black athletes are puppets to some white “master” behind-the-scenes. All black athletes are violent. All black athletes are hypersexual. This is what has been said about black male athletes for decades.

I will say this, Herschel Walker is not a good person. He has lied about just about everything. Herschel Walker said he graduated in the top 1% of his class at the University of Georgia. This is not true. Herschel Walker said that he trained to be an FBI agent. This appears to be a fabrication also. Most disturbing is that Herschel Walker pulled a gun on his ex-wife. There is an explosive claim from a former girlfriend that he paid for an abortion. Initially, Herschel Walker stated that he did not know the woman and never paid for an abortion. Now, his story seems to be falling apart.

Since playing football, Herschel Walker has had over 25 years to prove to Georgia that he is a good Christian. He should be able to point to deeds he has done to improve the community. He should have several charitable foundations. I just don’t see the track record. If you’re running for Senate, you should represent the best that America has to offer. Instead, Herschel Walker continues to show us that he is nowhere near the best.


For our democracy to work, there has to be a balance between big business and labor. Everybody must believe that the system is working for them. Currently, the scales are tipped toward big business. Big business can do just about anything they want with little or no consequence.

For our democracy to move forward, we must have an informed electorate. Lies eat away at our democracy like cancer. But with the proliferation of falsehoods on social media, it is hard to know whom to trust as a reliable resource.

Can you trust The New York Times? Can you trust your local news? The 2020 election was not stolen—but millions of people don’t believe that proven fact.

The serial liar and promoter of conspiracy theories, Alex Jones, was recently convicted in separate trials in Texas and Connecticut of defaming the families of the victims of the 2012 murder spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. He was knowingly promoting falsehoods and was order to pay over $900 million in damages to those families.

Barring some unforeseen circumstances, his empire is no more. This is good, like chemotherapy for our cancer. Unfortunately, we live in a time where politicians and talk show hosts are rewarded for extremist rhetoric. And others are victimized by it.

Nancy Pelosi’s husband was brutally attacked in his house by one of these zombies motivated by lies. This zombie was reportedly looking for Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House.

Similarly, a group of four radical extremists were recently convicted of the attempted kidnapping of the governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer. And more lies, promulgated by many of the same online and broadcast and print “media” sources, fueled January 6th attack on the Capitol. Thousands of American citizens believed those lies, and more than 900 have been indicted for their insurrection against the government of the United States.


Voting solves many of our problems. If you want abortion to be legal, vote. If you want to breathe clean air and drink clean water, vote. If you want FEMA to help disaster victims better, vote. If you want an economy that works for everyone, vote. If you’d like to expand ObamaCare, vote. If you would like to strengthen our public schools, vote. If you want to bring down the cost of higher education, vote. If you think the United States should lead a coalition supporting Ukraine, vote.

On the other hand, if you’d like more tax cuts for the rich, stay home. Put your feet up. If you would like to watch more than two dozen investigations into Hunter Biden’s finances by Congress, come up with a reason not to vote. If you want all women, and all minorities, and everyone without connections, money, and power in Washington, to be second-class citizens whose rights are being attacked, stay home and let it happen.

But if you want America to return to a path of becoming “a more perfect union,” a path where we listen to “the better angels of our nature,” a path that holds promise for the future, then get out and VOTE.

The most important thing we can do to support our democracy and combat the blizzard of lies is to vote.