The lust for power seems suddenly to have invaded every aspect of our lives. That seems to be the driving force behind this need for an individual to have the world operate by his or her rules or no rules.
The volatility of the electoral process has left voters uninspired, confused and willing to skip out on Election Day. If we continue on this path, it is difficult to say what kind of government we will ultimately inspire.
As Social Security money dwindles and the nation's debt rises, Congress needs to "protect our money and demand that rich people pay their fair share of taxes."
The language chosen by some people during this presidential campaign to express their displeasure is off the charts.
Organizations like the American Legislative Exchange Council use citizens as pawns to pass laws that benefits themselves and similar corporations.
People complain that things aren't like they used to be, but we have wielded the many changes. People are too willing to "throw out the old and take on the new."
Sick people deserve to have health care; the Affordable Care Act allows them that right. We have the responsibility to find ways to help those less fortunate.
The United States has struggled over the years in maintaining the principles outlined in the Constitution. Political parties do little to stick to the ideals of our forefathers.
Because many people do not have a firm grasp of the First Amendment, they do not know what they can or cannot legally say. As citizens, we need to monitor harmful speech, such as Rush Limbaugh's recent outbursts.
This generation and future generation should continue to fight for women's rights, in remembrance of the women who gathered at Seneca Falls Convention and stood for equal rights, and preserve the rights.
A recently defeated amendment would have allowed insurance providers with moral or religious objections to refuse to cover birth control.
A new United Airlines pet policy regarding animals flying from Japan could cost their owners much more than before.
The excess of information is causing exhaustion and mental agitation for some, much of which seems superfluous to the average person.
February is a time to look back at the history of blacks in America, share stories and culture as a teaching tool and look to the future.
Allowing individuals to hide their identity behind piles of money is creating a bad situation, which I feel we will ultimately pay for. Providing people with opportunities to demonstrate their lack of character is unappealing.
The rise of super PACs is further separating the average person from the rich, elitist politicians.
Parenting is a learning experience that requires discipline and the acknowledgement that you are not the sole influence on your child's life.
We are never satisfied with living in the moment. Instead, we are too busy anticipating the next day ahead.
All of us should be gathering our friends and resources to zero in on problems we cannot solve alone.
Neighbors should always be ready to help families in need — especially during the holidays.