A response to an article I posted yesterday, has led to this response, in support of what was said in another article.

Sanitize definition: to make less offensive by eliminating anything unwholesome, objectionable, incriminating, etc.

(Richard Calderon) We sanitize our history. We erase all kinds of social, cultural, and economic conflict from it. We run away, in a sense, from ourselves, from what we and our ancestors — whoever they are — created. Indeed, this history is highly peculiar, for it avoids acknowledging the accompanying social inequalities that capitalism (and any other economic system, for that matter) creates as it…


The product of fear —

When we allow fear to influence our direction in life and what we do, we lose sight of what “humanity” should lead us in doing.

Fear — an unpleasant emotion or thought that you have when you are frightened or worried by something dangerous, painful, or bad that is happening or might happen: (From the Cambridge English Dictionary — cambridge.org)

Fear — a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. (From dictionary.com)

Fear — an unpleasant often strong emotion…


The Preamble Of the Constitution of the United States

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/

The Preamble of the Constitution of the State of Michigan

We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, and earnestly desiring to secure these blessings undiminished to ourselves and…


As much as many of us had hoped for an indictment of twiceimpeached, we didn’t see it happen because most of the Republican senators either had their balls in a vise or couldn’t find their spines. We knew that would happen. We’ve watched it for the last five years. Before I get too far gone into the cowardly acts, let’s focus on the those who rose to courageous status.

First of all, there were ten Republicans in the House who chose to impeach the person leaving the White House, who shall ever after be named (by me) twiceimpeached. They were…


We have all seen the images of the insurrection that occurred on January 6, 2021. Images of the assault and destruction that took place at our nation’s Capitol. We all know of the plans to execute Congressional leaders and we all know, those plans were incited by Donald J. Trump, the emperor with no clothes, the loser-in-chief, who thought he could overthrow the government because he did not want to give up his position.

What the entire world is waiting to see, is whether or not, the current administration will have the guts to make sure there is a remedy…


Other than thinking that 2020 was going to be the year we “fired trump,” I would not have guessed, had no inkling, 2020 would turn out the way it did. I knew a Corona Virus had hit China hard, but never thought we would see the devastating results we have seen in America and all due to the incompetence and narcissism of Donald Trump (yes, at last, I capitalize his name).

From January to March — we coasted — not recognizing the rollercoaster ride we were about to take and all the while, going about our “normal routines.” Now, we…


Deb Haaland, President-Elect Joe Biden’s pick as Secretary of the Interior, the first Native Inhabitant to hold a position in a presidential cabinet will be a welcomed sight for many.

While listening to him describe her background, I was moved to the past, a past before America was America and struggled not to be angry over the treatment and massacre of so many human beings. I have always had an affinity towards the “Indians” in movies and hated watching them being accused of something they didn’t do and then being killed. My stepfather loved watching cowboy movies and unfortunately, the…


Last year, I ran for a city council seat — my debut into politics on a local level. Though I didn’t win, I learned a great deal — what to do and what not to do in politics.

This year, I ran as a write-in candidate for the school board in Eastpointe and won — against two other people. And I learned even more. Politics is not for the feint of heart, nor for those who hate being criticized, nor for those who have thin skins and are easily moved by their emotions. Politics — unfortunately — is the…


The Death of Democracy’s Face

Over 260,000 Americans are dead from contracting COVID-19 and trump plays golf.

Over 20 million people are in danger of losing healthcare coverage in the midst of a pandemic and trump plays golf.

Over 80 million people have elected a new president and trump denies, deflects, distracts, hinders, and plays golf and the Republican leadership, is silent — totally ignoring the needs of Americans and instead attempting to protect their party’s power.

From the time Mitch McConnell entered the Senate, his entire motivation was to obstruct Democrats from doing anything. We saw it with Obama and then with trump, we…


The Ugliness of Eastpointe Politics

Why is politics in Eastpointe turning into bloodsports? Perhaps, that is a little strong, but not far from the truth and at some point, things need to change before blood is actually shed.

I learned last year when I pursued a seat for City Council that there is an element in the city that simply doesn’t want to “play fair” in the political arena because they believe in using every ugly opportunity to their advantage. …

Mary Hall-Rayford

Unfolding life perspectives as an educator, wife, mother, grandmother, next president and preacher in all I write. Believe Him! DC-- mary.hallrayford@gmail.com

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