Build bridges, not walls, to fix America

This was posted March 28, 2016 by Deacon Ian Punnett in the Arizona Muslim Voice. On his Facebook page, Ian Punnett says about himself, “Sometime prof, PhD Candidate at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Arizona Muslim Voice

Deacon Ian Punnett –

“Teenage boys play at love to get sex; teenage girls play at sex to get love.” While that old aphorism may be less true today than it was when I was kid, that explanation of how the Western world works has stuck with me because it explains so much. As a teenager myself, it helped me negotiate awkward times when some girl was sending mixed messages and helped me be mindful of the times when I was doing the same.

But that dichotomy applies to more than just human relationships. I have believed for years that “Republicans play at fiscal responsibility to control society; Democrats play at social justice in order to get their hands on the money.” Neither comment is fair or true all the time, but it does help to explain why a guy like Donald Trump, that claims to be about good business…

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2 thoughts on “Build bridges, not walls, to fix America

    1. You’re welcome, Mark! I’m glad you appreciate it. I think you would enjoy more posts by him, Ian Punnett. He & his wife were radio personalities in the Twon Cities, and I first met/worked with them when worked in radio promotions at their station. Great people! They were my hosts for a big fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Again, really good people, and Ian is a great writer. There’s a link for Deacon Ian posts on this post.


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