I was talking with a veteran for Trump today from California as well as Vlad Lemets from our organization. The subject of the Socratic method came up. You can read all about it. However, to keep it simple here is the basic way it works. We ask questions that stimulate thought.
One method used is a Socratic Circle. A Socratic Circle is not a debate. The goal of this activity is to have participants work together to construct meaning and arrive at an answer, not for one student or one group to “win the argument”.
During that conversation, the America First slogan came to my mind. So, if we ask the question “If not America First, then what?” it can inspire us. What is the alternative? Logically it could be America Last. Some may think America in the Middle or any shade on a sliding scale.
To further clarify the question, we are not suggesting America Only. Obviously we live in a world made up of many interdependent nations. What does it mean to put America First? What are the ramifications of putting it somewhere other than first? Comments and thoughts are welcome!
Keep in mind, the following is my opinions and my opinion ONLY: In order to consider the postulation “If not America First, then what?”, one should first determine what importance America serves on a global scale. What has America done for the WOLD (not just for itself) that probably would not have happened were it not for this country and its citizens? The benevolence and progress that America has brought to the world is too expansive to easily name and essays could be written on the subject(s) but suffice it to say that America has done more in the way… Read more »
Well written Michael and I am in total agreement.
Thank you, sir. I always look forward to your posts as common sense and logic are items that I thoroughly ‘adore’ and gravitate towards. 🙂
A slight bit long, but brilliant and worth every minute…!!!! 😍
Here’s a pro Trump version.
1.He has packed his administration with former lobbyists and corporate executives. He has installed a former Boeing executive to run the Defense Department; a former pharmaceutical lobbyist to run the Department of Health and Human Services; a former coal lobbyist to run the Environmental Protection Agency, and a former oil lobbyist to run the Department of the Interior. In total, more than 300 lobbyists now work in the Trump administration – many in key positions overseeing the industries they used to lobby for.
Lobbyists are not always a bad thing. Think VFW. Also, that’s how the left got Obamacare.