If we as Americans accept the idea that the only hope for our future rests with the rich and the multinationals, and that we must abandon the fundamental principle of equality of opportunity, then perhaps we need to take another look at the American Dream.
The President is rebuilding the economy the American way -- based on balance, fairness, and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street -- where hard work and responsibility pay and gaming the system is penalized.
This coming Sunday we will observe the 10th anniversary of a terrible blow to our nation's sense of security and confidence. We need to remember who we are. And in the act of remembering we will regain our confidence and our economic strength.
On the morning of 9/11, I lay in bed swooning from the effects of chemo. The TV was on, and I found myself watching a live report that focused on the hijacking of a plane that seemed to be approaching the World Trade Center.
Hearing these ideas on the same weekend the debt crisis was being fought, it seemed more pertinent than ever to me that religious groups become more empowered to step into the public space where the government can no longer.
Republicans and Democrats are on a collision course over raising the nation's debt ceiling. Failure to do so will have dire consequences on all Americans and the global economy. Regretfully, it is politics as usual in Washington.