May 18, 2017, La Crosse Tribune


Our White House appears to function as a political Ponzi scheme, and our president operates as a skillful confidence man.

As the weeks pass, every audacious story gets superseded by yet another. Before any story can be investigated to discover its truth or lack thereof, another more audacious story pops up to redirect attention and maintain the confidence of a large audience. The trouble is, all Ponzi schemes eventually lose wind from the sails, and the vacuum of lost confidence pulls victims into a tragic end to hope.

We need to be prepared to rebuild the confidence of people that government of the people, by the people and for the people is a good thing that will not pass from the Earth unless we all do lose hope.