President Donald Trump

Summary of Chapters 1-15, published in RAIS, August 2020; and ResearchLEAP, February 2021.

Summary of Chapters 16 - 30, published in RAIS, October, 2020, and ResearchLEAP, April 2021.

 

Synthisophy - Integrating the wisdoms of history into present culture

Roots – Synthesis/History/Sophy

Synthesis - the integration of separate material or abstract entities into a single  
or unified whole

History - what has happened in the past; a detailed description of past events as
relating to a particular people, country, period, etc…

Sophy - Greek root: wisdom, knowledge; an intellectual system embracing
knowledge and truth; study of the real world based on fact and truth, science

As you know, the USA today is a very polarized society. Technology in the Digital Age can be challenging. It can also be an avenue for us to interact despite differences in viewpoints and geography. That is the role of Synthisophy, integrating the wisdoms of history based on fact and truth into present culture. To foster an understanding of the real world, it’s important to learn about points of view which don’t match your own.

Citizens are the crux of democracy, an educated and well informed citizenry is vital for the survival of a democratic republic. As Benjamin Franklin said after exiting the Constitutional Convention and was asked what sort of government the delegates had created, his answer was, “We’ve given you a Republic, can you keep it?” With synthisophy in mind the answer to his question is “Yes, we can.”

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"We've given you a Republic, can
you keep it?" Ben Franklin after
the 
Constitutional Convention

"If we falter and lose our freedoms,
it will be because we destroyed
ourselves." Abraham Linclon

"United we stand, divided
we fall." John F. Kennedy
Inaugural speech

"I believe, as I always have, 
that America's strength is in
'We the People.'" Ronald Reagan

Here are the latest discussions:

What do you think is going to happen? House Democratic leaders have told lawmakers they hope to vote on President Joe Biden's Build Back Better and infrastructure bills on Tuesday (11.2.21). They want to finish writing a revised $1.75 trillion bill by Sunday, then send it to the Rules Committee for approval on Monday, and hold final votes in the full House on Tuesday. Will the bills reach the floor on Tuesday, and will they pass?  Share your views at facebook/synthisophy!

What do you think?  The House passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill late last night, 11.5.21. Here’s what’s in the Bill:

Funding for Roads and Bridges

Money for transit and rail

Upgrading airports and ports

Electric vehicles

Improving power and waterways

Broadband upgrade

Environmental remediation

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What do you think of the following quote from representative Adam Kinzinger, House Republican from Illinois, October 31, 2021, on This Week with George Stephanopoulos:

In the broader fight the House you can fight to try to tell the truth, you can fight against the cancer in the Republican party of lies, of conspiracy, of dishonesty, and you ultimately come the realization that basically it’s me, Liz Cheney, and a few other that are telling the truth, and there are about 190 people in the Republican party that aren’t going to say a word. And there’s a leader of the Republican Caucus that is embracing Donald Trump with all he can.  There’s a lot of people that feel politically homeless, there’s a lot of people that feel that something has to change in our politics, and I think it’s important to jump in with both feet and see where that goes. See if there’s that market out there, because what’s happening, we’re failing the American people right now, the political system is failing, and the Republicans in particular.

Kinzinger earlier said he will not seek reelection in Congress. Share your views at facebook/synthisophy!

What do you think? Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday, charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions from the House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. He was charged with two contempt counts — one for refusing to appear for a deposition and another for declining to produce documents requested by the House Committee.

Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a brief statement explaining the decision to indict Bannon: "Since my first day in office I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law, and pursues equal justice under the law. Today's charges reflect the department’s steadfast commitment to these principles.”

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What do you think? The House today passed the Build Back Better bill, 220 to 213, approving $1.9 trillion in spending over the next decade to battle climate change, expand health care and reweave the nation’s social safety net, over the unanimous opposition of Republicans. The Bill now goes to the Senate under reconciliation. Share your views at facebook/synthisophy!

What do you think is going to happen to the Build Back Better Bill now in the Senate?  Here are some aspects of the House version:

Offers universal and free pre-school for 3 and 4 year olds

Makes largest investment in child care in the nation’s history

Expands access to high quality education beyond high school

Invests in clean energy technology

Reduces prescription drug costs

Wealthy and Corporations pay more in taxes

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What do you think? Here’s a quote from Dr. Anthony Fauci regarding a possible new COVID variant:

There is a new variant that is now in south Africa that has some mutations that are raising some concern, particularly with regard to possibly transmissability increase and possibly evasion of immune response, we don’t know that for sure right now. We arranged a discussion between our scientists and to South African scientists to really get the facts because you’re hearing alota things going back and forth.  We want to find out scientist to scientist exactly what is going on. (11.26.21)

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