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 of the latest laws in Texas?

Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law one of nation’s strictest abortion measures, banning the procedure after six weeks into a pregnancy. The law also provides a system in which any Texas resident can sue an abortion provider or anyone who aids and abets someone seeking to obtain an abortion. If they win, they could get a bounty of at least $10,000, which would come out of the pockets of the defendants.

The new Texas voting laws bans 24-hour voting - Counties will now be prohibited from offering 24-hour voting by a provision that limits the window in which counties can offer voting to 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bans drive-thru voting - In 2020 127,000 people in the county cast their ballots at 10 drive-thru centers. New vote-by-mail ID mandates - Texans who are voting by mail will now need to provide either their driver's license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number twice: once on their absentee ballot application forms and once on the envelope in which they return their ballots. Empowers poll watchers - Partisan poll watchers cannot be denied "free movement" at polling places under the new law.

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The families of 9/11, beneath a blue sky reminiscent of a clear September morning 20 years ago, gathered once more Saturday to remember those killed in the terrorist attack that toppled the World Trade Center. And let’s remember those in the US Military that gave their lives in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Share your thougfhts at facebook/synthisophy.

What do you think of President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan he presented to the public on September 9, 2021:

Require all employers with 100+employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated get tested weekly.

Require vaccinations for 4 million federal workers and for millions of contractors that do business with the Federal government.

Require vaccinations for over 17 million health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals and other health care settings.

Requiring vaccinations for staff at Head Start programs, Defense Department schools and Bureau of Indian Education operated schools.

Requiring employers to provide paid time off to get vaccinated.

TSA will double fines for passengers who refuse to mask.

Calling on all states to adopt vaccine requirements for all school employees.

Calling on large entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or testing for entry.

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What do you think is going to happen? After weeks of rising tension among Democrats in Congress, President Joe Biden stepped in Wednesday (9.22.21) to personally try to resolve divisions that were threatening to tear the Democratic party apart and tank the president’s first-term domestic agenda.

Biden hosted key members of at least four warring factions of congressional Democrats on Wednesday afternoon: moderates in the House, progressives in the House, moderates in the Senate and progressives in the Senate.

Biden’s goal was to broker a compromise between the different groups and to find common ground on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and a $3 trillion-plus climate and social safety net reconciliation bill.

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What do you think of the Infrastructure and Reconciliation Social Spending Bills being negotiated in Congress?

Cedric Richmond, a senior White House adviser, predicted that both bills will eventually be approved by Congress. “The president wants both bills and he expects to get both bills. Nancy Pelosi, the speaker, has said that they’re going to pass both bills and we believe that because we know that both bills are very popular and both meet the needs of the people right now,” Richmond said on Fox News Sunday. “And so, we’re going to continue to work on both, keep our heads down and make sure that we deliver,” he continued.

The president traveled to Capitol Hill last Friday to push his agenda and sided with House progressives that ​action has to be taken on the social spending bill before the House will take up the bipartisan deal. ​

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Biden has given in to the progressives. “What we’re seeing is like watching an episode of the ‘Twilight Zone.’ I thought Joe Biden went to The Hill on Friday to try to get that bipartisan infrastructure bill passed and instead he surrendered to the radical wing of his party,” he said on Fox News Sunday.

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The above information is from the New York Post and Fox News Sunday, 10.3.21.

What do you think of Carl Bernstein’s response to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s new report released on Thursday (10.7.21) that sheds further light on former President Trump's efforts demanding that the Department Justice challenge the results of and overturn the 2020 presidential election on baseless claims of election fraud?:

Bernstein: There has been a coup led by the President of the United States to undermine the Constitution and possibly and likely a criminal conspiracy as well.  And all of these things that are laid out in the report are incontrovertible evidence that the President of the United States trying to overwhelm Constitutional responsibility, subvert and evade the laws of the United States and the Constitution of the United State,  but think we need to look at something.  We are looking at an on-going cover-up led by the Republican party to keep the people of the United States from knowing what the hell happened in these terrible moments in which the President of the United States for the first time in our history tried to subvert a legal and free election and now we are heading toward the next election in which these same forces are planning to subvert the election. So we are in a Constitutional Crisis. Look at what has happened already.  And look at the country itself. The most significant thing perhaps is not just the coup attempt and the coup by the president of the United States and the Republican party going along with it, but almost half of the adult voters in this country from all of the polls and what we saw in the last election are willing to go along with these lies. So we are in a kind of Civil War in this country. 

What do you think?  We think it’s unneureal.  Share your views at synthisophy.com!

Source: CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, 10.7.21

What do you think of Trump’s statement yesterday 10.13.21:

“If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ’22 or ’24.  It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.”

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