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Guest post: America must wake up and become more involved

Former LSU coach Dale Brown

Vaught’s note: Former LSU coach Dale Brown has a deep interest in what goes on nationwide with our political system. These are his thoughts on our country. You may agree or disagree. I just wanted to share because I respect his passion and love for our country.


Having had the good fortune to visit 90 countries, I fully realize how grateful we all should be to live in the USA. However, we must wake up and become more involved with our dysfunctional political system.

Norman Ornstein, of the conservative American Enterprise Institute said, America has become a “kakistocracy,” which is an ancient Greek word, meaning a society ruled by the “least” qualified and most unprincipled citizens.

Pope Francis said, “Politics is not the place for anyone who is attached to material things or to the mirror. Seeking power or money sullies the noble cause of politics as service to others.”

I am a very optimistic and positive person, so it grieves me to send this negative but real problem that has engulfed our political system. (WE THE PEOPLE) must do something to correct what has happened. Forget what party you belong to because that is one of the major problems, PARTISAN POLITICS. It is embarrassing to watch these childish arguments and anger amongst those in power. “WE THE PEOPLE” must show our displeasure and Frederick Douglas gave us the method when he said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and never will.”

I cannot sit back and watch this country I love deteriorate.. Plato told us centuries ago,  “Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors.”

President Kennedy was to give this speech the day he was assassinated, “Let us not be petty when our cause is so great. Let us not quarrel amongst ourselves when our Nation’s future is at stake. Let us stand together with renewed confidence in our cause–united in our heritage of the past and our hopes for the future–and determined that this land we love shall lead all mankind into new frontiers of peace and abundance.”

If our Congress, Cabinet members and President were a sports team they would set a record by not ever having a winning season, because of selfishness and not understanding that THE BEST POTENTIAL OF ME IS WE.

We must surround the many honorable and fine statesman we have serving us, with more statesman and not another slick talking politician. Want to have a great team, family, business, community, or country ? Implement the following philosophy and we will.




  1. I am not going to get political on this site, since I have some very strong views. I totally agree with Dale Brown in this article. I used to hate going against him when he was Coaching, and there were times I couldn’t stand him. With that said, I have always respected him and even admired. I only met him one time at a UK football game, but would love to meet him again someday. GO CATS!!!

  2. Abraham Lincoln said American will not be destroy by an outsider. We the American people will destroy ourselves. That qoute is what’s happening today.

  3. Brown expressed his thoughts, here are mine. The democrats lost the election, Trump won. Get over it! Many of us endured 8 years of Barack Obama. The liberals in both parties are killing this nation slowly. It is mainly the democrat leaders not lifting a finger too move this nation forward. Their formula now is Resist! Resist! Liberals have practically destroyed this nation by brushing away the “rule of law” fiscal responsibility, and a coolness toward our military and national defense. They don’t even want secure borders. What they want are more illegal votes. Disagree if you want, it’s a free country, but America is in a mess right now. I thank the Lord every day we now have a President that puts the American people first. I am enjoying my tax break, recently passed I might add, without one democrat vote. Anybody remember Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious ,and even now under investigation, or should be, the Uranium One fiasco. All under Obama’s watch. Remember 33,000 emails deleted while under Congressional mandate to release for review. Cell phones, and other devices destroyed! I agree with Brown that we need, as a nation, to work together, but I also know, and am not afraid to say it, one side won’t. We will never agree on everything, I understand that, and democrats used to put country first, not anymore. One party is now a bunch of progressive liberals who want power without reason.

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