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Michael Moffitt is the author of Granddad’s Dictionary: Reflections on Life in America. In addition he has been an inventor, entrepreneur and community leader. He received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Rather than accepting partisan stances, Moffitt encourages Americans to reflect on how they can come together as “We the People” to make real change happen. He believes that by coming together and looking to history and the values of our Founding Fathers, we can revitalize our nation.

I want to make a real difference in the way people think about the relationship between morality and politics and the need to focus on “We the People” versus the government and what it needs to do for me. “Granddad’s” reflections is meant to inspire younger generations of Americans to think independently and rationally about events and trends in their country. I encourage readers to investigate current events and policies and come to their own conclusions through rational discussion and independent thinking, rather than letting others think for them.

Articles in the Writers Journal Kingscalendar

The Incredible Shrinking Middle Class
by Michael Moffitt
June 7, 2019

It seems strange that, on the sports page where statistics are always prominent, we never read such statistical mumbo jumbo. We see frequent celebrations of new performance records but never comparisons between the best and the average. There are no statistics about the middle class of athletes because nobody cares. There is seldom whining about how sports are being ruined by the over-achieving of those few who outperform all others.

The Deplorable Old Man and the Sea
by Michael Moffitt
April 6, 2019

During the approval period, while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, a Canadian charity connected to Uranium-One made multiple seven-figure, initially unreported donations to the Clinton Foundation and an investment firm related to Rosatom paid a $500,000 speaking fee to Bill Clinton. These are the uncontested facts. It is a marvel that so many people of high rank could see this transaction as a benefit to the citizens of a nation obsessed with fear of Russian interference in our domestic affairs and international security.

Honor Pride and the NFL
by Michael Moffitt
January 29, 2019

Since we know these things lets admit it and call the season a three way tie for second place, and award each team, the Rams, the Saints and the Patriots the money due to a league champion. No trophies no rings, no prize money or other recognition for winning or loosing the Superbowl.

A Meditation on the Message of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Michael Moffitt
January 24, 2019

In 1960 Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Black supremacy is as dangerous as white supremacy.” He expanded, “God’s interest… is in the creation of a society where all men can live as brothers.” King would clearly advocate that when we meet a new person we ask ourselves, “How can I be a brother or sister to this person?” and “What common values or experiences do we share that will lead this person to reach out to me as a brother or sister?”

The Question is Not “The Wall or not The Wall”
by Michael Moffitt
December 29, 2018

Is it cruel or discriminatory to ask these pledges of our guests when they are requirements for every citizen who has any income and drives an automobile? It would be an incredibly simple first step to make the USICS number on the green card become the taxpayer ID.

The Mythology and Mathematics of Income Disparity
by Michael Moffitt
October 12, 2018

So, what should we do? Perhaps we should forget about the statistics and focus on the real intractable problems that keep people from climbing the ladder of success. This is not hard at all. We know that mental health, substance abuse, early childhood education and through all of these, crime are the big ones. We all know that these are local problems. They are all individual problems. They can only be solved one at a time by local and individual resources. These are the “Thousand points of light” in George H.W. Bush’s vision of America.

Will America Sponsor a Currency War Against Itself?
Michael D. Moffitt
August 23, 2018

Moore’s law accurately describes this torrid rate of innovation across the entire electronic sector, including the pace of price-performance, miniaturization, and improvement in processing speed, memory, storage, digital networks, and image resolution all growing exponentially while controlling cost. None of this is controversial at all. Nearly everyone wonders that it has gone on for so long, and for how long it can continue.

Fake Diplomacy
by Michael Moffitt
August 11, 2018

Starting with FDR who claimed, “I can handle Old Joe,” only Presidents Reagan and Kennedy were able to significantly alter Russian behavior and they did not do so with a smile. We have few common interests with Russia. Russia would be largely irrelevant were it not for oil and nuclear weapons. The Russian economy is about three quarters that of the State of Texas. Per capita income in Russia is about one seventh per capita GDP income in the United States.

What is the real news?
by Michael Moffitt
July 10, 2018

Most of us realize that President Trump can at times be rude and crude and inarticulate. He is frequently not careful with his words. He can be a braggart. He insists that allegories like “the wall” are totally literal. He has been called a lot of nasty names even though in his personal and private dealings he has been a friend and mentor to many of both sexes and all races. Given all this, it is completely fair in our free society that many say, “I do not like this man!” BUT….As Paul Harvey so famously said, “Now lets hear the rest of the story.”

Previous Articles at Magic City Morning Star

Granddad’s Forecast for America in 2015
Terrorism and The Reformation of Islam
Immigration, The Red Cape, The Bull and The Master of The Bulls
Fair Taxes and Free Time for CPAs
A Debtor’s Perfect Storm: Three Views of Debt

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