Wel­come to the pre­mier is­sue of Trav­el­ing Minds.

Traveling Minds - - Table Of Contents -

This pub­li­ca­tion will dig deep and ex­plore some of the most im­por­tant is­sues of our time from mul­ti­ple per­spec­tives.

Trav­el­ings Minds is not a left wing nor right wing pub­li­ca­tion, but will likely be ac­cused of be­ing one or the other. Both wings are needed to fly and not just go in a down­ward spi­ral.

Trav­el­ing Minds is about seek­ing the truth, chal­leng­ing an in­creas­ingly ob­so­lete hu­man cul­ture and creat­ing a new hu­man cul­ture. It is in­tended to stim­u­late the in­de­pen­dent and crit­i­cal think­ing re­quired for pos­i­tive change.

One of the ar­ti­cles In this is­sue is about who Don­ald Trump re­ally is and what we might ex­pect from him. If things go as in­tended, at noon on Jan­uary 20, 2017, Don­ald Trump will be in­au­gu­rated as the Pres­i­dent of the United States of Amer­ica and be­come po­ten­tially the most pow­er­ful man on Earth.

For many peo­ple, this is a very scary prospect. For oth­ers, it is an ex­cit­ing event that will usher in real change. Mr. Trump is a unique and com­plex in­di­vid­ual. It is im­por­tant that we the peo­ple know who he is and what he is ca­pa­ble of, yet most peo­ple ac­tu­ally know lit­tle about him but have very strong opin­ions that may not be sup­ported by all the facts.

Democ­racy re­quires a well in­formed pop­u­lace ca­pa­ble of mak­ing sound choices. In the ab­sence of an in­formed pop­u­lace mak­ing sound choices the democ­racy turns into some­thing else and oth­ers make the de­ci­sions for the peo­ple.

If we don't value democ­racy and work to en­sure its sur­vival then we will con­tinue to lose it and one day re­al­ize that we live in a sit­u­a­tion that we don't want.

It is not too late for Amer­i­cans to step up, res­cue their democ­racy and re­store the Con­sti­tu­tion. Do­ing so won't be easy and most are too busy, can't be both­ered or are happy with things just the way they are, but we have to try.

Tim Lon­car­ich, Pub­lisher

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