People Pusher Beliefs

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. - John F. Kennedy

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. - Henry David Thoreau

The Mission of the People Pusher

It's about the people, stupid.

That's a campaign slogan I wish someone had adopted. In our world today, so much is focused on "platforms" and ideology that is not about the people. The People Pusher wants you to think about that.

At the end of everyone's life, what are they thinking about? Some are seeking redemption for the things they know they did that were "bad." Others are thinking "did I leave my mark on the world?" Still others haven't figured out yet that you can't take the bank account, high profile career, McMansion, or any of that with you.

In the end, the hope is that we are all thinking about who was loved, who we helped, and how we behaved in the community of humanity.

This blog is focused on people issues. And the mission of the People Pusher is that you will think about the people, too.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Amendment 50 - Colorado's Community Colleges on the Slippery Slope

Colorado's Amendment 50, a ballot initiative that ties casinos to community colleges, is making me call into question the level of education of community college leaders in this state. They have tied their buggy to the casino industry - a very dangerous and slippery slope.

Amendment 50 would allow our casino towns to make changes in limited stakes betting so that people can bet more money. The increases in profits the casinos receive is supposed to go, in part, to community colleges. Community colleges apparantly don't know that raising the gambling stakes also raises the incidence of problem and compulsive gambling.

Is this what we want our educational system tied to?

Vote No on Amendment 50. Colorado does not need to create more problem gambling.

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