The “Civil Right” is a forum for logic, Americanism, political possibilities, and for practical solutions to society’s most vexing problems. Where is/are the United States headed? How did we get to where we are, now? Which are the ideas that are important to the strength of our nation and our culture? Which ideas that seem so vital, today, are able to strengthen our nation and culture – which may weaken them? Thanks to being awash in data and unfiltered musings from many strata of wisdom, trends arise, accelerate and impact lives in very short cycles. Which of these are strengthening, which weakening? Is every whim a right? Are the ideas of America defendable, dependable, valuable, strengthening or weakening? What have economics to do with all of these? Prudence Leadbetter and I will offer some views and we invite yours.