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An Affront To Personal And Religious Freedom In America

An axiom of modern day life is to not write when you are angry.  Well I am and with good reason.  I will try to contain my anger but if it comes through so be it, it is with good … Continue reading

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The Banishment of Richard Burr

Like most additions to Harry’s Hell, Richard Burr’s banishment has been a long time in coming.  A recent event was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.  When you are the ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, … Continue reading

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The Other Side Of Religious Freedom

Environment influences politics and in the case of this writer choice of language in political matters.  For some time now I have used the phrase same-sex civil marriage.  There is good reason for that, but now the United Church of … Continue reading

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Patriot?

Sunday afternoon the reports started to come in of a shooting in suburban Kansas City, Kansas.  Metropolitan Kansas City spans both sides of the Mississippi River dividing the states of Kansas and Missouri.  As details emerged it appeared the shooting … Continue reading

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Until June

Tuesday the Supreme Court heard simultaneous oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius during a 90 minute session.  Anyone who tells you they know how the Court will ultimately rule is lying, but it … Continue reading

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Mostly The Same Old Show

CPAC held its annual convention last week in Washington.  I have often compared the event to the circus and the 2014 version gave me another variation on that analogy: It was basically the same old show with perhaps a rare … Continue reading

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How Christian Is Arizona?

Constitutionally America is a secular nation.  Despite frequent and incorrect interpretations of our Constitution to the contrary by our right wing, that is spelled out in the First Amendment.  Most Americans are at least somewhat religious and the vast majority … Continue reading

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Will America Remain A Secular Nation

The United States of America is a secular nation where the majority of its citizens happen to be Christians.  OK, I’ve set the right wings’ hair on fire, but the truth usually does.  The first ten words of the First … Continue reading

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Reverend Hypocrite

9/11 struck Americans in their hearts!  There are two events that Americans of my age remember where they were when they found out about them: 9/11 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Most Americans honored the first responders … Continue reading

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Protection?

Lately I often write about North Carolina.  While Tea Party/Republican insanity exists in every state, in 2013 North Carolina appears to be the epicenter.  The examples are literally too plentiful to all be chronicled in this space.  Today I want … Continue reading

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