Category Archives: civil rights

Why social conservatives have it wrong when it comes to marriage equality…..

I agree that the owner of Chik-Fil-A has the right to express his opinion, but he does not have the right to discriminate against LGTB individuals in his business or require them to practice a certain lifestyle or attend a certain church. … Continue reading

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Why corporate personhood is unconstitutional….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission: The Court overruled Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which had previously held that a Michigan campaign finance act that prohibited corporations from using treasury money to support or oppose candidates in elections did not violate the First and … Continue reading

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About Egypt and spreading democracy…

We need to see the “big picture” here…. The problem with the U.S. supporting Mubarak is that, as of late, his human rights record is atrocious. I realize that we support many other oppressive/suppressive regimes around the world, but we … Continue reading

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Reflections on Naomi Wolf’s piece: Blueprint for shutting down a democracy…

I was rereading some of my old mail in order to clean out my inbox when I came across this.  Seeing what has transpired in the Middle East (Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, etc.) over the past few weeks brings these concerns … Continue reading

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On re-establishing our Constitution rights…

Abandoning our democratic values in exchange for the delusion that we are safer is the greatest “win” the terrorists could have hoped for…. and we gave this to them out of fear…. Continue reading

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Intolerance, political correctness and effective government

The greatest problem our nation has is not the economy or health care or any other issue like abortion or gay marriage. It is the fact that our government is not operating effectively. And the gridlock in our government that prevents it from operating effectively is directly due to the polarization in our society and the concept of moral absolutism that prevents compromise and views it as weakness.

Polticis is the art of compromise. Knowing which points are negotiable and which ones aren’t is the job of the politician. And until we get over ourselves and our image of ourselves are morally superior and, therefore, entitled to absolute rule, it is not going to get better any time soon. Continue reading

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Gay Marriage and the Constitution

The argument over gay marriage rages on, and attempts to “define” marriage as a union between one man and one woman (i.e., the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA), are still being debated in the public forum because of the recent … Continue reading

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Birds of a feather…

I read a comment in an e-mail thread that grabbed my attention: “And, imagine where Obama’s poll numbers would be if the media actually investigated Obama’s ties to Nadhmi Auchi, Tony Rezko, Khalid al-Mansour (principle advisor to Saudi Billionaire, Prince … Continue reading

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The X Factor

By Lynette Long http://www.lynettelong.com drlynettelong@aol.com http://riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/a-letter-from-lynettePosted   Gloria Steinem, in her recent editorial in the Los Angeles Times, came out strongly against Governor Palin claiming the only thing women have in common with Palin is an X chromosome. I respectfully … Continue reading

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