Tag Archives: government

Theocratic Encroachment

Politicians pander to their audience. This isn’t a revelation of any great discovery, and the devout make up a large voting block, so trying to out-Christian each other is a common practice among politicians, especially of the Republican persuasion. The current holder of the hot seat in the Oval Office is astoundingly transparent in his […]

The Dynamic Duo of Trump and Carson on Religion

It defies logic and probability that all of America’s political leaders are people of faith, yet none espouse their lack of faith publicly, particularly those seeking the Republican nomination for the highest office in the land. I always enjoy the early campaigning in the political cycle because we get to see people mount an effort […]

Feeling the Bern

I went to see Senator Bernie Sanders last night at the North Charleston Coliseum. I haven’t ever attended a political rally. In fact, the last overtly active political activity I involved myself in was working for the Ron Paul campaign in 2008. It’s not that I’m not interested in politics, because I truly am. It’s […]

Ginsberg Rocks It

If you haven’t yet read Justice Ginsberg’s dissent to the Hobby Lobby ruling from the Supreme Court, I strongly suggest that you do. It is fascinating, educational and a terrific social commentary all in one. This ruling strikes me as a particularly easy one to dissent from, which makes the majority opinion all the more […]

The United States Is Not, And Never Was A Christian Nation

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land. It is literally the framework on which our system of government is built. It creates the three branches of government, specifies the duties of each, and provides the individual states and their people the powers that aren’t specified in the Constitution. It’s […]

Conservatives or Radical Extremists?

The relentless march to the right by the Republican Party has allowed candidates like Rick Perry and Rick Santorum to make a semi-serious run for the Party’s nomination for President. Newt Gingrich is certainly running as a far right candidate as well, although his history betrays him as someone not wholly committed to that place […]

The Battle Rages on, whether you Like it or Not

I very recently came out of the closet as an atheist. The transformation in my life since removing the disturbing emotional psychobabble I carried around for most of my life has been nothing short of astounding. After being raised as a Catholic, and being emotionally and verbally abused by nuns, I became what I call […]

Is there something inherently wrong with gun happy America?

A young man decided that he was going to be a mass murderer and on January 8, 2011 he opened fire on innocent men, women and children with a Glock handgun. The apparent target of his murderous rage was a Democratic Congresswoman from the 8th District of Arizona. He shot her in the head at […]