There seems to be an undercurrent of opinion in some circles that black people are not allowed to speak on any issue until and unless they address particular issues within their own community. Concerned about police brutality? You can’t address that until you address black on black crime. Distraught that a seemingly clear case ofContinue reading “The right time to take a stand”
If you don’t want state resources co-opted to promote every religion, you stand against state resources being co-opted to promote any religion (including atheism). Problem solved.
Did it amuse you? I’m talking about Robert De Niro’s joke while introducing First Lady Michelle Obama at a recent Obama fundraiser in New York. You missed it? Here’s what he said: “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney… Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?” Newt Gingrich demanded an apologyContinue reading “Funny how? (Is America ready for a white First Lady?)”
Imagine for a moment that you are on the Board of Governors of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (whose followers are better known as Jehovah’s Witnesses). Imagine the government required you to purchase health insurance for your employees. You gladly do so. Now imagine the government demanded that the coverage you provide to your employees MUST includeContinue reading “Can the state force the hand of faith?”
I believe most Americans are moderate extremists. A moderate extremist adamantly refuses to believe an idea is wrong just because it is espoused by Republicans, that a law is good just because its intentions are good, or that spending by the government is bad just because it’s spending by the government. We are repulsedContinue reading “What is a moderate extremist?”