Tag: constitution

MY DEMANDS

July 24th, 2017, No Comments

I’m holding the United States Constitution hostage inside American bookstores until you meet a few simple demands. When you look at the shelves where those are located, hear these words in your ears. Born in Washington Heights, N.Y., my grandparents and parents showed the youngest daughter of the house the great potential to be nurtured […]

Dear Politicians (and voters)

September 30th, 2015, No Comments

Dear Politicians, You have all been reading the ‘linked in’ website for too long and refuse to follow a single thread of policy, from start to finish, without a comparison being drawn. There are no discussions of protecting the vulnerable populations without pointing at a less vulnerable group to blame for …, invulnerability perhaps? We […]

Dear Bill Maher, Isn’t Humanism Also a Religion?

April 12th, 2015, No Comments

Dear Mr. Maher, Thank you, along with many other comedic pundits who have helped so many of us laugh in understanding over the years. Tonight, I’m writing to look into your opinions about humanism, as opposed to religion. I truly enjoy your pokes at ‘dogmatism’ but also believe that to be a characteristic of humanists […]

When It Isn’t All About You – The Indiana Law

April 7th, 2015, No Comments

(Links are not posting reliably so please excuse the URLs in the post used for proper attribution. I’ll be editing older posts for the same purpose.) Many states are seeking to reprise Federal restatements about religious freedoms. These state-by-state activities pose an urgent question. Why do legislators at local levels believe that kind of repetition […]

Right to Privacy or Right to ‘Come In’?

October 21st, 2014, No Comments

The American obsession with gender identity has again reared itself into the mainstream, this time in Texas.  The start of this remarkable storm began with a rather ‘old’ issue of where people identifying as a gender different than that expected by mere, anatomical study ought to go to the bathroom.  Public access to bathrooms is extremely important […]

GITMO Comes to North Carolina

June 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

Obama faces some heavy charges of violating congressional process by trading Gitmo prisoners for an American held in Afghanistan for five years. While I won’t comment upon the politics of prisoner exchanges, I will applaud this action if it is the only way to close down Guantanamo Bay Prison. It is proof that we no […]

An Oath Out-Standing

March 1st, 2014, No Comments

There are a variety of outstanding oaths taken by adults in the course of our lifetimes. Elected officials, from the President of the United States to the newest member of your local library board, asserts their intention of protecting and defending the Constitution. Witnesses before Congress or the judiciary pledge to stand before God or […]

How To Respond to a Plea for Help

March 12th, 2013, No Comments

In my travels, I’ve seen many homeless and hungry people and had my own share of adversity. The flood of need in these difficult times dicates a new way to help others. Many of us are only one paycheck away from destitution ourselves. Some people are, unfortunately, so cynical that they literally won’t give you […]

Attitudes about Government in and out of China

February 14th, 2013, 1 Comment

I read an article the other day about a blogger said to have taken rare photographs of the President elect of China, Xi Ping. I have been unable to find that original article but the Washington Post notes it here. The lines which caught my eye in the other article spoke of how the blogger […]

The Refugee Within

December 26th, 2012, No Comments

Here in the UK, the news has been full of reports about the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. I’ve worked in many New York City school programs and experienced my share of bomb threats along with occasional intrusions by unstable individuals. Still, when working my very first teaching job in Connecticut back in 1979, the […]

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