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What is justice? How did things get to be the way they are? Where do we go from here? Community and individuality, civilization and law, politics and tradition, reason and science, ritual and freedom, mercy and making a difference -- these are the issues that will determine our future.
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Tag Archives: America
A Southerner Speaks Out on the So-Called Confederate Flag
As an American who had ancestors who fought for the Confederacy and a Southerner whose family roots in the South go back for over 200 years, I am aware of the history of the Civil War, what led up to … Continue reading
Posted in Politics, Rants and Raves Tagged America, Battle Flag, Civil War, heritage, losers, Nazis, racism, Rebel flag, symbols 6 Comments
Some Random Thoughts on Racism
One reason that Americans tend to think we have an exceptional country is our belief in the rugged individual. We look at other countries and we evaluate them against the standard of this notion of strong individuals. Perhaps, this individualism … Continue reading
Posted in Politics, Rants and Raves Tagged America, history, injustice, justice, Race, racism, Truth, white supremacy 2 Comments
America IS Exceptional
Free speech that only applies when almost everyone agrees with what you’re saying is a thin gruel, a soup too watered down to nourish anyone. If you can not freely speak even the most ignorant or odious or blunt thoughts … Continue reading
Posted in General Sharing Tagged America, consequences, exceptional, free, Free Speech, reactions, speak, special Leave a comment
Are America and the West Free ?
It is a long standing rule of thumb that a free society allows whatever is not prohibited and that the list of prohibited things and actions is kept to a size small enough to be obeyed by reasonable people of … Continue reading
Posted in Politics, Rants and Raves Tagged America, democracy, Europe, executive, fascism, free, freedom, judicial, legislature, the West, We the People Leave a comment
The New Aristocracy
I saw this on Facebook recently and, while I don’t agree 100% with it, I do believe it speaks to the attitude of priviledge that so many of the 1% have and to the direction America & the world are … Continue reading
Posted in Independent Business, Politics, Rants and Raves Tagged 1%, America, Aristocracy, attitude, corruption, priviledge, the World, We the People 2 Comments
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