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VOTER ID: BIAS OR NECESSITY?

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Are voter ID laws racially biased or completely benign and necessary for the enhancement of our democracy? On July 13th, a federal trial began in Winston-Salem over the 2013 North Carolina law (H.B. 589) that repealed a series of voting

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ON CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE & NATURAL LAW

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Recently, the Oklahoma Supreme Court voted to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the state capitol. This ruling was based upon the principle that the Ten Commandments are a bedrock of the Judeo-Christian tradition and have no bearing

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ON RACE, RACISM AND THE REBEL FLAG

On Race, Racism, Racists & The Rebel Flag Web Graphic

What is racism? The New Oxford American Dictionary defines racism as “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race

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THE END OF LIBERTY, FREEDOM & DEMOCRACY IN THE NAME OF GAY MARRIAGE

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Many advocates of individual liberty and freedom are celebrating and championing the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which grants gay couples the same right as heterosexuals to get married and have that union recognized by the government.

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THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REFORMATION ACT (RFRA) DEBACLE

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The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2015 is abominable for one distinct reason: In the name of “religious freedom,” it encourages secular bondage. In 1964, Congress passed the federal Civil Rights Act. This legislation prohibits discrimination in housing and

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WHY FREE SPEECH CANNOT ALWAYS BE FREE

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Speech cannot always be free because context determines meaning. Allow me to explain. In a recent post, titled “True Freedom,” I wrote the following: “Indeed, true freedom is not free, nor is it always convenient. The root of the word

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Protected: WHY POLITICS FAILS

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TRUE FREEDOM: FREE MINDS, RELIGION, AND SPEECH

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In the contemporary world, we’re at an interesting crossroads, brought about by a flurry of recent events both nationally and abroad. At the center of many of these events is the issue of “true freedom” which seems not to be

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ACT AS IF

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The events that have occurred in the past few weeks in NYC are truly disturbing—the recent murder of two NYPD police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, while they were sitting innocently in their patrol car, and the murder of

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ON TORTURE

On Torture via Torture in the 16th Century

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines torture as: (1) “the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something, or for the pleasure of the person inflicting the

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