Secretly Filming Animal Abuse Is Okay, Court Rules; But Not Infant Abuse?

Apparently, it's okay to secretly film abuse of cattle, chickens and other animals at agricultural facilities.But apparently, it's NOT okay to secretly film abuse of unborn fetuses in Planned Parenthood clinics and research centers.And I'm trying to understand exactly WHY. *     *     *     *     *In Boise, U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled on Monday, August 3, that the First Amendment protects animal rights activists who secretly filmed abuse as part of an underc … [Read more...]

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God and Abraham Playing “Theological Chicken”: Spitzer and Dershowitz Face Off in Mock Trial

Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer faced off against famed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz November 16 in a mock trial before an audience of 1,300. *     *     *     *     * The one-hour trial, which took place at Temple Emanu-El synagogue on New York's Upper East Side, sought to answer the question once and for all:Was the biblical patriarch Abraham guilty of attempted murder and endangering the welfare of his son, Isaac?You remember the story:  Abraham led his son Isaac up a moun … [Read more...]

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Martin Luther King Quotes Augustine and Aquinas

One may well ask: "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all." Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a … [Read more...]

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