The First Amendment: What Argument?

I've been spending a lot of time studying the Constitution, lately. I really like that document and I think it is very nearly the greatest thing ever written. It's mind-blowingly brilliant and, although there were flaws in it, the manner in which it was written and how our government was set up gave it the ability to become great. I guess I shall start with the simplicity of the First Amendment, the bedrock of my own activism. Amendment I ¬†Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment … [Read more...]

When Religion and Politics mix…When the media fails to report…When we don’t understand why…

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Media Coverage I suppose the first thing to cover is the fact that no national¬†American media source is willing to cover what is going on in today's political arena with the audacity that, say, Walter Cronkite would be able to do. If you click the link you'll find the story about how a single reporter changed the American perception (or at least the middle class' perception) of the Vietnam War. It probably wasn't a popular thing to do, but he had integrity and stuck with the truth.I'm sure … [Read more...]


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