Tag Archives: America

Until We Are All Free

“…until we are all free.” Those words are illustrated every year in the holiday Juneteenth. Which commemorates not the official 1865 proclamation that all American slaves were freed, but the real date two months later when the last slaves in … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Our World?

Thought for the Week “It will never be known what acts of cowardice have been motivated by the fear of not looking sufficiently progressive.” ~Charles Péguy I don’t know of any nation or society that’s ever been universally improved by … Continue reading

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Healthcare or Healthsnare?

Old Joke Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this. What do I do? Doctor: Don’t do that. New Version Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I get my medical bill. What do I do? Doctor: Don’t do– Oh, no, wait, there’s no cure … Continue reading

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What Is Christian Nationalism?

Originally posted on Enough Light:
We all need to consider the phenomenon and rise of Christian nationalism. If you have not heard this term, please note that it is NOT simple patriotism, although some Christian nationalists may call themselves patriots.…

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The Cost of Freedom in 2020

I wrote the words below after the 2016 U.S. elections. This year, the issues seem completely different. But are they? True, we’ve had four years of bluster from a man who believes not so much in conservative values as in … Continue reading

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Braving the Polls in 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (United Press Irrational) – According to a recent phone survey by the National Association for the Hearing Impaired, over 90% of those polled said that, in the current election, they would vote for: It was unclear whether … Continue reading

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Heroes and Hypocrites

Juneteenth, June 19, 1865. President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation finally became a reality when the last slaves were set free in Texas. It’s not surprising that the annual celebration of “Juneteenth” began there, or that it eventually bloomed into a national … Continue reading

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Teach Your Parents Well

My Featured Blogger this week is Jane Tawel of the blog site Musings and Meditations. California-based Jane is a teacher, poet and novelist with a never-ending thirst for understanding regarding truth, philosophy, spirituality, families, human relationships. And it shows in … Continue reading

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To Columbus or Not to Columbus?

Today is Columbus Day in the western hemisphere (known as Día de la Raza in many Latin American countries, and as Fiesta Nacional in Spain). But as a holiday, it’s toast. And it should be. Columbus didn’t discover “America” anyway, … Continue reading

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My Fellow Americans…

I am officially announcing my candidacy for NTP (Not-the-President) of the United States of America. After much deliberation, I have decided that this is how I may best serve my country. Careful analysis has revealed that, at the current rate, … Continue reading

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