Why the Right is Wrong and the Left is Wrong

Men are disturbed, not by things, but by the principles and notions which they form concerning things. Epictetus  – Written 135 A.C.E. The negative association of two unlike issues creates a state of fear in politics. Some Examples follow: From the right: Obama will destroy America Unions are comprised of evil thugs The US is bankrupt Social Security will be gone before I retire. Gay marriage will destroy families Communism is anti-Christian From the left: Large Corporations are evil Eating meat is murder Man made pollution will destroy the earth,…

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Freedom of Religion Trumps Secular Attitudes

1st Amendment US Constitution guarantee of Freedom of Religion

Yesterday I wrote about the people in San Francisco that wish to make it illegal to perform a circumcision of any male under the age of 18 within the city limits. In the end, I oppose their efforts on the grounds that it will run contrary of constitutional guarantees of the free practice of religion. Jews and Muslims are two groups that find religious significance and group cohesion through the ancient practice of cutting the foreskin of their male adherents.  To deny them this practice would cut to the core…

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I have seen the enemy, and he is us.

The other day I entered the fray of a debate on Facebook about which is better, Fox News or MSNBC, and their commentators.  I am referring about talk show hosts such as Fox News’ Glenn Beck, Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and their radio counterpart Rush Limbaugh.  The original comment was derisive of commentator Keith Olbermann, but we might as well include other liberal commentators such as Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews. One of the first comments was from a conservative that made the comment that she watched MSNBC and Olbermann in…

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