Tag Archives: United States

The Civil Liberty that Protects all Others

It was certainly ironic and fitting that a legislator who voted against allowing guns in a certain place should be shot by a gun in exactly that place.  Yet that was the fate of Clementa Pinckney, state senator and pastor of … Continue reading

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Poem: Rhonda Running Fast

R eflections of her stormy past H aunt her loveliness O ur farmer’s daughter running fast N ow is come her test D ream sweet Rhonda, dream A nd carefully wish for what you really mean

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Management, Labor, and the Union

We recognize that there is a fundamental difference between management and labor. Being part of labor means that, at least for right now, you are destined to make your way through life with a little less than you’d hoped for. … Continue reading

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A Neo-Patriarchal Response to Communitarianism

Very occasionally, in the morning when the weather is not too hot, I step out onto my front porch and sit on a broad wooden bench, looking out into my front yard and that of my neighbor’s, enjoying the coolness … Continue reading

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On Rebellion

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”[1] These are the words of Howard Beale in “Network”. The American movie classic is about an aging network broadcaster … Continue reading

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Comparisons and Contrasts of the Contemporary Marriage Relationship among American Orthodox Christians, Jews, and Muslims

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog Whosoever spends his days without a wife, has no joy nor blessing, or good in his life. Talmud – Yevamot 62B The Orthodox Jewish view of Marriage Any discussion of Orthodox Christians, … Continue reading

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Gun Control & the Right to Bear Arms

“Among other evils which being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised.” – Niccolo Machiavelli The question of whether citizens in a democracy should have ready access to firearms suggests a more basic question, which has often been … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Procedure the Cornerstone of Liberty

Originally Published in the St Augustine Town Crier The word comes from the Old French, eleventh century “parlement” translated as “talking” and the suffix “ary”, again from the French “of or belonging to.” The word parliamentary means a way of … Continue reading

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Poem: A Toast to the Constitution

A simple document in seven parts An easy read, including the amendments Compelling words that stir up young men’s hearts To sacrifice their lives for independence And sacrifice they did, that holy number Was yearly multiplied in foreign fields In … Continue reading

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On Parliamentary Procedure

Liberty is the ability to do what I want, when I want, without interference, in order that some good may be accomplished. Politics is the interaction with others in an attempt to influence the outcome of events. A large part … Continue reading

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Poem: Prison is a Wonderful Place

Prison is a wonderful place People here from every creed and race Memories that time will not erase When the court adjudicates your case You could disappear without a trace When they send you here it’s in disgrace It’s a … Continue reading

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Credo

 The virtues expressed here are those embraced by the Masters and Practitioners of the Chinese Goju fighting society of which I am Sho Dan. I was accorded this honor by Sensei Antony Baso, San Dan Renchi, University of Martial Arts … Continue reading

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