Posts in category "Politics"

Blasphemy laws lead to dictatorships and theocracies

Once it is illegal to criticize or mock a religion, all a man has to do is associate themselves with that establishment to receive the same protection. Throughout history religion and power have gone hand in hand. It’s one thing to assert authority through a family name or abilities, but quite another to claim an... Read more »

No fear or special treatment for Islam

I am a United States citizen. I am free to criticize or mock any religion if I choose to do so. There are no religions more sacred or divine than any other according to the First Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights. Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,... Read more »

Are Republican creationists killing Mitt Romney?

When it comes to science education, Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts leads the country according to a recent ranking. Massachusetts ranks much higher than President Barack Obama’s Illinois. Science education is an enormous issue for independent voters. It is critical that this country graduates a new generation of a science and engineering literate work force to compete... Read more »
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Dear Paul Ryan, human rights do not come from god

Religion sometimes causes very intelligent people to say very silly things. During the Republican Presidential debates, Newt Gingrich said he couldn’t trust someone with power who didn’t pray. That’s like saying we can’t trust someone with money who doesn’t gamble. If prayer worked many more people would be winning the lotto. It’s always better to... Read more »

Capitalism and opportunity

I obtained my college degree in Business Management at the age of 40. Obviously I didn’t go to college right after high school. For me, high school was a prison. I only wanted to graduate, turn 18, and then get my own place. That’s what I did. At eighteen years old, I was able to... Read more »