A Bible Lesson for Ted Cruz

In response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels yesterday, Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said he would increase police patrols in “Muslim neighborhoods” to stop radicalization. Confronted this morning on CBS news with the truth that there aren’t Muslim neighborhoods in America and forced to admit that he doesn’t even know how many Muslim people live in…

The Truth About Flags

There has always been a lot of misunderstanding about what a flag is. A flag is a symbol of something, quite often a country, though it could be a symbol of a movement or a governmental body smaller than a nation. In America, States have flags, sports teams have flags, cities and municipalities may have…

No Room for Hatred

Among the group that usually prefers to portray America as “A Christian Nation,” there is a lot of hate filled and xenophobic rhetoric these days. Let’s be clear: hatred and the practice of any legitimate religion are incompatible. You cannot simultaneously hate and love. There are many things that have brought us to this day.…

What We Need

What this country needs is politicians who are leaders. What we have are politicians who are followers – of the lowest common denominator, the stupid, the inane, the fable, the old wives’ tale – and the result is the likes of the current pile of presidential hopefuls who make Archie Bunker seem like the love…

The Whoring of Politics

Political discourse in America has devolved to developing a distorted, revisionist view of history and religion and then screaming it from the rooftops in the hopes that the ignorant will believe it. Of course those who do this know better, which makes them liars and cowards who have sold their souls to the corporate demons…

Politics and Self-Interest

I am constantly amazed at how many people are manipulated into voting against their self-interest. Of course, there are times when compassion may lead us to vote against our apparent self-interest, but in truth a vote cast out of compassion is always in everyone’s self-interest. I am referring to those people who struggle financially but vote for candidates…