Category Archives: Politics

Self-Control and Gun Violence

The number of gun deaths, suicides and homicides in particular, are not going to be much reduced soon in this country. It is important to understand why so that those of us who wish this to change are not distracted … Continue reading

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A Christ-like Nation Rather Than a Christian One (1)

The founders of our nation varied in doctrine but they shared passionately in the religiopolitical commitment that the new nation should be a land of religious tolerance.  From Washington’s condemnation of “Pope Night” (albeit for practical purposes2) in 1775 to … Continue reading

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The Bad-tasting Goulash of a National Holiday

Let me begin with a personal note—I am the uncle of career service personnel and the son of a man who carried the emotional wounds of war all his life.  I have friends who bear still the wounds of Viet … Continue reading

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Why I Tend To Be A “Socialist” (It has to do with Jesus…)

Well, let’s define “socialist” first—at least for the purpose of this short essay.  A socialist is someone who believes that the community at large, the community of citizens, should provide via the government for the needs of each and all. … Continue reading

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