Category Archives: Politics

The Right To Know

The wood filler epoxy I used to repair the window frames on my house have a strong, stinging odor. The product instructions warn that the material is highly toxic and has been designed for use outdoors or in well-ventilated situations … Continue reading

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Sincerity

The woman spoke forcefully of honor, virtue, and faith. She pointed to her vows and conflicts with primal desires. She expressed herself with practiced eloquence very convincingly. The speaker had a charismatic, personal presence that appealed to a certain form … Continue reading

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More Peace

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only … Continue reading

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Escape

Today is 9/20/20 as written out in the U.S. date abbreviation format. The 20/20 immediately stands out in my mind and I shudder at the reminder about this being the year 2020. This has been a nightmare of a year … Continue reading

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Democracy

“If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.”–Aristotle I deliberately chose the Aristotle quote to begin today’s … Continue reading

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Inclusion

“We have an admirable commitment to diversity and inclusion.” The quote is boilerplate and has a feel good quality about it. The quote is passive and largely meaningless.¬†It papers over possible flaws in actual inclusion. Variations of the quote have … Continue reading

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Authority

The robed, wigged magistrate looked down from his lofty bench above the gathered crowd. He pointed to me and accused me of treason. The judge stated that he knew I was an American and had betrayed sacred¬†loyalty to the Crown. … Continue reading

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