Enlightenment

A New Hope

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

For myself and many others, the election of Donald marked a new low. Local events bring a New Hope. Several years ago, a colleague and friend of mine was denied tenure by a previous Southeastern Administration. Her English Department faculty supported her application. Something happened beyond the reach and observation of the faculty, including myself. […]

Not My President?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

No, I do not use that phrase.  I do understand why some might.  Donald has done nothing to reach out beyond his own supporters.  Instead he does the opposite, going out of his way to sow the seeds of discord throughout our society.  His lying words about Mexicans and Muslims make my stomach turn.  His […]

I will fear no evil

Friday, July 15th, 2016

If Newt isn’t a racist, why is his first response always racist? Is he just pretending to be a racist to win power and glory? “We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported. Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization.” I […]

No means No: “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States”

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

The “Values Voter’s Conference” has caused quite a stir.  A Baptist preacher called Mormonism a cult, and then he said that it disqualified Mitt Romney for the Presidency.  The preacher contradicted both the US Constitution and traditional American values. Our First Amendment rests on the belief that we humans are fallible.  We are most fallible […]