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Original Intent…to Discriminate

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

The “original intent” of the 14th Amendment never included “all persons” even though the text say “all persons.” Courts have slowly expanded “all” to mean “all.” Judge Barrett will follow the “original intent”, not evolved precedent, or what the English called common law. Conservatives have already said they will pass law allowing employers to discriminate […]

Healthcare Peril

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

If we learned anything over the last 7 months, it is that Donald Trump would make a horrible healthcare provider.  Imagine asking him if you had cancer.  Donald would lie to keep you from panicking.  Contrary to the fact that quick treatment could save your life.  Covid 19 has killed more than 200,000 Americans. Who […]

1933, 1954, 2020 SCOTUS

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

1954 was a pivotal year in the history of the United States.  Since 1933, a coalition of representatives from Northern cities and rural Southern states had worked to improve the lives of average Americans. Franklin Delano Roosevelt built that coalition.  The fruits of the coalition were collectively known as the New Deal, or the welfare […]

Post Office Trust

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

The Constitution (Article 1, Section 8) authorizes Congress to create and fund a Post Office.  The Founding Fathers foresaw the usefulness of universal, publicly owned mail service.  Letter carriers have become some of the most trusted members of our communities. We all know the traditional pledge of the Post Office.  “Neither snow nor rain nor […]

Donald Defunds Social Security

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Donald Trump issued an Executive order defunding Social Security of the next 4 months.  In 1936 President Franklyn D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.  It was the first permanent piece of social welfare legislation. It has stabilized the lives of our seniors ever since. The Social Security Administration, an agency of the […]

Generosity

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Matthew Chapter 20 starts with a parable about workers’ pay.  An owner agrees to pay everyone a denarius at the start of the day.  He then hires more workers periodically throughout the day, even when there was little daylight left. When it is time for the paycheck, the last hired were paid first.  They received […]

Heal the Pain

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

How do we react to pain?  Do we treat it or ignore it?  The answer to this question is at the heart of the argument between liberals and conservatives. In October of 1929 Wall Street crashed.  The financial markets froze as speculators could not pay their loans.  Banks lost income and failed.  Bank failures wiped […]

Conservatives Wasted Our Summer

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Conservative conspiracy theories have wasted our summer. Our summer was supposed to be a time to regroup and refresh.  All of the other Western European countries used the summer to heal their communities.   Western Europeans followed the advice of scientists and doctors. They shut down large gatherings. They implemented large-scale Covid 19 testing. They mandated […]

Conservative Apocalypse

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Apocalypse means “to lift the veil.”   In an Apocalypse you can see behind the curtain.  Covid 19 has been an Apocalypse for conservatives.  Their reactions have shown us who they are and what they value. In May, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said, “No one reached out to me and said, ‘As a senior citizen, […]

Sacrifice

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Sacrifice means giving something up today for a better tomorrow. Self-sacrifice is a key virtue.  We give of ourselves to better those around us.  Our communities honor those among us who excel at self-sacrifice. Recently, we have seen the rise of an old and ugly form of sacrifice: the sacrifice of others.  A small, vocal […]

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