Civil Rights

America’s Social Contract

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Share on Facebook We, the People of the United States of America, renew our social contract. Liberty and Justice for All Medicare for All Opportunity for All Respect for All We are stronger when we answer the call to service. Yes, I am my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper. I have a moral and civic responsibility […]

Why not Ike?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Share on Facebook Donald reached way back in history to find a strong President who would have kept the Union together. Why Jackson? Why not Ike? Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne into Little Rock to enforce federal Civil Rights law. He proposed and passed the Interstate Highway System with bipartisan support. Ike supported Social Security […]

CSA Constitution

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Share on Facebook The CSA Constitution left most of the USA Constitution intact, including the supremacy clause. What did it change? 1) It invoked the favor of Almighty God (I guess He decided He preferred the USA). 2) It eliminated all reference to the “common” good or “general welfare.” 3) It created rights for slave […]

Real Security Requires Real Risk Assessment

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Share on Facebook Conservatives prefer addressing fake threats to real threats.

“no institutional racism”?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Share on Facebook Don’t worry folks. Mike Pence told us there is no institutional racism in the American Justice System. These are not the droids you’re looking for. Under Texas law, a jury cannot sentence a defendant to death unless it unanimously concludes he poses a future danger. During the sentencing phase of the trial, […]

Fear and hate makes you stupid

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Share on Facebook Fear and hate makes you stupid. No really. It does. The curly-haired man laughed. He laughed because those scribbles weren’t Arabic, or some other terrorist code. They were math. Yes, math. A differential equation, to be exact. ,,,He’s Italian, not Middle Eastern, or whatever heritage usually gets ethnically profiled on flights these days. […]

Lincoln won the election of 1860

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Share on Facebook Why did the Slave states rebell? Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860. What upset them about losing the election? What did Lincoln say? We know he didn’t do anything as President because the slave states seceded BEFORE he was inaugurated? What did they fear? Read Lincoln’s own words from 1859. We […]

Who Should Modern America Honor?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

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Robert Byrd and a History of Poltical Racism in America

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Share on Facebook “Byrd, who died in June 2010 at age 92, had sought the FBI intelligence while suspecting that communists and subversives were guiding the civil rights cause, the records show.” Now that a child of the Civil Rights movement is President and he is accused of the same thing. Weird how that works. […]

A Dialogue: Obama, Contraception and the Catholic Church

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Share on Facebook The following was a Facebook conversation with a friend. As with all matters of faith and politics, the issues are complex. I decided to share it with you and let you make up your own mind. The format will be different since it was a dialogue. I’ll start with Thomas, since his […]