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Religion – Conversation with a Christian

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My “religion” is that of the Human Spirit, one that believes in original goodness, not original sin. Continue reading

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GOP’s Dreakdown?

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It is an interesting conversation. More so knowing that it is coming from a GOP discussion group. As an observer of politics for more than 25-years and a commentator/pundit for the last five, I am now observing cracks in the … Continue reading

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Church, State, Abortion

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If you believe that the anti-abortion advocates are not making this a religious issue, read the placards held by the protesters in front of the Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

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Not a Christian Nation


Allow me to discuss what I do know about American history.

The original conquest of the New World by the Europeans was to find treasure, spices and a quick route to the Orient. As it is today, commerce is the director of government. The primary reason was not to spread Christianity in its various forms.

The original colonies, English, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, French and Portuguese, were chartered for commerce. Not one charter spoke to the establishment of a religious colony. However, this does not prevent the Christian nation proponents from referring to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the two Puritan settlements of Salem and Plymouth. What they seem to neglect is the third Massachusetts settlement of Ma-re, which was an Anglo-Saxon pagan settlement. Continue reading

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A Response to Father Richard Partika


Fr. Richard Partika’s letter (to the duluth News Tribune) deals with; Christianity under attack, Jefferson referred to the Ten Commandments in the Declaration of Independence, and that “evidence in documents, speeches, monuments and inscriptions on government buildings are in harmony with religion, the Declaration and the Constitution.” The vast majority of students of history know otherwise. Continue reading

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A response to a Christian Nation theorist


Who is Dennis Brady? “[A] Concerned American Conservative Libertarian who loves his God, country, his heritage and the US Constitution.”  His writing are found in his “Blog of Constitutional Libertarian Opinions and Historical Reflections” In his most recent blog posting, … Continue reading

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So, are you smarter than the immigrant who is being sworn in as an American citizen on July 4?


To become a citizen of these here United States, one must pass through a whole lot of hoops. One of the last is to pass an oral examination. The proctor has 100 questions that can be chosen. The proctor can ask up to 10 questions. The applicant must answer six of those 10 questions correctly. Can you answer 30? After all, you were born here. Continue reading

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Moderate Republicans Unite!


How long will the Republican moderates allow their brethren to lie out of their actions, misstatements and stupidity, and push the party to the brink of destruction? It seems like forever. Why? Who the heck are they afraid of? Michelle … Continue reading

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The “Anti-Christianity” Argument


“Holding in favor of the First and fourteenth Amendments does not manifest a governmental hostility to religion or religious teachings… For the First Amendment rests upon the premise that both religion and government can best work to achieve their lofty aims if each is left free from the other within its respective sphere.” Justice Hugo Black Continue reading

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Class Warfare – Bullying


The conservative extremists are forcing their version of political and religious beliefs on the American citizen. They are, in fact, bullies and we cannot accept this behavior any longer. Continue reading

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