Tag Archives: citizen-responsibilities

WHY CHARACTER MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Yesterday I thought about posting this post, but I needed to get some sleep. So I decided upon this reblog, Due Process of Law, #1: Can a Law be Unlawful?, to introduce the subject. Consider leaders such as those shown above. Why … Continue reading

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IF WE KNEW THEN WHAT WE KNOW NOW: A POST FOR MEMORIAL DAY

When someone claims the ability to predict the future, they claim the ability to do the impossible. Then we have no choice except to suspect their honesty. Therefore, when someone offers to “read” your palm, shuffles a deck of Tarot cards, … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT THE MUSLIMS, THE HISPANICS, THE ASIANS, AND SO FORTH?

There is a metaphor that remains popular. That is the vision of the United States as a “melting pot.” I don’t remember exactly when I first heard of this idea. I just know I was in school, and hearing it … Continue reading

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SEEMS APPROPRIATE TO ME

Here is the winning entry American Freedom Defense Initiative‘s ‘Draw the Prophet’ Muhammad contest.  What’s the problem with this? H/T to Reformation at Keith DeHavelle. Keith has a great post on this, BTW.

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WHAT IS CIVICS? — PART 1

Civic Virtue Here is an interesting word. civics (n.)“study of the rights and responsibilities of a citizen,” 1886, originally American English, from civic, by analogy withpolitics (see -ics). Wikipedia has a couple of interesting articles on this subject. Civics includes a Criticism of … Continue reading

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