Monthly Archives: January 2017

Democracy and Capitalism

Politically, we are a form of modified democracy, more precisely called representative democracy. By calling ourselves a democracy, we mean that the ultimate authority belongs to the people as a whole. The authority of our leaders is granted by the … Continue reading

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Trump Dumps Acting Att’y General

That didn’t take long. Ten minutes after I posted my comments on the courage of the Acting Attorney General, Sally Yates — who ordered her department not to defend Trump’s Executive Order on immigration — Trump fired her. She has … Continue reading

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The Constitution trumps trump

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has said her department will not defend Trump’s immigration ban unless and until it is determined to be constitutional and just. that, of course, must infuriate Trump. He demands loyalty, as do all tyrants. But … Continue reading

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Biblical Basis for Being Inclusive – Mark 7:24-29

There are essentially two ways for Christians to relate to non-Christians. We can emphasize what is different between us or we can emphasize what we have in common. that is, we can build walls or bridges. My own inclination, based … Continue reading

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Shaming America

“Make America Great Again.” Fine campaign slogan . . . except for a couple of details. First, America was already great. Not perfect, but still the greatest nation on earth by the usual metrics: strongest economy, strongest military, and so … Continue reading

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Hope Amid Chaos

Ours is now a chaotic time, thanks in large measure to our election of a president who is himself a chaotic person. He seems unable — like much of the Republican Party since its conquest by the Tea Party — … Continue reading

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Making America Selfish Again

We made a pair of terrible mistakes in the late 1930s and it cost the world many, many thousands of lives. Refusing to accept Jewish immigrants and delaying our participation in the Second World War was convenient but cowardly for … Continue reading

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