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What is the job of an elected representative?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

That very question came up recently on my Facebook feed.  It seems that an American legislator voted against a bill that would prohibit discrimination by landlords against homosexuals… and said legislator is homosexual himself. His reasoning is that he is representing the will of his constituents over his own self-interest.  That is what prompted the […]

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Supreme Court upholds prayer ban – FAQ

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules

You’ve probably heard by now that the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld – unanimously – a ban on using prayer in the opening ceremony of the Saguenay municipal council meetings. Other municipalities are taking note, and today there is a flurry of town councils dropping their pre-meeting spell-casting. This is a good thing. The […]

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So your religious beliefs won’t let you serve food at a gay wedding?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules

… and in Indiana, that’s apparently OK, because religious beliefs are protected in law. Now, I don’t agree with religion, but I understand why there are legal protections for religion.  And now, there are places that allow religious beliefs to have supremacy over anti-discrimination laws. But… and it’s a big but…  How is the law […]

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Ontario government rolls back civilization

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Politics and Activism, Technology

In my life, I have held the notion that civilization is intended to move forward… a slow but steady pace, but forward nevertheless.  Therefore, it dismays me greatly to see that the government of Ontario is green-lighting a college for homeopathy.  This body would function like a real professional college, overseeing the qualifications and care […]

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