Category Archives: Politics

Electing POTUS

I am amazed by many of the reasons some would-be supporters of the Republican party have given for withdrawing their support for Donald Trump, especially in light of their affirmation that a Hilary Clinton presidency would be disastrous. These reasons include things such as his joke about John McCain not being a war hero because he “got caught,” his calling a former Miss Universe contestant “fat,” and the recently released 2005 recording in which he is heard making lewd comments about women—to name but a few. With all due respect, I find this approach to be severely misguided. While we can all agree that many of his comments are indefensible, …

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State of Missouri v. Darren Wilson: Bias, Denial, and Flawed Reasoning

As expected, many people are having trouble accepting the Grand Jury decision in the case of the Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, who was involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown back in August. This difficulty springs forth from the same diseased root that also led to a similar problem in accepting the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial: prejudging a case before having all of the relevant facts. Once these facts1Much of the documents and evidence presented to the Grand Jury can be viewed at http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/25/us/evidence-released-in-michael-brown-case.html?_r=1 finally came to light, they appeared to tell a very different story than the one told by key eyewitness Dorian Johnson. These …

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Why Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Does Not Violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment

The purpose of this post is not to argue the merits or morality of homosexual behavior (that post is forthcoming). Rather, the purpose here will be to demonstrate that there is nothing discriminatory toward homosexuals when defining marriage in accord with (DOMA § 3): In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.1www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-104hr3396enr/pdf; emphasis …

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