If There Is Nothing Wrong With Pot, Why Can’t It Be Consumed Openly?

    With the legalization of medicinal cannabis in the nation’s capital, the DC city council is now debating whether or not to legalize public consumption of this disputed substance. But if there is nothing inherently questionable about this pharmacological compound and its preferred form of combustible vaporized conveyance, why shouldn’t one be able to use it out in the open? Should a diabetic be fined if | Read More »

    Crossfire Targeted For Sparking Interest In Civic Affairs

    Since it was first broadcast, CNN’s Crossfire was the place to go for verbal pugilism in the days before the ascendancy of Fox News and the pervasiveness of talk radio. With its return to the airwaves after an absence of eight years, the program’s latest incarnation elicited visceral reactions before it was even broadcast. In the August 28, 2013 edition of USA Today, Rem Rieder | Read More »

    Protecting Clones

    Though it was not the only reason, the American Civil War was fought in part because a significant percentage of the population came to be seen as less than completely human. It is said if we don’t learn from the past we are doomed to repeat it and the only thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn anything from history. As such, | Read More »

    Using Abram & Hagar To Understand Reproductive Technology

    Scripture reminds us there is nothing new under the sun. And even though the way certain things are accomplished and the settings might change to some degree, most human dramas have not changed all that much since the earliest days of recorded history. One such desire that has been a constant throughout the passing millennia has been the longing to have children. Both classic literature | Read More »

    Secularist Educators On The March Against Traditional Holidays

    Sometimes, the best way to gain insight into a thing, person, or an issue is to consider it through the lens of its seemingly opposite. For example, in terms of celebrations on the calendar, on their surface few would be more opposite than Halloween and Christmas. Halloween, on the one hand, is a reflection that all things in this life come to an end in | Read More »

    Post Office Downplays Christmas In Favor Of Ethnosupremacist Celebrations

    On a United States Postal Service brochure reminding customers to purchase holiday postage stamps there is a Hanukkah stamp with a menorah, a Kwanzaa stamp with its assorted candles, and what passes as a Christmas stamp with a gingerbread house. An online photo of the advertisement was captioned that one of these things is not like the other. The unsuspecting might at first be puzzled. | Read More »

    Ivy League Word Games Undermine Human Dignity

    In Isaiah 5:20 it says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” At the time abortion was legalized, opponents of the procedure warned that, if this moral floodgate was opened, there would be no telling what might pour through that would further devalue human | Read More »

    Issue Of Personhood Foundational In Bioethical Debates

    In numerous bioethical debates approached from a secular perspective, many seemingly noble principles such as autonomy, individual choice, dignity, the common good, and the preservation of limited resources are invoked to justify various positions. However, when these complex issues are approached from a Judeo-Christian perspective, many times the implications and morality of these decisions are altered profoundly. Perhaps the most fundamental concern raised by a | Read More »

    Hillary Advocates Bull In A China Shop Police State While In Buffalo

    In a speech in Buffalo, New York, Hillary Clinton let slip a startling degree of insight into her political ideology and philosophy of government. Responding to a heckler carted off by security, the former Senator and Secretary of State admonished that citizenship does not involve yelling but rather coming together to sit down and talk about the kind of future that we want as a | Read More »

    Grammar Marms Ignorant Of The Looming Genetic Tyranny

    At Liberty University, Senator Rand Paul warned of the temptations and dangers inherent to genetic experimentation and manipulation. But instead of confronting one of the most profound issues that an advanced technological society will face in the years and decades ahead, smaller minds and those of limited imagination are focusing on whether or not the legislator’s remarks were rhetorically footnoted with all of the punctuation | Read More »