For decades, abortion has been one of the most divisive issues in American politics. It has become a kind of litmus test for who is a true Republican or Democrat. The topic has been so controversial as it involves politics, privacy, religion, and science. Whenever these weighty subjects intersect, there is bound to be conflict. … More Abortion: What is Life?
The United States: Christian nation or land for all religions? There seems to be some debate over which is the correct answer to that question. Some Christians believe that since they are the majority in the country, it is their nation to rule based on biblical teachings and values. This debate has popped into the mainstream … More One Nation under Religious Freedom
Besides the bedroom, a bathroom is considered the most private of places. This is where someone can go to freshen up, change clothing, or relieve bodily needs. Recently some southern U.S. states have taken up legislation in concern for the privacy of restrooms. Some conservatives in those states have voiced fear that privacy in bathrooms … More Culture War: Bathroom Edition
Donald Trump. The man is a phenomenon. He has toyed with the idea of running for president for years, but almost no one took him seriously. He was always the real estate mogul, the Apprentice boss, and America’s billionaire. Now he truly is running for President of the United States. Not only that–he is on … More On Trump
In modern political and religious discourse, it seems that many people talk as if they know everything. They shout at the opposition. They scream “You’re wrong!” without ever truly listening to the other side. They believe that they have all the answers and that they could never be convinced otherwise. Often these people proclaim “Nothing you … More The Impossibility of Certainty
Throughout our nation’s history, Americans have had to spend large percentages of their income on essential goods and services. Essential food takes thousands out of one’s income. Rent or a mortgage takes even more. Education has become only more expensive over the decades. Health care costs have skyrocketed over time to levels far more than our … More Obamacare: Separating Fact from Fear
Aurora, CO. Charleston, SC. Newtown, CT. San Bernadino, CA. The mention of these cities brings certain memories and emotions to almost every American’s mind. Sadly the list could continue almost indefinitely, and our country is experiencing this phenomenon alone from every other advanced nation. The almost daily addition to this list of communities affected by … More A Nation at War with Itself: America’s Gun Violence Crisis
“I’m offended.” “You’ve hurt my feelings.” vs. “America is a nation of cry babies.” “Everyone is too politically correct.” These phrases are familiar to all of us in America in modern times. We seem to be fighting a war over what should be the limit of respecting other people’s feelings. There are many facets to this … More “I’m offended!”: America’s Struggle with Political Correctness