Civil Rights

Why Church and State MUST be Separate

The Religious Right is destroying our Nation “My reign is not of this present order. If my reign were of this present order, my supporters would have fought against my being turned over to the Jews. But my reign is not here” – John 18:36) Unless you’ve been living in a cave, it has become…

The Trump Circus Rolls On

Things I’ve learned about many Trump supporters. So, over the past several months as the contest between Clinton and Trump gains steam, there are several things I have learned about Trump’s supporters from social media, speaking with people in meatspace, and in the comment sections of a plethora of websites from the most liberal to…

Posting Stories of Police Brutality is Not Anti-Police

We have a responsibility to keep these incidents in the public eye. If you somehow are under the impression that posting stories on social media about police officers committing egregious acts of violence against black people is “anti-police,” then you are completely missing the point. Most of us who post these stories fully support our…

Trump Thinks He Won The Hofstra Debate

This is expected for a man living in his own reality So, there was an image that had been Tweeted by Donald Trump this morning that was probably the biggest “WTF” moment of his entire campaign. Why? Because up until the Hofstra debate, the only people who really were listening to Trump were Trump supporters.…

Remembering The Fallen – Fifteen Years Later

Beyond The Politics And Ideologies – Remembering People It has been fifteen years since terrorists attacked the United States in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Fifteen years. That fateful day brought about changes to the way we do things that have generated conversations from front porches to political campaigns. It changed how we travel, how…

In Defense of LGBT Marriage Equality

Truthfully, this shouldn’t even be necessary The short of it is that the only ‘agenda’ the LGBT community has is to achieve social acceptance, and to gain the same civil rights that every American enjoys. This was the goal of the Suffragettes, and the goal of those who marched for civil rights in the sixties…

Oh, Those Pesky Looters. Let’s Just Shoot Them

Local politicians advocating murder Two local politicians in Peachtree City, Georgia, have decided that using deadly force against looters is a good idea. Never mind that smoke and flash grenades, and water hoses are very effective, or that non-lethal projectiles are readily available and also very effective. Never mind that killing another human being for…

Freedom of Speech – The Straw Man’s Defense

By Nathan Watts – Guest Writer Social Media and the topic of what should or should not be posted touches on some very basic subjects that many of us consider to be constitutional rights – the foremost often brought to topic being the “freedom of speech.” I’m going to dissect this, and in the end…