Category Archives: North America

Effects of Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith[1]. Every previous civilization has been destroyed by the unequal distribution of wealth and power. The more advanced the … Continue reading

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U.S.-Iranian Relations

It seems to me…. “Iran rejects weapons of mass destruction based on its belief system, its religious belief system, as well as well as its ethical standpoint.” ~ Hassan Rouhani[1]. The nuclear agreement signed with Iran on 14 July 2015, … Continue reading

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Living With Immigration

It seems to me…. “Ours is an open and accepting society and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.” ~ Spencer Bachus[1]. The entire world is in an age … Continue reading

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Trump Just Doesn’t Get It

It seems to me…. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. I have avoided directly commenting on Trump’s performance as U.S. President for quite some time. While believing his actions … Continue reading

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Tax Reform

It seems to me…. “Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven’t been taxed before.” ~ Art Buchwald[1]. There currently is considerable discussion regarding tax reform … Continue reading

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The U.S. Injustice System

It seems to me…. “You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you’re compelled to say something. To speak out against it.” ~ Macklemore[1]. Approximately 70 million Americans have criminal records. More than one in five people … Continue reading

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Common Sense Gun Control

It seems to me…. “How many have to die before we will give up these dangerous toys?” ~ Stephen King[1]. Supporting the individual right to bear arms should never stop us from ensuring our communities are as safe as possible. … Continue reading

Posted in 2nd Amendment, Background Check, Barack Hussein Obama II, Bill of Rights, Constitution, False Consensus Effect, Gun, Gun Lobby, Gun Owners, Harlon Carter, National Rifle Association, NRA, NRA, Obama, Obama, Scalia, Second Amendment, Supreme Court, Supreme Court, Weapon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment