Why We Should Care

I put up a post on Facebook recently that (as many of my posts do) sparked a lively discussion between my more conservative friends, and my more liberal friends. Before I go any further, I should share that post with you here: So if Trump never had an affair with Stormy Daniels, why did he …

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Thank You Trump Voters

  I was silent throughout the entire election process. I was not a huge fan of any of the candidates, (except Bernie in the early days, even though I knew he had no chance). In the end I voted for Hillary not because I thought she was the savior of this great nation but because …

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On Guns and Sensibility…

I have been mulling this issue over for months now. Every time I have tried to sit down to write anything, there it has been – hanging over me like a dark cloud. Whenever a subject came to me that I wanted write about, there it was – leaning over my shoulder like some dark …

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Do two Wrongs make a Right?

It’s been a few weeks since I first wrote about the Trayvon Martin case – a blog post by the way, that generated more comments and discussion than any other I had previously written. In the time since I first wrote A Rush To Judgment,  George Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with 2nd degree …

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A Rush to Judgment

It was a dark February night in Florida. In a suburban gated community in Sanford, a black 17-year-old male named Trayvon Martin had donned his hoodie sweatshirt and walked to a local convenience store. He was then on his way back to the home of his father’s fiancé with his now famous Skittles and Iced …

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“Special Rights” or Equal Rights?

Three years ago here in my great state of Maine, the Legislature voted to legalize Same-Sex Marriage. Shortly thereafter however, the Conservative Right began pouring millions of out-of-state dollars into a media smear campaign that resulted ultimately in the law being put to a people's vote and narrowly overturned by a 53% to 47% margin. …

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On Freedom and Morality…

I have been thinking a lot lately about the freedoms we all enjoy as Americans, and the morality of how those freedoms are applied. Take our Freedom of Speech for instance. That most essential component of the First Amendment to the Constitution. We all know that the First Amendment gives Americans the right to well, …

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Is it wrong to rejoice?

Unless you have been sleeping under a rock for the past week, you have probably heard that after almost 10 years of searching, U.S. Navy SEALs located Osama bin Laden hiding inside Pakistan, and killed him dead. When news of this event broke, there were spontaneous gatherings of Americans all over this country, with cheering …

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