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The American Idea

Published on July 2, 2017 By sirrahc

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”  — James Madison Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) aggravates and annoys me as much as he does/says things I like. Just when I really start to appreciate him again, […]

Replacing Hamilton on the U.S. $10 Bill

Published on June 21, 2015 By sirrahc

“Our democracy is a work in progress. This decision of putting a woman in the $10 bill reflects our aspirations for the future as much as a reflection of the past.”  — Jack Lew, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury You’ve probably already heard about it, and if you haven’t, you’ll likely hear more about it […]

A Discussion about Republicans, Evangelicals, and Same-Sex Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Published on July 7, 2013 By sirrahc

OK, time to resume the discussion. As explained in Part 1, I left a comment in my Facebook status, saying that I approved of the RNC’s reaffirming its support for traditional marriage and against same-sex “marriage”. A libertarian friend then challenged the wisdom of this stance by Republicans, the audacity of evangelical Christians for speaking […]

A Discussion about Republicans, Evangelicals, and Same-Sex Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Published on June 30, 2013 By sirrahc

I give up. I wasn’t gonna do it, but I caved under (imagined) pressure. I wanted to blog on something else this week, but with the recent SCOTUS rulings involving same-sex marriage, I felt sort of obligated to publish some commentary of my own. So, though I had intended to save this for a later […]

Atheism is Patriotic? What the…?

Published on April 7, 2013 By sirrahc

The title of this post is in reference to an article I came across several months ago: “Atheists Claim ‘Religion Is Unpatriotic’”. When I read the headline, my first reaction was, “Are they serious?” If we’re talking about America, then I think the sentiment is, well, questionable, to say the least. It seems that, for […]

What Is True Freedom?

Published on May 27, 2012 By sirrahc

Everybody wants to be free. Free from some things and free to do, well, (almost) anything we want. We love the idea of freedom, or liberty, which is why we — well, most us — in the United States (and many elsewhere) love the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the Constitution + Bill of Rights. […]

Heroes Are Human, Too

Published on July 6, 2011 By sirrahc

I remember when, many years ago, I first found out that the cast of the original Star Trek series did not always get along and a huge part of the problem was William Shatner’s ego. Star Trek was one of my all-time favorite TV shows (and the movies and the books), and Shatner was a […]

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