Category Archives: Political Culture

America is sharply divided over such issues as the role of religion in our political decisions, the special status of “traditional” marriage, sexual morality, abortion, and many other ethical issues. These cultural factors have a major influence on our political decisions. We cannot hope to have good politicis until we first have a correct political culture.


IS THE MOON A SUN? I overheard the Moon and the Sun having a rather contentious conversation. The Moon was saying he was as good as the Sun. In fact he was angry with those that kept saying how wonderful … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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What is “Hate Speech?” Here is one definition from Wikipedia: In law, hate speech is any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it may incite violence or prejudicial action against or by a protected individual … Continue reading

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New born babies cry when they are hungry, need their diapers changed, are tired or uncomfortable.  All parents understand this and eagerly do whatever they can to provide for the baby’s needs.  That is what love means: the needs of … Continue reading

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Religion cannot be taught in public schools because the First Amendment to the Constitution demands “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”  One of the primary causes of Europeans fleeing to the wilderness of North America was … Continue reading

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