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Present - Culture, Religion, Politics

These pages are about the present: the interaction of religion, culture and politics. The date shown in parentheses is the date that page was last changed.

Does God Bless America? I often hear America is based on Judeo-Christian beliefs. Did our founding fathers (many of whom left Europe to avoid religious persecution) really want our government run by those with such strong religious beliefs? (07/12/2002)

Do We Have Tyranny? The founding fathers wrote the Constitution to prevent a small group from taking over, by providing checks and balances in the three primary legs of our government (executive, legislative and judicial). Recent events show that these Constitutional checks and balances are no longer effective. (02/28/2004)

The War on Terror Did this global conflict really begin as a war on terror or a war with another purpose? (08/13/2003)

Ending the War on Terror. How can this global war on terror reach a conclusion? (11/21/2004)

The Left Hand of God Michael Lerner’s recent book suggests the Democratic Party must take on a political and religious platform of compassion and tolerance in opposition to the Republican Party’s platform of religious intolerance. (07/14/2007)

Governed by Fear? The current political debate seems to emphasize foreign threats of terrorism and domestic threats to Christians (homosexuals and atheistic scientists). How did our country get to this state? (10/13/2007)

Political Power Political power is much more important than accountability. (06/22/2008)

The End of Civil Debate The political resolution of various issues is hampered by the inability to deal with the real problem, like with health care, abortion, same sex marriage, foreign policy, anthropogenic global warming. (03/14/2010)

No Hope and No Change The Obama administration has offered no beneficial change over the Bush administration and there are no signs of hope in the near future. (10/10/2010)

Libertarian Socialist The economic philosophy consistent with this web site (and its essays) has been called Libertarian Socialism. (10/31/2011)

Working Together or Being Worked Are wage earners working together or just being worked? (05/27/2012)

Righteous Mind in a Group Critical points missed in the book by Jonathan Haidt (10/07/2012)

Fair Wages The combination of tax cuts for the rich while the wages for most workers remain static or falling is not good for Americans or the economy. (02/22/2013)

Slavery The current low wage structure found across much of the world is not much better than the use of slaves over a century ago, so it has been called wage slavery. (04/29/2013)

Making the World Safe for Democracy 2014 marked the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War 1. When President Wilson urged the US to enter the war in 1917, we would “make the world safe for democracy.” Recent interventions in other countries, like Venezuela and Ukraine, appear to have other motives than democracy. (03/16/2014)

Big Government Is Not Socialism Having a big government or having a welfare program does not make it socialist. (04/06/2014)

There is a page of web site links that might be interest, regarding these political topics.

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