Democracy

by Gary Boyd Esau Jardon moved from Mexico to Canada, in search of greater freedom of religion and freedom of speech. He probably has enjoyed greater freedom of expression in Canada than he would have had in Mexico, until recently when he blew it, and expressed...

by Mekelle Tenney In a speech delivered in 1788 James Madison stated, “Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks no form of government can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government...

Erika Walker As the saying goes, “you never know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone”. This is especially true of freedoms. It isn’t until a right is threatened or taken away altogether that you truly appreciate its significance. For instance, the American flag. Most of us...

Erika Walker A person’s conscience is often referred to as their moral compass. In a song from the animated Disney classic Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket instructs Pinocchio to “always let [his] conscience be [his] guide”. Initially this seems like a safe way to keep ourselves from straying...

Mekelle Tenney Freedom can only be maintained within a society that also maintains morality. When Alexis De Tocqueville visited America and analyzed her political system he posed the question, “How could society fail to perish if, while the political bond is relaxed, the moral bond were...

Kristina Eberle “Death with dignity” has become a topic of controversy within the last year, gaining attention from the media and now—state lawmakers. Last year, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old from San Francisco, California became the face of the “right-to-die” movement, when she moved to Oregon after...

Diane Robertson Tyranny is defined as cruel and oppressive government or rule, or cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control. Countries that embrace religious freedom are typically free from tyranny, while those nations who insist on certain beliefs lean toward tyranny. Nations with a state...

 Rebecca Mallory        No doubt you have witnessed in the past few weeks, months, or years, people from different groups wielding signs declaring their RIGHTS! They have a right to a living wage, they have a right to a job, they have a right to marry...

Gary Boyd A Fox News article titled Judge defies Texas law to wed same-sex couple under one-time order discusses a case out of Texas, where a judge ruled in favor of a same-sex couple receiving a marriage license. The ruling was made due to health concerns...

“The same laws that protect the atheists’ world view, protect mine. I will not let them silence me”.  Gary Boyd Samantha Jones, a New Jersey student, felt compelled to take action when she learned of the American Humanist Association’s lawsuit protesting the Pledge’s use of the words...