PBS’s Frontline documentary “The Torture Question” last night explored at length the U.S. policy on the abuse and torture of prisoners. No amount of euphemism (e.g: “coercive interrogation,” “enemy combatant,” “detainee”) or protestation by our government officials can convince me that we, the United States, should be engaging in such activities. What we saw at … Continue reading Torture by any name…
Pat Robertson, the conservative every liberal loves to hate, is at it again. Shovel firmly in hand, he continues to deepen that hole he lives in. This time he is advocating the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Such a simple solution to such a complex international problem. Why struggle endlessly with troublesome nations around … Continue reading Robertson says take him out
I’m voting for John Kerry. Why? I’ll try to keep it simple. I have several issues that usually decide elections for me: the environment and women’s rights (pro-choice, not pro-abortion). For me those issues have never been negotiable. I almost voted for Bush the first time. He seemed moderate enough, although not particularly qualified to … Continue reading Why I’m voting for Kerry
If the courts decree only a man and a woman may marry, won’t they have to define “man” and “woman”? Hmmm. Chromosome testing… genitalia inspection… pre-sex change or post-sex change…. The mind boggles. Continue reading Same-sex marriage
If they are allowed to stay in the United States, under any condition, isn’t the citizenship of every legal U.S. citizen devalued by that much? By definition, illegal aliens are… illegal. Why should they receive a single right or benefit of citizenship? Countless aliens have earned legal citizenship and the rights and benefits that entails. … Continue reading Illegal aliens are… illegal!
Well, today is the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I know that because CNN just told me. And for what it’s worth, I will defend to the death a woman’s right to choose. Yes, abortion should be legal in this country. Everywhere, for that matter. Let me emphasize, however, that this makes me neither pro … Continue reading Roe v. Wade