We have a superb question about an important distinction from Stephen L. Darrow:
With regard to the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Bill kerfuffle:
I am opposed to the idea that the government should tell people who they MUST do business with. However, in recent days I have seen several of my progressive friends post something like “but what about the Civil Rights Act? Wouldn’t your position be counter to that?” As I understand the “Jim Crow Laws”, they were mandates from government to businesses proscribing segregation and were, in fact, the government telling people who they MUST NOT do business with.
So my question for you is: where is the principled position?
In Star Trek: Next Generation, Captain Picard infiltrates the Borg, by secret-agenting as Locutus of Borg... But then he starts to believe in Borg ways. Much like Mitch McConnell and the Democrats-- McConnell tried to infiltrate their camp, without succumbing to their ways... and now Ted Cruz is confirming he's become a backstabber and a liar.
That’s me, 1991. Was it as fun as it looked, piloting a winged bathtub with no engine through clouds, and over snow and mountains, for four hours on a 2,000 ft. tow? No. It was indescribably more fun than that.
Isaac Tiemans – reputedly of the warrior caste of the Tiemans Hive Mind Collective, is right on the money, as usual. He writes: Given the fact that Islam has declared a holy war against the crusader west, is it time to take Col. Tom Kratman's advice, and make sure we bring a religion to this religious war?
As some of you may know, I grew up in Bermuda. As a matter of fact, I grew up under Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, and from the ages of 4 through 10 I fell asleep each night to the sound of tree frogs and the sight of blue-white beams sweeping across the sky. Images like this go through me like a hot poker. Our job is to try to keep the rest of the country off the rocks. It’s not easy; it may not even be possible. But it is a necessary and noble thing to do.