Arizona Immigration Law, Parts Struck Down by Supreme Court

Word just came down that the Supreme Court has ruled on the constitutionality of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.  Parts of this law (SB 1070), the real teeth of it, have been deemed unconstitutional by the high court, with a vote count of 5 to 3, and cannot therefore, be inforced by AZ state immigration officials. … Continue reading Arizona Immigration Law, Parts Struck Down by Supreme Court



Health Care Conservatives Blame Victims for Playing Victims

Often, conservatives (the right) oppose   universal health care  and instead, favor a privately-run health care system, presumably because they wish to share no more of their wealth than absolutely necessary, to assist in maintaining the health of others who they feel do not deserve it.  One reason they cite for this is that those in need … Continue reading Health Care Conservatives Blame Victims for Playing Victims



Universal Health Care Economically and Morally Superior to Free Market Health Care

Some argue that   free market health care   ensures that the poor have access to affordable health care.  Thus, they conclude that there’s not need for   universal health care;   claiming that the medical insurance companies offer a plethora of policies tailored specifically to those of modest means.  Yes, many do offer only those “catastrophic coverage” policies to … Continue reading Universal Health Care Economically and Morally Superior to Free Market Health Care



Against The Death Penalty

I believe we should abolish the death penalty in our justice system because: Once executed, the death penalty is irreversable; even if we later discover that the now-dead person is innocent. There’s no definitive proof that killing capital offenders with the death penalty actually deters crime. The death penalty does not undo the crime. The families of murdered victims … Continue reading Against The Death Penalty



Majority Oppose Muslim Mosque Near Ground Zero

‎70% of Americans oppose the Muslim mosque near ground zero.  That’s a mandate majority.  That’s indeed strange, because   our constitution   was structured to protect entities from the whimsy and blind passion of the majority (mob rule). Is our constitution sacred enough to us to protect   Muslim   interests this time around?  Hopefully, the constitution will continue … Continue reading Majority Oppose Muslim Mosque Near Ground Zero



Tough Love Fails Drug Addicts

Well, I will probably never be convinced that depriving a   drug addict   of   public assistance   money to obtain food and shelter is good policy.  That’s inhumane.  Just consider all those homeless drug addicts living perpetually on the street.  Many have been addicts for two decades or more, left by society to languish and flounder. No … Continue reading Tough Love Fails Drug Addicts