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    Monday Morality

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    “Responsibility, not to a superior, but to one's own conscience, the awareness of a duty not exacted by compulsion, the necessity to decide which of the things one values are to be sacrificed to others, and to bear the consequences of one's own decision, are the very essence of any morals which deserve the name.” […]

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    What is it Like to be "Governed"?

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    “To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, […]

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    The Knock Out Game – Should the Behavior of Some Be Condoned Because of Age?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    We have all seen it in the news — the sick new fad called the “Knockout Game.”  An innocent person becomes a victim of someone who just takes a punch at someone who isn’t expecting it. How do we punish the people who are playing this “game” — and should we differentiate between juveniles and […]

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    Arne Duncan's big brain cramp is instructive

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    He stepped in it. Big Time. That's what U.S.Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is realizing a  few days after saying some of the pushback on Common Core was coming from "white suburban moms who — all of a sudden  – their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn't quite […]

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