Tag: politics

Violence in Aurora and America

Last week, on the day of the shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 people, I posted a brief comment on my Facebook page. My reflection was an act of the moment intended as a personal note, not something I anticipated would be published widely. Here is what I wrote: I awoke early this morning …

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Restoring Trust

A broad based national coalition of immigrant rights organizations and faith communities  has launched a national campaign to mitigate the worst effects of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Secure-Communities Program (S-Comm). I was informed of this group by the Rev. Craig Roshaven, the UUA’s Witness Ministries Director. Craig is based in our Washington, D. …

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The Business of Fear

None of us knows all the details of what happened in the killing of Trayvon Martin. The details, indeed, will never be known. I am certain that even George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Martin and who is the only surviving witness, does not remember. Memory is partial and usually self serving. Any …

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The Roots of Hate

Yesterday the UUA posted a response to the Dept. of Justice’s report that takes Sheriff Joe Arpaio to task for civil rights violations. As you can read, I think the DOJ has, through its delay and inaction, allowed human rights violations to proceed unchecked. The people who are supposed to defend our liberty have become …

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Fear and Ignorance Need Not Prevail

A few days ago there were a flurry of stories about how Newt Gingrich was causing himself trouble among voters in the primaries by suggesting that it would be bad policy to deport “illegal” immigrants who have been in the country for 25 years. Gingrich said something to the effect that if someone has been …

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