Politics and Government

The Death Penalty: Part II

This discussion was started because of a posting on Proverbial Wife. This is solely a biblical investigation, since, to the best of my ability, my life is scripture-driven and that is my touchstone for this issue. Social, psychological, and public policy issues will not drive this investigation, though we will probably examine in later parts…

Passports

I recently saw this again. It made the rounds a year or two ago and I still find it to the point considering President Jacques Chirac’s latest statements. Scene at a passport station in France A group of Americans, retired teachers, recently went to France on a tour. Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83,…

Voting In A Democratic Republic

There is a misassumption at the center of a lot of people’s civic education. They believe we live in a democracy. We do not. We live in a republic. The distinction is significant and many want to see it laid aside, because a democracy is easier to manipulate, especially when considering those who are currently…