Plutocratic Capitalism Versus Democratic Socialism

This is my belated answer to a comment from bloodintheeyes: bloodintheeyes wrote: What alternative to democratic plutocracy as embodied by our modern day republic then do you offer?   Ron Allen answers: I cannot subscribe...

The Fairness Doctrine

Neal Boortz, on Atlanta's WSB radio station, often addresses the Fairness Doctrine, which he both hates with passion and fears with intensity.  I strongly support the Fairness Doctrine; I support the re-institution of the Fairness Doctrine.  If...

Sarah Palin And Book Censorship

Rindi White, in the McClatchy Newspapers, Friday, September 05, 2008, wrote that back in 1996, when she first became mayor (Wasilla, Alaska), Sarah Palin asked the city librarian if she would be all right with censoring library books should she...

Creationism And Evolutionism In Public Schools

According to an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Christopher Quinn and Aaron Gould Sheinin, Friday, September 05, 2008, Sarah Palin "said she thinks creationism ought to be taught alongside evolution in schools".  In my opinion,...

Rights And Respect

What are rights?  Where do rights come from?  I think that rights are significantly connected with respect.  Take, for example, the right to life.  There is a right to life because human beings have come to respect life.  Human rights evolve...