Separation of church and state The Supreme Court should rule against Hobby Lobby and other
business owners who claim religious freedom from providing birth control for
their female employees in their health care packages. This is just another form of discrimination. If the Supreme
Court allows business owners to choose what laws they don’t agree with, what
Find a middle groundWe have
an incredible opportunity right now to make our immigration system better.
Let’s not let it go to waste. If Congress will just stop bickering and
fighting, there’s no doubt we can find a solution for everyone’s concerns.
We could allocate funds
toward increasing border security in order to limit the number of immigrants
who are coming over illegally. We can expand the number of visas available each
year, to accommodate the large number of highly skilled workers who want to
stay here and work legally....READ MORE
Welcome to the “Gunshine
State,” where our National Rifle Association-approved laws empower us to shoot
you dead for texting, playing loud music, wearing a hoodie or, perhaps, any
other innocent daily activity that may annoy us. Seems all we have to do is
claim that we felt threatened, and we can shoot just about anybody we want. We
can even provoke the argument and shoot you dead if you complain or fight back.
Then it’s our word against yours. Of course, you’re dead and can’t tell your
side of the story, but we Floridians trust our gun-addled legal system to
protect our right to shoot first and explain later.
Might pretty much
makes right here — so all of you tourists, conventioneers or anybody visiting
Florida for any reason, be very careful not to anger us. Read More
Hijacking the public agendaRepublican/tea
party members know they can’t win a national election, so they are going to
focus on city, country and state elections.
close to home. Ormond Beach is fighting over fluoride in the drinking water,
something I thought was settled years ago. Volusia County schools fought about
the history books used in the public schools. The state Republicans have keep
about 300,000 people from getting Medicaid even if the U.S. government pays 100
percent of the cost the first three years and 90 percent thereafter. The
Republicans have cut taxes on businesses every year but can’t find the money
for health care.
South Dakota is trying to
shut down the one and only abortion clinic, even as abortion is legal in the
United States. Kansas is trying to pass a law a law (and you’re not going to
believe this one) that any person, public or private, can refuse service to
anyone they believe does not follow their religious beliefs.