Is it just me or, has anyone else noticed that in the past decade or two, the word “empathy”, a term once seldom heard, has perhaps become the most over-hyped and certainly, most over-used word in the English language? …

Apparently to justify their undying support of the Republican so-called ‘free’ market agenda, Evangelical and other conservative Christian leaders have invented an axiom seemingly taught religiously to their congregations, that only individuals and, not nations collectively, should help the sick and poor.

Fortunately for the sick and poor and, unfortunately…

Buried in a Republican Relief Package proposal under Donald Trump, were new regulations preventing workers from suing their employees until at least 2024. While on the other hand, business owners can sue their workers at will.

This is not only extremely detrimental to workers, it is also extremely unsafe for…

One of the strangest facts of American history is that nobody knows where the ideal of “we the people” originates from. Some historians carelessly credit the phrase to Gouverneur Morris, simply because he was the one who actually wrote down the Constitution.

Others theorize it is a deliberate rebuke to…

Over 2,000 years ago, someone for apparently the first time in human history, equated truth and freedom saying, “you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” This also implies the negative; if we don’t know what is true, we have no hope of being free. And…

The first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1768), demonstrates what educated people believed in American revolutionary times. The understanding of there being a great many stars, that are very far away and similar to our sun, was relatively new at that time.

Thus, the article “Astronomy” goes to significant lengths…

Many Americans seem to be incredibly ignorant about viruses. We can easily enlighten ourselves by reading the article “Virus” in the Encyclopedia Britannica. This article was written prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and so, it has no political or other agenda in regards to the current pandemic.

A virus…

Here in the 21st Century, we’ve learned what Charles Darwin never knew, that what is called “outer” space is not permanent, static and rigid as was believed in the 19th Century. Rather, today we know that not only life adapts and changes, but also so do planets, stars, solar systems…

GOD AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT

The 1st Amendment of the Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” This amendment clearly meant something far different to the Constitutional framers than many today assume it means.

Jefferson began editing the New…

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS

In July 1822, James Madison wrote to Edward Livingston, “. . . Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.” This was about 31 years after Madison drafted the First Amendment (1791) and 35 after The Constitution was ratified (1787).

Shortly before in October…

Richard Aberdeen

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