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The Bill of Rights

Posts related to the Bill of Rights, which are the first ten amendments to the US Constitution.

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How Do You Handle Different Beliefs?

“Never discuss politics and religion” is reasonable advice for day to day harmony, because the topics bring out such strong feelings, but it has led to some unpleasant long-term side effects. People truly do not understand how people can have different belief than they do because people do not discuss their beliefs with anyone whose […]

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Happy Fourth of June!

Yeah, you read that right. Of all the holidays during the entire year in in the entire world, the USA’s Independence Day – a.k.a. the Fourth of July – has to be the hardest to get the date wrong on. Seriously – it’s in the name for pity’s sake! The US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia […]

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Parenting
Second Amendment

Playdates and Guns

I don’t know if you have seen it, but there is a post making the rounds about a mom who is concerned that there might be unsecured firearms left laying around other people’s homes. The original poster is unwilling to let her kids play at anyone else’s home if they own a gun, unless she […]

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Article V Convention
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The Executive Branch

Amending the Constitution

The Founders knew there were unresolved issues (slavery in particular) and others they couldn’t foresee, so Article V of the Constitution makes it possible to amend, or change, our Constitution. There are two methods, neither of which involve either the Executive or Judicial Branches. Both rely heavily on the states. So far, there have been […]

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The Bill of Rights

“News”? What Happened to “Journalism”?

I know that the news media has to at least be reasonably close to breaking even, if not making money, to survive, but they have done it in the past. Why not today? According to dictionary.com, “news” is “a report of recent events; intelligence; information.”  “Journalism” is “the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or […]

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The Bill of Rights

My (Female) Perspective on The Second Amendment

I’m female and I have young children. Perhaps that skews how I look at the objects governed by the second amendment. Firearms, weapons, guns, whatever it is you choose to call them, size doesn’t matter terribly much to them. The size of the person wielding it doesn’t matter, and neither does the size of the […]

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