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The Rambling Soapbox

Changing the world one opinion at a time.Advanced

Choosing Sides? In the Aftermath of Violence, there are no Winners

n the wake of the Charlottesville, VA protests, one thing has become crystal clear:

  • One side is motivated by fear, which leads to anger, anger to hate.
  • One side throws around emotionally-charged language, calling the other side traitors to America.
  • One side refuses to give any ground, refuses to honestly hear the other side out.
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Finding Home

This past week, I spent a marvelous time exploring parts of Oregon and even more of Washington. Now, as I sit typing in a cozy studio bungalow by myself, I can hear the ocean from Dungeness Spit just a few feet away. I can hear a friendly bay horse whinnying for attention not far behind me, and a variety of birds (even an owl!) fussing to their neighbors...

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The New Inquisition? Part 2 of 2

The legal line between small businesses and giant corporations is wide and well established, but anti-discrimination cases like the ones in question, all center around small businesses. Why? Could it be that small businesses are easier for states and state regulatory commissions to pick on?

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State Civil Rights Commissions: The New Inquisition? Part 1 of 2

A response to John Corvino's viral YouTube video, "Bakers, Freedom, & the Law."

I saw Mr. Corvino's humorously-ended video the other night. He makes a case for anti-discrimination laws in regards to privately owned bakeries and other businesses, and to be honest he had me nodding my head in agreement. Right up until the "teaching = photography" in creative expression part (beginning around 1:41).

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