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    Abortion Part One: An Overview

    The recent passing of strict abortion laws in Alabama, Missouri and other states that challenge the Supreme Court’s questionable decision in Roe v. Wade has fired a new wave of controversy in the abortion issue. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court made a fundamental error in Wade. And, pro-choice advocates have some fundamental errors in their arguments for abortion. This is going to be a multi-part blog on the topic because it is far too complex of an issue for one blog. Part one this week will be an overview. More specific issues will be addressed in weeks to come. All of the hoopla over abortion was magnified by the…

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    Toxic society, Part Two

    Last week’s blog explained why our society is toxic. Toxic is defined as “Relating to or being caused by a poison”, or “being infected by a poison”. A toxin is a substance that is a product of metabolic activities of an organism and is usually very unstable (Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary ). A cultural toxin then is an activity or action, or a group of activities or actions, that negatively affects the well being of a society. A societal toxin is anything that disrupts the administration of a society and negatively affects the well being of a society’s members. The grand central question, then, is how best to manage society…

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    Toxic Society, Part two

    Last week’s blog was a general overview of the reasons for cultural toxicity. This week we’ll get into more specifics. Ultimately, Society is made up of individuals, so the change in society begins with you. Two general factors contribute to societal toxicity, but the underlying reasons are almost the same. And, there is only one basic reason for the ills in society regardless of which group is addressed. The first group is people that have a decent income or more, and the second is the people living in poverty, or close to it, or who are homeless. The underlying reason for both groups contributing to the ills of society is…

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    Detoxifying society: Part 1

    In the past year an increase in serious crime has come to the attention of city administrators and the news media. And the increase in felonies, particularly violent felonies like aggravated assault and homicide, by teenagers and even younger children is increasing. The news in Albuquerque, New Mexico has pointed to the increase in gun violence, causing some legislators to propose banning some types of weapons and making it more difficult for honest citizens to obtain guns. They attack serious crime by increasing police patrols. An increase in police presence is needed, but that isn’t going to cure the violence. And, blaming guns for violence using them is misplaced. Criminals…