Monthly Archives: August 2010

Endure the Offense

So many people are up in arms about this Muslim Community Center near ground zero, and I’d just like to know why. How far is far enough from ground zero? Half a mile? A mile? Nowhere in SoHo? Not in … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, Laws, Politics, Prejudice, Religion

Where Awe Comes From

The vastness of the universe and the depth of literature. Looking at a picture from, say the Hubble telescope fills me with absolute awe. Imagine the power of a black hole, pulling light itself into its central maw. Now they … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology, Astronomy, Cosmology, Mythology, Religion, Science

What Is an American, Pt. 2

Admittedly, this issue is not easy to reconcile, and not an easy problem for which to provide solutions. A significant number of people want to just round them up and throw them out, a sentiment I can sympathize with but … Continue reading

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Why Is Immigration Illegal?

This is a fundamental question for which I have yet to hear a satisfactory answer. How are we determining who is illegal, anyway? People who don’t fill out some government paperwork? This country was created to be a haven for … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, Philosophy

What Is an American?, Pt. 1

Frankly, I don’t buy any of the arguments people throw out against immigration.”Well,” they say, “they’re breaking the law by being here and they should pay the price.” Why? Why do we have laws that make it “illegal” for people … Continue reading

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