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Foundational Values: A More Perfect Union

Summary The United States has a single foundation: The Constitution. It outlines our legally shared values: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our […]

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Foundational Values: Personal

My Chosen Purpose My primary purpose is joy. My secondary purpose is pursuit of knowledge. My Chosen Faith I choose faith in free will, in my ability to transcend those forces that limit me. My Chosen Community I choose faith in humanity. I choose faith in the equality of individuals I choose faith in human […]

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Racism and the LDS Church. The Mormons!

This is an issue that just won’t go away, darn it! That’s frustrating to those mormons who don’t like the implications of racism in past (and current!) prophets of the LDS church. The LDS Church, in 1978, became the last major religion to fully integrate all races into it’s priesthood (though, still, women are left […]

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Brokeback Families…

I’ve heard several comments by conservatives, seemingly unable to directly criticize the love story that exists in the movie Brokeback Mountain, railing about the injustice of how these two men treat their undeserving wives. The pain caused to Michelle William’s character (Alma) is unmistakable, and many conservatives point the finger at Heath Ledger’s character (Ennis), […]

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5 People I’d like to Meet…

Leonardo da Vinci da Vinci transcended the normal constraints of the human experience. The ability to talk art, politics, science, religion, sexuality…and all the while, doing it with style. If I could give him a gift, it would be an Apple iPod. Quote: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Herodotus He was asking all the right […]