Ok, here's where I'll let my views out on some political issues.
- This is some of what I think about abortion, a
suitably contentious topic for my first offering here.
- For another issue touching on mortality here are some of my thoughts
- More on life and death with my thoughts on euthenasia
- A little bit on education, healthcare, welfare, and scientific
research as I discuss where I think capitalism and
socialism belong in our society. Included are how I see the
government and the free market's roles in:
- This is a response to a recent congressional bill which impacts on
the separation of church and state, which
I e-mailed to my representatives.
- I saw Tom Delay on This
Week on 6/20/99 talking about teaching
creationism as an equally valid, scientific theory in public schools. I
thought we had come somewhere since the Scopes
Monkey Trial. This is my response on evolution
and creationism which I e-mailed to him. I was similarly dismayed on
August 11th, 1999 when the Kansas
State Board of Education approved
measures designed to promote the teaching of creationism in biology
classrooms and to remove standards requirements concerning knowledge of
Well, since this is a politics page, I ought to have links to voter
information sources for the U.S.:
Stay informed! A well informed, well educated citizenry is the most
effective way of making certain the will of the State reflects the will of
its citizens. In a representative democracy, an educated, well informed
voter is best able to affect the government. I choose my news sources
based on what I consider to be the most balanced, complete reporting
available, but one should maintain a skepticism about one's sources and
try to balance their biases by increasing the number of sources one uses.
I try to keep informed by:
I've listed a number of links to sites whose organizations believe in
equallity, fair treatment, and basic human rights.
I've been thinking that it would be a good idea to run a public service ad
campaign promoting tolerance and respect for people of different racial,
ethnic, religious, sexual, class, and national distinctions. One of the
features of such an ad campaign would be quotes from different religious
and philosophical sources from around the world which agreed with such a
message. I'd have them written at the bottom of the screen while
different groups of people said things like: "I'm/we're your neighbor(s)."
I'm looking for such passages and since I was raised Catholic,
that's where I'm starting. As I run into other good quotes, I'm going
to collect them here.
Christopher B. Siren