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The Tree of Liberty and COVID-19

Boston Tea Party
I have noticed a phenomena associated with The Virus - whenever someone attempts to be reasonable about the restrictions being put on us, about our liberties being violated someone will say something along these lines, "so you want people dead then?" or "I much rather an over reaction and fewer people die than expected, than the opposite." Do you want more people to die? The real answer is "no" ...
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Mother arrested for kids at playground during stay-at-home order

Covid protestors
"The police were stupid". That's the popular view and at first glance I can see why people think that. However, the police gave warnings and they explained the park was closed. Though the people likely knew that it was closed without the explanation. Just saying this will make me unpopular. While you can be in a park when it is open, local, and sometimes state laws, prohibit being in a closed p...
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Religion is Better than You Think it is: Even if you Already Love it

Vikings
I've talked quite a bit about religion on here and its importance. I often say that even for people who don't believe in a god religion still holds an important function. Humans need meaning and connection with something they consider to be "bigger" than themselves. What religion is depends on the context we're using to discuss it. It isn't wrong to say something like, "Islam is a religion" becaus...
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Your Offense IS NOT Real and I Don’t Care

Are you being served.
When people are honestly offended I do care. I care about people and if they are upset that does matter to me. Even if their offense is something unintended I try to make it right. However, we all know that some people work really hard to be offended or they are offended at something outside of the norm. When that's the case I believe their offense is something I just don't care about. What...
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Prison Reform: Good People Doing Bad Things

reformed
There are people who believe "once a criminal always a criminal". I don't agree with them. I don't have wide-eyed fantasies about reform and repentance either, but I do know that people who commit crimes do so for a variety of reasons and least among those reasons is because they are bad people. There are a lot of good people out there doing bad things. I have a hunch that many of you have famil...
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