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Monuments Teach Real History

August 29, 2017


To those people who want to bring Confederate monuments and statues down, why stop there? There are many places around the world where people want monuments and statues removed. Have you visited Rome? I have. I believe you may come to the conclusion: The Colosseum has to go. It is a monument that symbolizes the […]

Confederate Monuments Should Remain

August 21, 2017


The controversy and violence surrounding Confederate monuments has been ethically challenging, but I think they should remain. Over the centuries monuments have been destroyed. At the ancient Mayan ruins in Central America are monuments of their rulers defaced and destroyed during the tumultuous fall of that civilization. The Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten similarly defaced and destroyed […]

Charlottesville Bigotry Scene

August 15, 2017


I invite you to consider the scene at Charlottesville. A group of counter protesters assembled at a ally of white supremacists in that Virginia college town, and they took up the chant, “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!” To which one of the white supremacists yelled back, “Too late f—–!” The white supremacists had […]

Let’s Fight Hate Together

August 8, 2017


Sunday morning, August 5, is a day Sikh Americans will never forget. A neo-Nazi gunman took the lives of six Americans and permanently injured several more at a gurdwara (Sikh house of worship) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Americans of all faiths and political persuasions should pledge to make bias prevention a top priority. The Sikh […]

Enforce Immigration Laws

August 1, 2017


The misery inside a tractor-trailer packed with undocumented immigrants at a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio recently was beyond horrific. More than 100 people were crammed in the trailer’s lightless, nearly airless interior. Nine people died. Those people had to suck air through a hole in the vehicle’s side. Many others including children suffered […]