Politics

Thoughts on Presidential Candidates For 2016

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Recently, The Deseret New published “The 23 people most likely to run for president in 2016.” These are my initial reactions to the potential candidates who made their list. For the Democrats: Hillary Clinton: Remember this? http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=121856 I don’t think that Hillary should have a second chance to loot the White House. Of course when you consider that they were flat…

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Politics

Mitt Romney 2016: An Initial Reaction

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This past week, Mitt Romney has indicated a possible desire to run for President in 2016 and has started to make inquires, etc. to that end. The Moral Middle welcomes his interest in doing so, feeling that Governor Romney is an honest, moral and capable candidate. There were several issues that hindered his 2012 bid many of them, having been…

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Life

The GLADD Hypocrisy

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CNN reports that none other than GLADD is meeting the soon-to-be-aired special “My Husband’s Not Gay” with outrage. Has anyone else noticed the blatant hypocrisy? Their web page states: “GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.” Is that everyone except young men who admit to same-sex attraction but…

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Religion

The Moral Middle: Who Is God?

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Several recent articles surrounding Christmas and religion have caught my attention. Many of the writers who I admire and follow closely seem to theorize that God needs to be reasoned. I would argue that understanding God is much more simple and straightforward for God has revealed himself. Those who seek to find him through great bouts of cerebral contortions end…

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Politics

A Moral Proposal on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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We are facing an immigration crisis. There are as many as 20 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States and many more coming. These modern pilgrims are coming to the United States to work and participate in the better economic and educational opportunities found here. For the most part, they and their families are honest, hard working and respectable…

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Favorites, Politics

An Old Man’s Reflection on America

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I can remember John F. Kennedy winning the presidency. I remember Woodstock, the first moon landing and the original Shelly Cobra. I can also remember Viet Nam, the assassinations of John and Bobby Kennedy, John Lennon and the death of Jim Morrison. I remember the LA race riots and Martin Luther King. Of course, all old men are inclined to…

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Family Sermons, Religion

My Cat and God

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Our cat thinks I am a God. She petitions me untiringly. She depends on me for food, shelter, and safety. She watches me do things, which must seem miraculous. In many ways I must seem a God to her. I even have authority over life and death.  Even though I fall far short of the compliment, to my pet I am god…

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Favorites, Life, Politics

One White Man’s Opinon on Racism

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They say that as a white man in the Untied States I can’t understand what it is like to grow up in America as a black man. I would think that is true. They say that having grown up in an area where blacks are few and far between that I am probably a racist myself. I would think that…

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Politics

Immigration and Chess

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I just listened to President Obama on immigration. I have to admit that I really agree with and liked the changes he has set forth. If it happens the way he described it, I think the country will be better for it. Now congress needs to get busy and put it into law. Politically, it seems to be a win…

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