The highest court has the highest stakes. Analysis of Supreme Court justices and their always-controversial rulings.
Can We Do Anything About Our Eroding Freedoms?
Freedom has been won and lost a million times over thousands of years. Small groups and large groups have attempted to define and implement freedom. Everyone you ask will assure you they can tell you what freedom is. Unfortunately, as with all things, every person has a different opinion, making a "one size fits all" definition of freedom nearly impossible. There is a plethora of components that people agree on, but no two people will ever agree on every aspect.
Before you vote(My Deepest Trauma in America)
Dear America, friends, family, teachers, relatives, collages... Before you vote– Or anything– THINK! Please--THINK, ok….
America Needs to Keep Religion Out of Schools
It’s the first day of new school year. Cindy excitedly leaps off the bus and practically runs to class. A feeling of eccentricity flows through her veins because she will be in a new class, new teacher, and make new friends. As the door to her classroom opens, she walks in and slowly takes in the image of her classroom. Her teacher is standing in the front of the room with a live chicken chained to a large table. What is going on? She wonders as she and her fellow peers take their seats and await the answer of this bizarre scene. Once the starting bell rings, the teacher stands in front of the class and begins chanting in a language that no one is able to comprehend. After a few minutes of chanting, the teacher clutches the knife and prepares to sacrifice the chicken in front of the students. They all gasp at the possible horror that might unfold before their very eyes. Before striking the chicken, the teacher pauses. “Welcome to the new school year. I am chanting for your success this year and I invite you all to join in my chant. Of course, if you don’t want to, you can just sit until I’m done.
Supreme Court v. Planet Earth
Did any of us think that the US Supreme Court would stop after their most recent attacks on the public? First, ruling that religious schools must be included in assistance programs in Maine, then taking away women’s rights to medical privacy and the right to control their own bodies, and then allowing teacher-led prayer in public schools. Now they are going after the one thing that affects us all: air.
How the Decline Of America Is Ruining Our Mental Health
It’s not easy being an American for many of us in 2022. There has been a trend toward our country reverting backward in time, in so many negative ways. As we become more divided, angry, and confrontational, it takes its toll on our mental health.
Taxpayers Pay for Christianity in Schools
Another business day, another questionable decision from the US Supreme Court. Today is another attack on the separation of church and state, allowing a football coach to pray on the field. The decision was made claiming that disallowing prayer in a public school is against the coach’s religious freedom and freedom of speech as defined in the First Amendment.
Her Body, Her Choice, Her Mind
I just finished reading about the familiar coat hanger as a symbol of abortion. It is not a pretty thing to contemplate. What the article subsumes is the fact that the practice is so barbaric and medically hazardous to the woman.
The Structure Simply Doesn't Work
It’s an architectural issue. If I discovered my beautiful home rested upon rotted pilings then I would need to take some kind of immediate and drastic action to save my house. I would need to replace and restore and augment my foundation. I couldn’t simply ignore the situation and hope for the best, until the day the entire house crashes down.
I Am Not A Uterus
I used to be proud to be an American. When I was a child, I did not quite understand what that meant. I loved celebrating Independence Day because we would spend most of the day outside, grilling and playing in the yard. It was a day that my dad had off from work. In the evening, we would go to the fireworks and spend time together as a family.
- Top Story - June 2022
Overturn of Roe v Wade
June 24, 2022. Friday Morning. Every American woke up to breaking news of the Supreme Court overturning a ruling that had been in place for decades. States are now allowed to implement a ban on abortions and it will not be found unconstitutional. Roe v Wade was important because it allowed women to decide what to do with their body in the event of a pregnancy. In modern times, any person who becomes pregnant should be allow to decide whether or not to give birth. There are currently 13 states that have an abortion ban implemented, putting access to abortion in jeopardy.
The Talmud vs. the Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade
The Jewish Talmud generally holds that life begins with the first breath (see, for example, When Does Life Begin? A Jewish View). What would this mean for a Jewish woman who wants to have an abortion in a state in which abortion is banned, due to yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court decision?
Supreme Court Correcting The Abortion Error
There is no doubt that the U.S. Supreme Court has made some major blunders in their history. After all, the members of the court are human like the rest of us and capable of mistakes. Haven’t we all messed up from time to time? One of the more notorious instances of this was the Plessy v. Ferguson case establishing the “Separate but Equal” doctrine for segregated education. Some would argue that the ruling to allow a mandate to purchase health insurance in 2012 was pretty bad too. But perhaps the most egregious instance was the nationwide legalization of abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973.