Monthly Archives: July 2015

100 Words

I have said that I am not afraid of the idea of Death, hoping only that I encounter it without pain. I am not a believer in a conscious afterlife. I expect that the best to be hoped for is … Continue reading

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100 Words- July 8- Nothingness

I have said that I am not afraid of the idea of Death, hoping only that I encounter it without pain.I am not a believer in a conscious afterlife. I expect that the best to be hoped for is that … Continue reading

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100 Words- July 7

I have heard it suggested that the principle of conscientious objection, which was an option in the United States Armed Services when the Armed Services was a conscription organization, be applied to those who want to deny services to people … Continue reading

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100 Words- July 6- Continuing Yesterday

I did not mean to suggest that what I wrote in the previous posting was an acceptable compromise, only that this would be a probable compromise suggested. The great difficulty with these 100 word postings is the very limited space … Continue reading

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100 Words- July 5, 2015

The American Government has, in special circumstances such as combat, provided for individual philosophical objections to a particular act.  Under the former Armed Services Draft, many who claimed a conscientious objection to the act of killing another human being, were … Continue reading

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100 words- July 4,

Public officials, in America, are elected/appointed under civil authority, not religious.  In fact, our Constitution makes no provision for for religious approval of any of its civil provisions/rulings.  Appointees, whether elected  or appointed, are bound, by their acceptance of office, to … Continue reading

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100 Words- July 3, 2015- On America’s Birthday

America is about to celebrate its two hundred and thirty-ninth birthday. There will be parades and fireworks (both sanctioned and illegal), and more political, platitudinous speeches than would be possible to count, if one wanted to count them, just among … Continue reading

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