Race and racism are absurd concepts Racism has become a vague, overly applied label utilizing a hugely contrived concept in an inexact, partisan way. The original and prevailing definition of racism was the belief that a race was inherently superior or inferior to another.
I’m conflicted on Brexit. I tend towards favoring independence from multi national confederations, especially if they attempt to manage domestic affairs. It is my core belief that most problems are best addressed at the point of their origin by the people experiencing them. Economic downturns are natural economic adjustments that force people to adjust their […]
Europeans are fond of condescending to Americans. Among their more frequent condescensions is chuckling at, and seemingly benevolently excusing, our different approach to community, individuals and responsibilities to our being ,“A young country”. The implication is that we are naïve and lack the cultural past and history of governance to have learned that we simply […]
As of June 23, 2016, there are 2,938,497 registered voters in Louisiana. 75.03% are registered in the five officially recognized political parties. The Democratic Party with 1,328,509 registered voters or 45.21% The Republican Party with 860,745 registered voters or 29.29% The Libertarian Party with 12,074 registered voters or .41 % The Green Party with 2,001 […]
Could this be the year that finally breaks the monopoly of the donkey and the elephant? If your independent or ‘third party’ candidates are appearing, or planning upon appearing, on the Louisiana general election ballot in 2016 please notify the Louisiana Junto at email@example.com with your best party/platform descriptions.
The very phrase ‘gun control’ is very unspecific. For this reason it is difficult to determine if one supports it, opposes it or supports certain aspects of it. The issue of gun control is really, like many issues, several issues or questions that intersect. Perhaps a more helpful way to look at the ‘issue’ is to break […]
Benjamin Franklin was among the most inventive, spry and self confident men of his day (or any since). In addition to his scientific, political and civic accomplishments, he was quite interested in the concept of moral perfection. His attitudes towards organized religion are often debated. He was raised an Episcopalian and subscribed to the Presbyterian […]
In 1727 Benjamin Franklin organized a group of friends to provide a structured form of mutual improvement. The group, initially composed of twelve members, called itself the Junto. The word Junto is a mistaken use of the masculine singular Spanish adjective “joined”, mistaken for the feminine singular noun “junta”, “a meeting”. Both derive from Latin […]
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You know what it’s like when you get in a discussion, aka argument, on the internet? Whether it’s about politics or sports or which candy bar is best, it often goes downhill fast. You and the other person are already convinced that you’re right. You are usually so convinced that any seemingly good points made […]