In a libertarian debate with John Stossel, Johnson said that “religious rights” are a “black hole” and that a Jew should have to bake a cake for a Nazi wedding. You can see his full statements here: So what gives? I thought libertarians were all about freedom to do what they wanted and associate with whomever they choose. These statements by Johnson have created a backlash in the libertarian community which upholds the basic rights of the first amendment as almost sacred. Why? Because without 1st amendment protections we cannot call the government to account when it gets out...Read More
3 ways parents are enabling childhood bullies Are parents the bad examples that child bullies are following?
This post is dedicated to my two most recent biggest fans, you know who you are 😉 , whose incessant barrage of vitriol, lies, and ignorance has inspired me to explore the interesting connection between adult bullies and the effect they have on their children. Ladies, I wear your hate like war paint and I pray that your brilliant daughters will choose to ignore these lessons you’re teaching them. Raise your hand if you’ve had (or currently have) a social account on Cafemom.com. Cafemom is like Facebook and MySpace for moms of all varieties, and if you’ve been on there...Read More
There are many paths in life. But the longest of them all is the path to the heart. If you resist this path, you will take lifetimes to find it again. If you surrender and embrace it, you’ll be home. We’ve all been blinded by the blanket of emotions that comes from falling down the precipice of union into love. While we only have one word for it, the ancient Greeks in their pursuit of wisdom and self-understanding, found seven different varieties of love that we all experience at some point. When we understand the different types of love...Read More
In the wake of the success from my latest Observer article, I realize that there are many people in our community (and yours too) that want to see a positive change happen locally. It’s a breath of fresh air to see such support for free speech and good teachers educators, but many people feel overwhelmed and feel like their voice doesn’t matter or can’t be heard amidst the noise. The Internet has become a real game changer for local activism and makes it possible for everyone to speak out and you don’t need to be a part of some...Read More
VIDEO: The Story of Katrina Guarascio in Her Own Words The Jesus, Pot Story That Has Nothng to Do with Jesus or Pot
VIDEO: The Story of Katrina Guarascio in Her Own Words Highlights from the Interview: “When you’re young, and starting out, and you have all these crazy ideas, sometimes you just need people to listen to you. Especially when young writiers are starting out, and their jummping for the shock value, you need to showm them that, “okay, yes your writing is shocking, no it’s not good.” “One of the things I discovered, allowing students to kind of have that freedom to explore their woice and to not censor them is that they would try for the shocking stuff...Read More