Birthright Citizenship: Constitutional?

No, it isn’t. The 14th Amendment, Section 1, to the US Constitution reads in part:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, AND SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION THEREOF [emphasis added], are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. Continue reading

Term Limits: First Target Judges

Most of us have probably heard this statement: “We already have term limits. We call them elections.”

This argument doesn’t hold up — notably at the federal level. Congressional representatives and senators from California, for instance, can Continue reading

Christmas: Loneliness, Connectedness — and Thanks

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We hear a lot about people being alone at this time of year — or bereaved. I have read that Christmas is the number one time of year for suicides.

Most of my friends know that I am an adult “orphan.” I joined Continue reading

Air Travel: Unthinkable Now

A few weeks ago, a radio pastor jokingly offered one possible explanation of why God allowed the invention of the airplane: People who never talk to Him on Earth are more than willing to call on Him when they’re 37,000 feet in the air.

I don’t doubt this — although, since I don’t fly anymore, I won’t be Continue reading