Amaze Your Friends With This Constitutional Factoid

Did you know, since the Constitution was ratified in 1788, there have been over 11,000 amendments proposed by Congress. However, only 27 of those made it through Congress and were ratified by the States. I was amazed at this stat, but I managed to verify it on the US Senate’s statistics page.The next question that came to mind was, “what on earth were they proposing?” ...more

Chick-Fil-Wake Up Call

I'm not going into depth about this whole Chick-Fil-A debacle. No matter how you slice it, this company has become the lightning rod for bigger and more important conversations. I am sure they are far from the only company that does not support gay marriage. They were just the only ones naive enough to openly say it. And for that, I actually give them credit because they spoke their truth. And I fully support their right to say whatever they need to say because despite the fact that I disagree with it, expressing opinions is important....more
So so true.  I'm amazed at how we forget what the underlying issue is and how we take pride in ...more

Arizona Constitution Protects Occupy Tucson Yet Arrests Continue

Still blogging away at Nablopomo on my NFHill.com site, but I thought I'd share this post about Occupy Tucson here on BlogHer for those of us who are part of the 99% -- that's like almost everyone here, no?...more

For the Love of Books: How and Why Books Get Challenged & Banned Part I

A Salve for the Soul Books soothe my soul....more

I Want the Freedom to Be Stupid...

"Being stupid is its own reward." ~UnknownI'll admit, we do live in the country with the most freedoms today.  I try to be grateful for that, but it's tough.  I look back on our Constitution and it both saddens and angers me as to what has happened to that wonderful document over the years.  We've lost sight of what it was supposed to do and mean for the American people....more

Finding my Voice...and I'm Frustrated, Scared and Mad

So, I kept putting off a new blog.  I started to let the thoughts of "no one really cares about what is going on in my life but me" stop me each time I had a new idea.  It's true.  I'm not that interesting.  My life probably mirrors many other people's lives out there, but I do have a couple of things I am passionate enough about to start bringing to light....more

I really appreciate that quote. I had not known about the Earth documentary! But I am not ...more

Where Have All the Smart People Gone?

            Every now and then the news will report something so shocking we barely notice the drool leaking out from our jaw-dropped mouths. Usually it’s something drastically horrifying, like the time I read about a seven-year-old girl allegedly pimped out by her teenage step sister last spring…..um…HUH?...more

Lawmakers Move to Deny Citizenship to US-Born Children of Undocumented Immigrants

If a small but vocal group of state and congressional lawmakers have their way, being born in the United States will no longer guarantee American citizenship. These legislators want to require that parents prove that they are in the US legally before their American-born children will be issued birth certificates.  ...more

Nordette, thanks for the additional historical context.

Melissa, I suspect that you are ...more

America's Embrace of Fascism

There’s a lot of the world socialism being thrown around these days. However, the US couldn’t be farther away from socialism. That’s because it’s actually fascist....more

Obama vs. Miranda: We're all terrorists now

By speaking out against your government's fascist activities, which is your patriotic duty under the Constitution, you can now be labeled a terrorist. This has never been more dangerous time, as Obama is on an all out assault against the Constitution and civil liberties, as he wants to dismiss Miranda rights....more