Donald R Barbera's Blog – July 2013 Archive (3)

Blasphemy vs. Free Speech

To the point, blasphemy laws intrude on the right of free speech and reflect a religious affectation meant to control what others say about theologically based matters. The idea of offending religious sensibilities to the point of punishment is in and of itself disgusting and distasteful, but there are venues where such regulations attempt to control any defamation of…


Added by Donald R Barbera on July 31, 2013 at 8:00am — 25 Comments

Love & Happiness

Not many people ever find one much less the other; in fact, what they tend to do is settle or agree to strive no more, which, in my opinion, is the same as giving up. There are few things in this world worthy of one’s life or dedicated energy, but if there is one it is either love or happiness.

Many think of love as that burning passion that stokes the fires…


Added by Donald R Barbera on July 30, 2013 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Black Hearts, Mean Spirits

The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies.—Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Roe v. Wade, January 22, 1973

Recently the Texas State Legislature walked all over Justice Blackmun’s ground breaking insight by passing a bill that would effectively close 37 abortion of…


Added by Donald R Barbera on July 14, 2013 at 8:20pm — 6 Comments



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