Category Archives: economy

Inmates aren’t humans, they’re criminals…

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http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2014/5/27/whistleblower-arizonainmatesaredyingfrominadequatehealthcare.html The article exposes examples of neglect and abuse that have taken place in Arizona’s prison system. Please read the article. What follows are my thoughts, written just after reading it myself. Absolutely disgusting… makes me sick. That’s how easy it is to neglect prisoners. Society really doesn’t care that much… and those that run the prison system know it…. Read more »

Response of first resort…

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Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of the social problems that burden people who are ensconced in poverty. These problems often are veiled by being conveniently grouped together under the category “crime” and by the automatic attribution of criminal behavior to people of color. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only… Read more »

An Open Question for Christians

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When is the Christian community going to stand together and make a commitment to homeschool all our children?  For too long Christian families have willingly handed their children over to the hands of the State (into the hands of moral strangers) for seven hours a day, five days a week, ten months a year.  Think about that.  Handing your kids… Read more »

Let’s Fix a Justice System That Isn’t Working

True charity…

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The Church, if she be authentic in her Christian witness, must grapple with the challenges of society starting from its most marginalized sector. If the Church does not teach with a loud voice that the Great Lenten Fast is about more than refraining from certain foods, she will be failing in her duty to preach the fullness of Christ’s Gospel…. Read more »

Apt for today…

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One of my addictions…

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The weight of this world…

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So wretched and vile are many elements of this world… She grows weary.  Some of us would rather ignore the bleak and the corrupt, growing weary of the world around us… She wants it to be beautiful.  She wants a fairytale and happiness…  Who can blame her? But with knowledge comes suffering.  We can’t turn our backs on the broken… Read more »

Oppose military action in Syria

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Post-conviction challenges

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Once someone has been convicted, rightly or wrongly, he or she has a chance to appeal the case post-conviction.  The state is not required to provide an attorney for this process. You can see here the seemingly insurmountable odds stacked against the now convicted defendant. (page 195 of B. Garrett’s book Convicting the Innocent)