Freedom to Exercise Religion

The response to the recent decision in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Hobby Lobby has been…sad. The most popular argument is “They can believe whatever they want, as long as it doesn’t affect anyone else.” Talk about ignorance. The Constitution The First Amendment of the United States Constitution is...

Entitlement of Ideas

After a rather minor incident in a video game, I realized how scary and how dangerous an entitlement-minded society is. Once a person believes they are ENTITLED to something you have, your help, or a handout, there is a downward spiral of demands. We see it in America today....

I Am So Over Talk About Racism

If we’re going to “talk about race” we need to talk about it as a two way street. As a person with white skin I’ve suffered racist remarks, actions, and comments by several people with black skin. In fact, several of my family members have suffered discrimination just because...

George Zimmerman & Trayvon Martin – Part 1

State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (or other such barrier of external information), you’ve probably at least heard of the “George Zimmerman Trial.” A tragic situation has been exploited into a national tragedy of racism (that’s the summation of my view; feel...

Video Games: Source of Violence or Helpful Tool?

This is a research paper written by Matthew E. Semrau in June of 2010. You are free to use this article as long as proper citation and attribution are given. Should you plagiarize this article (use it as your own for school, profit, etc) you will be prosecuted to...

Associated Press (AP): Illegal vs. Undocumented Immigrant

A topic of disgust (and discussion) in conservative circles lately is the new Associated Press (AP) guidelines on how news sources should refer to those who have immigrated illegally. As a student of journalism, this is an issue I found troubling. How can I report the truth if I’m...

Some thoughts on traditional marriage

If you haven’t been living under a rock, chances are you’ve noticed the debate in Washington between the ideas of traditional marriage and homosexual marriage. I’ve been weighing in on the topic on Facebook almost daily. Some people like my opinion; others not so much. Admittedly, it’s taken me...

Tech Savvy or Virtually Clueless?

I’m totally confounded how leagues of my fellow classmates, college students, claim to be tech savvy, own a smart phone, and attest to being a technologically knowledgeable person. Yet, after closer inspection, even the “Digital Native” (a term originally coined by educator Marc Prensky), is totally inept with the...

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