10 Reasons Why Chuck Norris is Not My Hero:

May 24, 2009 by Jill Garvey · 4 Comments
Filed under: American Identity, Culture 

1. He’s a homophobe: opposing protection of LGBT people under the new Hate-Crimes Act.

2. He promotes the use of the Bible and advocates for official prayers in public school.

3. He thinks Texas should secede from the nation and that he should be the president. Ha!

4. He supported Prop 8; California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

5. In his fervent support of Prop 8 he suggested that the LGBT community blame people of color.

6. He said recently that there may need to be a second revolution in response to increasing left leaning politics, and that “We the people have the authority according to America’s Declaration of Independence”.

7. He refers to creationism as intelligent design (gag), and has helped put creationism into the curriculum of 443 public school districts.

8. He invokes Thomas Jefferson’s name in supporting creationism in schools.

9. # 7 on his martial arts code of honor is “I will maintain an attitude of open-mindedness.”

10. He wrote a moronic letter to President Obama (in which he urged him to turn away from his pro-choice stance), entitled “Obama, now that you work for me …”

Just ten reasons why Chuck Norris is lame.

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Equality is not a Privilege

March 12, 2009 by Guest Blogger · Comment
Filed under: American Identity, Politics 

By Amy Spicer

“It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others. –Thomas Jefferson.

“Fidelity”: Don’t Divorce… from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.
When President Bush first called for a constitutional amendment to outlaw gay marriage I thought most people would recognize it as a desperate act of a desperate president. Certainly an amendment with the sole intent to deny basic legal rights to its citizens couldn’t be carried out. Right?

Unfortunately wrong.

While the California Supreme Court heard arguments to overturn Prop 8 last Thursday (arguments whether is was an amendment or a revision and the legalities therein) I just kept thinking how a president was able to hijack a human rights issue and use it to deflect from his own shortcomings as the leader of the free world. And how it’s possible in 2009 that equal rights are denied in our country. Equal rights; not different, not more, not “instead of” but equal. Read more

What I Learned from Jefferson’s Mountain

July 26, 2008 by Jill Garvey · Comment
Filed under: Culture 

A few weeks ago President Bush welcomed 72 new Americans as they took their oath of citizenship at Thomas Jefferson’s famous estate, Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. 72 new citizens got a healthy taste of free speech as Bush was continually heckled from the crowd.

I happened to be in Virginia too, visiting relatives, and as I watched Bush give his read more