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America's Refugee Policy: We care ... sort of

"You shall not hand over to his master a slave who has escaped from his master to you ... “… the stranger that dwells with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; “Love you therefore the stranger:…
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Protecting our air: A need to fight pollution - not each other

 “… use for the good of others the special gifts (we) have received from God.” (I Peter - Good News Translation of the Bible) FOUNDING FATHERS’ PERSPECTIVE “In the environment, every victory is temporary, every defeat is permanent.” (Thomas…
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Islam in America

  “Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you … for we be brothers.  Is not the whole world before us? Separate yourself, I pray you, from me: if you will take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if…
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The Impact of Recreational Marijuana Legalization

  “Love of money is the root of all evil.” (The Bible) FOUNDING FATHERS PERSPECTIVE “A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to…
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The “Black Lives Matter” Movement: Fighting for justice or self-interest?

  “…those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.” (The Bible, Proverbs) FOUNDING FATHERS PERSPECTIVE “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is in their interest to preserve peace…
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Restoring the "Work for Welfare" Requirement

Sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next? You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, (and) poverty…. (Proverbs, The Message translation) FOUNDING FATHERS’ PERSPECTIVE "The office of government is not to confer happiness,…
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“I’ll be a personal guide to them, I’ll be right there to show them what roads to take, ...” (Isaiah 42 – The Message translation of the Bible) FOUNDING FATHERS’ PERSPECTIVE “… as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered…
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AIDS/HIV in America: 35 Years Later

There’s a way of life that looks harmless enough; look again ... all that laughter will end in heartbreak. (Proverbs, The Message translation of the Bible) FOUNDING FATHERS' PERSPECTIVE “We have no government armed with power capable…
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Military Intervention

Am I my brother's keeper?   (The Bible) FOUNDING FATHERS' PERSPECTIVE "It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world." (George Washington) “We should have nothing to do with conquest.…
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Military Spending

  … I want a complete audit of your books. (Jesus Christ, The Message translation) FOUNDING FATHERS' PERSPECTIVE “Constant apprehension of war has the ... tendency to render the head too large for the body.” (James Madison) “Never…