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  1. The Difference between Intellectual Honesty and Dishonesty

    The issue of intellectual honesty and dishonesty has come up frequently in discussions over at least the last few months. Perhaps it is time to understand and define what is meant by the terms.

    We all do not have to agree on most things. But we do have to accept that we do not have to agree in order for the other to be acceptable. When we can allow the same liberties and courtesies and the right to be whom and what they are to the opposition as we demand for ourselves, we will have ...
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  2. My Fellow Americans: Why?

    It seems that many say they are exercising their constitutional right to protest and speak out in the wake of the last election. They insist their protests and expressed opinions are reasonable and justified.

    But to many of us, those protests and "reasonable opinions" look and sound very much like hate, bigotry, intolerance, and unreasonableness. Some even go so far as to come across as unAmerican and/or unpatriotic; even dangerous to America as we know it.

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  3. When we are all flying in the same plane, please don't shoot the pilot!

    This morning before the inauguration ceremony, Barack and Michelle Obama had tea at the White House with Donald and Melania Trump. No cameras. No press. Just four people having tea. That is an amazing thing to me.


    At the ceremony itself, I watched a smiling and gracious Nancy Pelosi shake the President-elect's hand and I heard a remarkable and unifying speech by Charles Schumer. I saw George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill and Hillary Clinton smile and warmly greet the President-elect ...
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