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Joseph Kaminski

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November 20, 2017

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Burkini Ban

My Thoughts on The Burkini Ban

With Islamophobia on the rise, “religious freedom” is consistently getting confused for radicalism and extremism. France, the victim of multiple attacks in recent months, has entered a serious stage of paranoia through the ban of the burkini, an extremely conservative “swimsuit” which allows Muslim women to enjoy the beach alongside Westerners.

U.S. Constitution

Get Your Free Copy of the U.S. Constitution

If you, like Donald Trump, haven’t read the United States Constitution: now’s your chance to do so for free. Although you can get digital copies for free online thanks to the freedom of information, the ACLU is generously offering everyone a free copy of the pocket edition for the United States Constitution (usually five dollars) from now until Election Day.

The Religious Pyramid

Introducing the hierarchy of religious beliefs, as basically defined by Crispian Jago. It’s fairly easy to read, with the most harmless at the bottom and the most harmful at the top. The hierarchy argues that an individual or institution cannot make their way up the pyramid without hitting all the levels below. It can be described, simply, as a ladder. Everyone, as individuals, or every collection of institutions, as a society, starts at the very bottom and will accordingly adjust towards the environment surrounding them and the emotions within them.

Ben Carson’s Hands Can’t Heal His Campaign

Not only do you know absolutely nothing about American (and German) history, you’ve tended to forget your own. You grew up in a poor family, raised by a single mother and public housing. You were fed with food stamps, kept healthy with Medicaid, received your first pair of eyeglasses from state agencies, benefited from affirmative action to enter undergraduate school, used federal loans and grants from PELL to pay off your student debt… Yet you’re against all of those things. You’re against food stamps, Medicaid, state agencies, public housing, government intervention with education, federal loans and grants. How are you running as a Republican?