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Ten Commandments monuments SHOULD be in front of every state capitol--but with just a few necessities before placing them there.
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Can't find a Confederate flag in the south? No problem. Go to Pennsylvania, where the Confederacy shall rise again!
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Can't find a Confederate flag in the South--head to the Keystone State, the place where the Declaration of Independence was signed; there are a lot of Confederate flags there.
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It s less a matter of a certain flag, than a certain attitude.  It is less a matter of the gun, than a certain attitude.  

You can like, love, not like, be neutral to, dislike, and even hate people, in your mind, quite permissively.  It is the actions, that count.   (I am not advocating hatred or racism, here.... see below.) 

You can own a flag, or a gun, or a cross, or a book, or any object, and do no harm, perhaps, even, do good. 

No, a gun, a car, a book, a cross, a flag, etc.... are all basically objects, maybe tools,.  They are neutral.  It is what you DO with it that counts. 

Some argue any hate is wrong, bad evil, must be stopped, cannot be had, must be rooted out of our society.  Well, that is like trying prohibition, or the futile drug war.    Hate and action is endemic to America, sadly.  The nation was settled and born and grown in hate and war.....  One does not need a phd in history!

Can dislikes and hatreds be re-channeled for good? Can attitudes be changed so that certain folks can agree not to like "X" without a need to follow through and act on it?  That is the issue.  

A gun does not kill, any more than a sword, crossbow, plane, drone, a pressure cooker, or a soapstone carving does[1].  The human agent is needed.  And for a human to have one of these things is not necessarily bad.  It is what you do, and when.  Appropriateness and timing are VIP.

It is quite appropriate to hate and kill "XXX".  In fact some of America's greatest heroes, at one time did.  It is just not done anymore, it is not needed.  Many are honoured today.  

Don't believe me?  Replace XXXX with:   Spanish, British, Canadians, Aboriginals, Germans, Arabs, Vietnamese, Japanese, Italians, Iranians, Iraquis, Chinese, Mexicans, Russians....  But, recall, it is no longer 1773, or 1812, or 1942!
 
  And somehow, it is the people we must work on.  Whether or not a Confederate flag flies or not....  as Barrack Obama told Stephen Harper On Oct 23, 2014.  "Mr. Prime Minister.  My condolences for yesterday.  In America we call that Wednesday."     You can take down all Confederate memorials.  Heck, the Taliban are experts, and would do it cheap!  And the day after they are all destroyed, deleted off the internet, and all the books burned up....  You know what will happen. 

And, oh, [1]:  A little Canadiana.  https://canadianprimeministers.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/intruder-confronts-pms-wife-at-official-residence/
Mind you, I would not advocate using one to rob a confectionery store. 

So, I ask you.... What do we do about these people?  How do we get them to say:  "I can choose.  I will not kill today."???  (I paraphrase Captain Kirk, here.) 
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What's a Business degree worth? On Wall Street, a lot! For society, not so much.
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Religion and Science vs. Greed and Politics
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Walter Brasch        Rick Santorum, who is back in the race to be the Republican
nominee for president after finishing second to Mitt Romney in 2012, is a devout
Catholic.       So devout that he often makes bishops and
cardinals appear to be tools of a ...
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The Politics of Disaster Relief
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Walter Brasch       More than 150,000 Texans sent a petition to the White House,
demanding the union allow Texas to secede.       This was not 1861 when Texans wanted out of the union. This was
two years ago.       Among those who threw around the idea o...
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Three Commandments for Every State Capitol
by Walter Brasch       The Oklahoma Supreme Court this past week ordered the
legislature and the executive branch to remove a six-foot tall Ten Commandments
granite monument from the front of the state house.       The monument was placed there in January a...
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Whoopin’ and a-Hollerin’ for the Plantation Life
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Walter Brasch       Judge A. Joseph Antanavage, with shotgun
in hand, stood before a modified Confederate battle flag, and looked as if he
had planned to defend whatever it is that the Confederate flag stands for.       But, this wasn’t in the South. Thi...
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Rick Santorum, a devout Catholic, doesn't believe climate change is caused by humans. 70% of all Catholics believe there is  something known as climate change; 60% believe it's human-caused. Pope Francis just issued a 184-page encyclical that combines religion and science, and calls for renewable energy and mankind to stop fracking the earth. 
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Texas senators voted against disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy victims. But, they now say they need help for Texas. Can you spell "hypocrite"?
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A nursing student is suing her college because she failed a critical class. Twice. It's not her fault, she says. Alas, she's just one of hundreds of thousands who blame everything and everyone but themselves.
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Walter M. Brasch.
I'm a journalist, a writer who looks at society and tries to understand, then analyze and explain its many complex parts as they relate to each other to help people better understand their own lives and what's both necessary and important to their lives. My weekly column appears in 30+ print newspapers and several dozen online newspapers. I also write books, often fusing social issues and history. I was a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor, and a writer-producer for multi-screen multimedia productions. I also retired as a professor of mass communications.
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  • Ohio University
    MASS COMMUNICATIONS, 1971 - 1974
  • San Diego State University
    sociology/social welfare, 1963 - 1966
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