Chick-fil-A and Human Rights

August 3rd, 2012

By Dan Miller Freedoms of religion, speech, press and peaceful assembly are among the most important human rights we have.  There is no “human right” to compel anyone to agree with one’s political, religious or other views. To my regret, I did not dine at Chick-fil-A yesterday. I live in the somewhat remote and rural […]

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California Marriage Definition Held Unconstitutional

August 5th, 2010

By Dan Miller Now that the state’s gay marriage ban has been overturned by a federal judge, what happens next? *  *  * In anticipation of the issuance on August 4, 2010, of a decision on the constitutionality of a provision of California’s Constitution defining marriage as solely between one man and one woman, gay […]

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Misplaced Priorities

December 6th, 2009

By Tom Carter The opening paragraph of Richard Cohen’s recent column in The Washington Post: The truth is that if Maj. Nidal Hasan, the accused killer of 13 people at Fort Hood, had entered the officers club there with a nice handbag on his arm, perhaps a Gucci tote, he would have been out of the […]

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Stupid Laws Have Tragic Consequences

May 21st, 2009

They had been together for 18 years and had three adopted children, but neither that fact nor the legal documentation presented to the hospital (living wills, advanced directives, and power-of-attorney documents) was sufficient to allow 39-year-old Lisa Pond to have her family at her bedside when she was dying at the Ryder Trauma Center at […]

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